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Suicide Postvention- outreach & support for survivors of suicide loss

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LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Community Services

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LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Community Services is seeking volunteers to receive training and join our team in creating a Community of Hope for those who have lost a loved one to suicide.

As a volunteer, you give support through various roles in our organization.

The LOSS team provides follow up and outreach to survivors, offering hope and guidance through resources in the community.

We rely on our trained and passionate volunteers to help us provide these programs to the community:
  • First Responder- working with the coroner's office, we provide support for survivors immediately or soon after their loss. This requires two roles:
    • On-call Phone Dispatcher
    • On-call first responders (we respond in teams of two and teams always include a survivor of suicide loss.
    • *We have a critical need for qualified volunteers to be available on weekdays. Even one weekday a week would be greatly helpful*
  • In Touch- we communicate with and provide support for loss survivors in various ways as they move forward in their journeys.
  • Companion- survivors meet one on one with a volunteer who has a similar lived experience.
  • Support Groups and Events- we provide opportunities for survivors to gather together as a connected community.
  • Advocacy and Education- we collaborate with and educate businesses, agencies, faith communities and more.

For every suicide death, there are dozens of survivors left to make sense of it. Members of the LOSS Community Services Team can help.

To learn more or volunteer with LOSS, email us at sarah@losscs.org
*You will need to live in the Franklin County Ohio area to be an eligible volunteer

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About LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Community Services

Location:

3040 Riverside Drive, Suite 224, Columbus, OH 43221, US

Mission Statement

LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Community Services exists to be an instillation of hope to those bereaved by suicide.

Description

LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Community Services is a survivor-led peer support organization.

Trained volunteers - many of whom are survivors of a suicide loss - provide immediate assistance to the newly bereaved to help them cope with the trauma of their loss.

LOSS trained volunteers can also meet with survivors in the weeks and months to come. Suicide grief can be different from other types of losses. Often suicide survivors feel isolated - like no one understands their grief. Connecting with someone who has a similar lived experience can be encouraging and provide a sense of "normalcy" in a very difficult, uncomfortable journey.

LOSS provides follow-up contact with survivors by sending cards, free resource materials and providing connections to local services and support groups in the Franklin County community. There are many other opportunities to serve. Visit our website to register for an upcoming Information Session.

LOSS also hosts Remembrance Events and Support Groups

Community
Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3040 Riverside DriveSuite 224Columbus, OH 43221

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Disaster Response
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Bereavement Support

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies.
  • *You will need to live in the Franklin County Ohio area to be an eligible volunteer

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