Homeward Bound Adirondacks receives VA suicide prevention grant

October 1, 2023

Homeward Bound Adirondacks is working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to prevent Veteran suicide in the Northern New York community. Through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP), Homeward Bound Adirondacks was recently awarded $750, 000.00 from the VA to support its mission of preventing Veteran suicide. The SSG Fox SPGP is a three-year program that provides funding to community-based organizations serving Veterans and their families with innovative approaches to suicide prevention. “By prioritizing suicide prevention, we can create a support network that reaches those who are struggling, offering them hope, compassion, and a lifeline when they need it most,” said Valerie Ainsworth – Executive Director. “Together, we can create a community that gives every person a chance to overcome challenges and discover they are not alone on their journey toward healing and recovery.” With the SSG Fox SPGP award, Homeward Bound Adirondacks plans to provide suicide prevention, case management, out reach, screening and assessments, and linkage and transportation services to Veterans in the Northern New York area.