Suicide prevention - you are not aloneSeptember is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. At Hope Women’s Center, we want to shine a light on this heartbreaking topic and bring awareness to those struggling. According to the CDC, more than 41,000 individuals die each year by suicide, leaving behind friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of their loss. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death among adults in the U.S. and the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-24 and these rates are increasing. ( 


Every difficult life situation our clients face is taken seriously by our staff and volunteers.  We have great empathy for the issues they face and we know our clients need support and a safe place to turn when they are struggling. At Hope, we rally around our clients so that they know they are seen, loved and encouraged. They will not walk their journey alone. 


M’s Story:

Client M came in carrying a heavy burden that her precious daughter was hospitalized after trying to commit suicide. She knew that getting help by sending her daughter to a mental health hospital would be the best thing for her. However,  the separation from her daughter and the fear for her health was extremely painful and overwhelming. She felt the courage to share this as she participated in one of our art classes at Hope. As she did, all the other ladies gathered around her, cried with her, and prayed for her. It was a powerful testament to our community of Hope women, strengthened by God, and overflowing with love for each other. This type of love and support meant everything to Client M that day. It gave her strength to persevere through this difficult season with her daughter. 


We believe in community and that women are strengthened through the love and support of each other. At Hope Women’s Center, our clients walk alongside each other in the ups and downs of life. It is powerful to watch this type of community happening within our six centers.