Virtual Walk – Nobody walks alone……Do you know someone who suffers from suicidal ideation, an attempt survivor, or has lost a loved one due to suicide? Take a walk with your quarantine crew, snap a photo on your walk with your poster, and share on our Facebook Page. Let them know that we are here, we care and nobody walks this journey alone.
When: August 29th, 2020
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Via GoToMeeting
Donation: $25.00 per person
$75.00 per family of 4
$200.00 per group of 10
$500.00 for groups of 10-30
Register: Front Porch Coalition Facebook Page
* TBD-There will be a pick-up date to receive your water bottle and bag of goodies.
All participants who donate will get their names in a drawing for a beautifully handcrafted hope chest.
The Front Porch Coalition started back in 2002 after many conversations took place around this kitchen table in the home of a suicide loss survivor. Suicide survivors in the community came together to find support for themselves and other survivors while also working to figure out how to prevent additional suicides from continuing to occur. As those conversations took place for many months, the number of people joining the efforts increased.
This organization works in collaboration with law enforcement, along with many other service providers in the community to work to prevent the incidence of suicide, providing suicide prevention trainings throughout South Dakota. Over the years, funding has increased, with federal, state, and local sources changing. Unfortunately, most recently funding from local government sources and even the United Way has ended. The organization will continue its efforts, with the help of those who know and understand its importance in the community.