List of Resources for Urgent Support of LGBT Youth

If you or a loved one are in imminent physical danger, either from yourself or from others, call 911.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention nationally to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. Text or chat with trained volunteers.
Synergy Services 24-hour Youth Crisis Line
816-741-8700 or 888-233-1639
Synergy Services is a local (Parkville, Mo.) organization that provides a wide range of services. It is part of the
National Safe Place Network (, a program for youth in need of immediate help and safety. Safe places may include libraries, youth centers, fire stations, public buses and various businesses. In the greater Kansas City area, QuikTrip convenience stores are designated safe sites for at-risk youth.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The MY3 app (, which helps an at-risk person stay connected with three trusted individuals, is available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play.
KnowBullying ( is an app designed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Bradley Osborn

Brad has been writing for Camp since 2004. His beat is mostly local features and general LGBT news. Common topics have included youth, faith and community. Although he holds an M.A. in journalism, he primarily considers himself to be a chemist, having studied and worked in biochemistry, quantitative analysis, quality assurance and the production of educational science texts. He's laconic, unintentionally enigmatic and often facetious. He enjoys irony, as well as things – but not animals, apparently – that are simultaneously beautiful and utilitarian. He and his cat, Charlie Parker, reside in downtown Kansas City, Mo. If you have a story idea for Brad, send him a note at

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