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AFSP Greater Los Angeles and Central Coast

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, & reaching out to individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

About the AFSP Greater Los Angeles and Central Coast Chapter

The Greater Los Angeles & Central Coast Chapter serves Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, and San Luis Obispo. Our Board of Directors, led by Co-Chairs Donna Stokley and Jeanette Zollinger, and our passionate volunteers, are active in our communities bringing both education and awareness programs to schools and organizations, in addition to supporting those touched by the tragedy of suicide. 

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by:

As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our Chapter. Our Chapter work continues to grow and we welcome anyone who would like to join our fight in turning the tide on suicide statistics. Please join our fight and our mission by volunteering and supporting the Greater Los Angeles & Central Coast Chapter today.

Mailing Address:

AFSP GLACC
107 N Reino Rd #1048
Newbury Park, CA 91320

AFSP Greater Los Angeles & Central Coast Board of Directors:

Board Co-Chairs
Donna Stokley & Jeanette Zollinger

Board President
Robert Stohr

Treasurer
Beth Flax

Secretary
Kate Vogel

Board Members

Matt Magaña 

Dr. Natasha Bogopolskaya

Bridget McCarthy

Dorothy Goulah 

Upcoming events and activities

  • Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention (May Virtual Programs)

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  • It's Real: Teens and Mental Health (May Virtual Programs)

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  • A 'Talk Away the Dark' Roundtable Discussion

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  • Ventura County Walk

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  • Santa Barbara Walk

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  • Greater Los Angeles Santa Monica Walk

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  • Greater Los Angeles Pasadena Walk

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  • Looking for even more? See all AFSP virtual programs across the country.

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