Your Community. Your Kids.
THE SECOND WIND FUND MISSION...
The mission of Second Wind Fund is to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment.
Important Links“Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.”-William James (1842-1910);
Psychologist, Philosopher, Author
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Colorado Gives Day is Almost Here!
You Can Help Children & Youth At Risk of Suicide by Donating to Second Wind Fund on December 10!
This year, you have the option preschedule your donation to Second Wind Fund for Colorado Gives Day! Don't miss this opportunity to "give where you live!" Click the icon below to schedule in advance. When you get to the Second Wind Fund donation page, simply check the box marked Schedule a donation for Colorado Gives Day 12/10/13 and complete the form. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us reach our Colorado Gives Day fundraising goal of $15,000!
The Second Wind Fund Program
We Help Children & Youth at Risk of Suicide Get Access to Treatment...
While other suicide prevention organizations offer broad suicide prevention education and awareness, Second Wind Fund offers actual treatment services to at-risk children and youth. Second Wind Fund has built an innovative program to urgently match children and youth ages 19 and younger, who are at risk of suicide, with a licensed therapist in their local community.
Referrals are typically made by school mental health staff (School Counselors, Social Workers or Psychologists) and sometimes by other mental health professionals. Home schooled youth or those no longer attending school are also eligible. If the referred youth is at risk for suicide and does not have adequate insurance or the means to pay for the necessary mental health treatment, the cost of therapy is paid for by Second Wind Fund.
To learn more about Second Wind Fund program eligibility requirements click here
Links To Affiliates
To support our work in the Denver Metro area, Eagle River Valley, or El Paso and Teller Counties in Colorado, please click on the DONATE NOW! button to the left. You can also use this button to help support our plans to expand Second Wind Fund services to new communities throughout the nation.
To donate or for program information with a Second Wind Fund affiliate organization in either Boulder County or the Four Corners area, please click on the appropriate link below to access their website.
Honored for their work: Second Wind Fund Founders
Second Wind Fund Founders Scott Fletcher, Marjorie Laird, and Jeff Lamontagne - honored for their great accomplishments in youth suicide prevention.
The Core Values of Second Wind Fund, Inc.
We believe that all communities and people are affected by suicide and that open, honest communication about the pervasiveness of suicide is critical to reducing its incidence.
- youth at risk for suicide and provide exceptional access to quality mental health services.
- the involvement and support of communities in the prevention of youth suicide.
- mutual respect among Second Wind Fund, Inc., its Affiliates, all representatives of the organization, and all persons affected by suicide.
- the diversity of human background, experience, and thought, and pledge to be inclusive and compassionate in all of our practices.