American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) - Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Health & Medicine
  • Veterans & Military Families


2635 Napa St#3557Vallejo, CA 94590 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) mission is to save lives and bring hope to all who have been affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss and those with lived experience.


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:

  • Funds scientific research
  • Offers educational programs for professionals
  • Educates the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
  • Promotes policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
  • Provides programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involves them in the work of the Foundation
AFSP has 74 local chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with programs and events nationwide. The AFSP Greater Bay Area Chapter oversees 16 counties in Northern California (Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma). Our Board of Directors and Volunteer Team active throughout the year with educational, programmatic, and outreach activities, including 7 Out of the Darkness Community Walks each fall, Campus Walks each spring, & 8 Survivors of Suicide Loss Day sites every November. You can learn about our local Chapter and complete our Volunteer Application at


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