The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Chicago, Hope for the Day (HFTD) is dedicated to preventing suicide by developing innovative and sustainable education programming.
Our programming is intended to shatter the silence of stigma and embrace self-expression as the pathway to early intervention and personal resilience. We provide programs which institutions can utilize to facilitate an ongoing awareness of, and dialogue on, suicide prevention. We concentrate on understanding mental health and giving direction for support and resources. This involves producing custom materials to implement turn-key awareness and education programming in order to maintain and expand the conversation around mental health. By focusing on creating a sustainable, highly portable system in different spaces (schools, libraries, places of worship, businesses, etc.) that promotes appropriate tools for addressing mental health, we will join the fight in eliminating core risks for self-harming actions.