Suicide Prevention Center, Inc. (SPC), founded in 1965, is the oldest suicide prevention agency in Ohio and the second oldest in the United States. It has the oldest volunteer-run crisis hotline in the US. Its mission is to save lives threatened by suicide.
Since the loss of public funding in the second half of 1996, SPC has reorganized and established a new funding base. All funding now comes from private foundations, individual donors and fundraising events. The only public monies that SPC receives are "donor choice" monies from United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (those monies the donor stipulates MUST go to SPC only). While most services still remain free of charge to the client, SPC markets its training workshops.
Your participation in these fundraising events, along with your donations, will help Suicide Prevention Center serve the crisis needs of the people of the greater Miami Valley.
We want to thank all of our participants in our "Make A Difference...Save A Life" 5K Race/Walk at Dayton VA Medical Center on April 6, 2013, for making this event possible. If you want to see the results of the race click on this link 2013 RACE RESULTS".
Watch this space for news of our 16th annual "Make A Difference...Save A Life" 5K Race/Walk event in 2014.
We want to thank all of our volunteers. Without your help, we would have not been able to put on this event.
We would especially like to thank our sponsors for their support.
This event will take place at Carillon Park, Dayton, Ohio. The event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Suicide Prevention Center is the selected charity for this event. We need volunteers to assist us at this fundraising event. Volunteers are needed to fulfill a variety of positions including pouring, admissions and retail sales. If you would like to help and are at least 21 years old, give us a call at (937) 226-0818.