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Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

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Trans Lifeline in the Media

How LGBTQ+ People Can Get Help and Resources During Coronavirus

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Trans Lifeline, a phone hotline for and by trans people, is also encouraging callers to reach out for support. “Trans people came together to create a space where we can talk to each other to combat that isolation,” says Trans Lifeline’s Hotline Director IV Staklo

What happens when you call or text a crisis hotline? Here's what to expect

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Your experience using a crisis hotline will be unique to the service you reach out to, but generally speaking, you will be asked to confirm your consent to begin a conversation with a trained operator, according to Yana Calou, communication director for Trans Lifeline, a hotline run by and for trans people

Twilio grants $3 million to crisis responders

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Communication tech firm Twilio is announcing $3 million in new grants later on Tuesday, aimed at helping more than two dozen crisis services speed up their response time.

Trans Lifeline, which is receiving its largest-ever grant of $153,000 from Twilio, said that is enough to launch an urgently needed Spanish-language hotline to serve the U.S. and Canada by the end of June. As a result it expects to handle 44% more calls.

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