Second Wind Fund is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to pay for therapy for youth who are at risk for suicide. They do not believe in the word "no" and they help all youth who is in need of assistance ages 19 and under. They offer help with financial barriers, transportation, counseling services and support.
Second Wind Fund has been actively supporting youth for 17 years! They help statewide in 30 different counties. This last year they have helped over 600 children and families receive therapy help. Since they have started 17 years ago they have helped over 5,000 children and families! The rate of suicide is on the rise and they are working on getting awareness of the community about their services and help they provide.
Their program is very straightforward. They take referrals for youth at risk and then they pay for their therapy. There are services for families to utilize without being overwhelmed. 90% of their referrals are received from schools.
There is a network of therapists, 250, who volunteer to be connected with Second Wind Fund. All money raised to pay for therapy services are raised through multiple fundraising events throughout the year.
Next fundraising event they are hosting is a 5k fun run and a 5k and 1-mile walk located at Green Mountain High School and Green Mountain Presbyterian Church on Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Future goals for their organization are to be able to raise money every year with their fundraising events to expand their services and being able to effectively help parts of the state they aren't currently able to get to. They are also determined to move the age group they help up to the age of 24 years. They offer 12 session programs that they are looking at getting more flexibility for their services.
If you are interested in helping The Second Wind Fund organization they are always looking for volunteers, donations for prizes at their fundraising events and getting awareness out to the community about their services.