Have you seen our Partners for Charity ad in the March 31st issue of The Gazette? Thank you to Miracle-Ear for sponsoring this ad for Foundation 2!
Did you know…
…that in the United States one person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes?
…that more Americans die by suicide each year than are killed in car accidents?
…that youth between the ages of 12 and 17 are at higher risk for homelessness than adults?
…that of all residents of Foundation 2’s Youth Shelter, 43% reported mental health issues and 40% a history of physical abuse.
…that in 2013 the Foundation 2 Crisis line had 1099 calls from people thinking about suicide, 805 calls from friends or family concerned about someone who was suicidal and 37 suicides in progress that we intervened with.
Foundation 2 offers immediate phone counseling for all ages and emergency shelter for youth 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our array of services also includes Mobile Crisis Outreach, an after hours food pantry, a support group for suicide bereavement survivors, a support group for adults with depression and anxiety, family counseling, therapy services and independent living services for young adults.
Foundation 2 has been standing with people in crisis since 1970.
Join us in May as we bring awareness to Mental Health Month through several special events including:
Foundation 2 night at Planet X Family Fun Center on May 4th
Foundation 2 day at Orange Leaf Cedar Rapids North on May 5th