- Grant supports local suicide prevention efforts for veterans and their families
ALBUQUERQUE — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is continuing its mission of preventing Veteran suicide by working with community organizations across the country, including Paws and Stripes. Through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP), Paws and Stripes received $570,000 from VA to support local Veterans.
“Suicide has long plagued too many veterans, even more so here in New Mexico” said Lindsey Kay, CEO and Founder. “Our team is passionate about this mission and excited to see the outcomes of this program.”
The SSG Fox SPGP is a pilot, community-based grant program that will provide financial assistance to eligible entities to provide or coordinate providing suicide prevention services to eligible Veterans and their families. Eligible entities have been awarded one-year, renewable funding. With its SSG Fox SPGP award, Paws and Stripes plans to provide suicide prevention services to Veterans in the Albuquerque and greater NM.
Paws and Stripes has served veterans in New Mexico since 2010, providing mental health and service animals for PTSD, military sexual trauma, and brain injuries. For more information on Paws and Stripes and its many programs available, visit www.PawsandStripes.org. Information on the SSG Fox SPGP can be found at https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ssgfox-grants/.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, contact the Veterans Crisis Line to receive free, confidential support and crisis intervention available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Dial 988 then Press 1, chat online
at VeteransCrisisLine.net/Chat, or text 838255.