UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 and our concern for public health, Laughs for Life has been canceled this year. Your donations to San Francisco Suicide Prevention are still greatly appreciated.
Due to the recent spread of COVID-19 and our commitment to supporting the health and safety of our community, it is with great consideration and care that we have decided to cancel Laughs for Life, scheduled for April 22, 2020.
Right now, during this time of heightened concern, we are focusing our efforts on keeping our programs and hotlines fully operational. We are proud to report that no breaks in service have occurred and we will continue to be there for those who are in crisis.
Laughs for Life is our big event of year—the one time where all of our team, partners, and supporters come together to celebrate our shared vision to reduce the stigma around suicide and celebrate our collective efforts to support others who are struggling. Since we have already incurred costs for the event and funds that would have been raised for Laughs for Life, we truly need your donations.
If you have already made a gift or pledged a gift, we hope that you will allow SFSP to keep those tax-deductible donations. This support enables us to build our infrastructure with text and chat programming to reach more young people. Finding new ways to reach people in crisis during this time of added isolation related to COVID-19 is crucial.
To learn more about San Francisco Suicide Prevention visit: www.sfsuicide.org.
If you prefer to mail us a check, please make checks payable to Felton Institute and mail to: San Francisco Suicide Prevention, PO Box 191350, San Francisco, CA 94119. Felton Institute is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.
About Felton Institute: Founded in 1889, Felton Institute responds to human needs by providing cutting edge, evidence-based mental health and social services that transform lives. Felton Institute is a tax-exempt organization registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.
Offering more than 50 acclaimed and honored programs that address homelessness, mental health, prenatal, adolescent, adult and senior needs, Felton Institute provides services in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Marin, and Monterey counties.
Felton is named for its social services pioneer and executive director Dr. Katharine “Kitty” Felton who was called the ”conscience of San Francisco” and was committed to ensuring that children and families in crisis have access to social services and resources in order to help them build upon their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency. www.felton.org
About San Francisco Suicide Prevention: Founded in 1962, San Francisco Suicide Prevention is the oldest community-based telephone crisis center in the United States. The agency provides emotional support and crisis intervention, answering more than 300 calls a day; has trained over 6,000 youth in the warning signs of suicide and risk-reduction tactics; and helped 200 community members process the loss of loved ones, ensuring that all members of the community are empowered with tools to help each other through moments of crisis. San Francisco Suicide Prevention has several 24-hour crisis hotlines. www.sfsuicide.org