Laughs For Life returns for an evening of comedic relief and fundraising on Thursday, September 9, from 5 to 7:30 pm in San Francisco. This hybrid event benefitting San Francisco Suicide Prevention includes a virtual and in-person happy hour, games, and a live show featuring stand-up comedy, burlesque, and musical acts.
All proceeds from the event will benefit San Francisco Suicide Prevention, allowing us to continue to offer all our services for free to the community.
The HIV/AIDS Nightline remains the only line of its kind in the country offering 24/7 emotional support for those living with, caring for, and affected by HIV/AIDS. Today, we continue to work with community partners to provide 24/7 support to ensure callers receive referrals, information, support, and nonjudgmental, low barrier care to over 20,000 callers across the United States.
Our Youth Risk Reduction Program provides in-person training and discussions to young people and school and program administrators on the warning signs of suicide and the tools to help those in crisis. SFSP has provided this training to over 6,000 middle and high schools in the SF Unified School District and participants in youth-focused community programs.
Our Community Outreach & Education Program visits businesses, schools, hospitals, mental health agencies, community centers, and more to raise awareness about suicide and provide crisis intervention and de-escalation training. We also hold continuing education classes for our volunteers to provide them with updated information, current issues, and practices to empower them with the most up-to-date tools to provide quality care to our callers.
The Grief Support Program provides no-cost, in-person counseling to those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide and other types of death. This program served 250 individuals in 2020. Services include an 8-week Support Group Program, weekday and weekend drop-in meetings, and on-scene emotional support where a tragic event may occur.
Save the date! More details and tickets coming soon. In the meantime, subscribe to the Felton Newsletter and Felton’s San Francisco Suicide Prevention social media.
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If you prefer to mail us a check, please make checks payable to Felton Institute – SFSP and mail to: Felton Institute, 1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA. 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