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AFSP Virginia

Our chapter serves all of Virginia except for Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties and the City of Alexandria. For these locations, visit afsp.org/ncac.

About the AFSP Virginia Chapter

Welcome to the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for suicide prevention!  Our chapter serves all of Virginia except for Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Arlington Counties and the City of Alexandria. For these locations, visit afsp.org/ncac.  Our mailing address is AFSP Virginia, PO Box 333, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Click here to view a map of AFSP Virginia's service area.

The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

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.

View our Chapter Newsletter:

Virginia Chapter Happenings - May 2024
Virginia Chapter Happenings - April 2024
Virginia Chapter Happenings - March 2024


 

Our Virginia Chapter Leadership includes:

Executive Board Team:
Winter Brooks (Stephens City) - Chair
Matthew Austin (Moseley) - Vice Chair 
Dr. Cassie Glenn (Virginia Beach) - President
Sean Higdon (Broadway) - Treasurer
Shannon Sullivan (Ruther Glen) - Secretary

Board Members:
Anozaire Briddge Orius (Virginia Beach) - Board Member
Joe Cusimano, PharmD, BCPP (Winchester) - Board Member
Lorrie Eanes (Danville) - Board Member
Kevin Long (Bridgewater) - Board Member
Katherine Martinez (Virginia) - Board Member
Robert Noriega (Richmond) - Board Member & Bold Goal Champion
Ronald North, Jr. (Waynesboro) - Board Member & LGBTQ Ambassador
Shirley Ramsey (Glen Allen) - Board Member & Chapter Founder
Stephanie Schlesinger (Richmond) - Board Member
Scott Stevens (Christiansburg) - Board Member
Carl Trost (Staunton) - Board Member

Virginia Chapter Founder:  Shirley Ramsey (Glen Allen)

Virginia Chapter Social Media Ambassador:  Cassie Hairston (Forest) 

Virginia Chapter LGBTQ Ambassador: Ronald North, Jr. (Waynesboro)

Chapter contact

Kathe Goller, CVA, Virginia Executive Director
Kathe Goller
Virginia Executive Director
[email protected]
(540) 447-0113
Markita Madden, Virginia Programs Manager
Markita Madden
Virginia Programs Manager
[email protected]
(540) 718-2221
Emily Bacalis, Special Events Manager
Emily Bacalis
Virginia Special Events Manager
[email protected]
(202) 839-2174
AFSP Virginia Chapter
[email protected]
AFSP does not provide direct services.
Please contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline if you or someone you know is in crisis.
988lifeline.org
Dial 988

Upcoming events and activities

  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Talk Saves Lives - LGBTQ 6.17.24 Virtual

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Introduction to Supporting Those at Risk 6.20.24 Virtual

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  • Volunteer Appreciation and Community Resource Night (Stuart's Draft 6.25.24) | AFSP Virginia

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  • Volunteer Appreciation and Community Resource Night (Harrisonburg 6.26.24) | AFSP Virginia

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  • The Quest for Ten Thousand High Fives for Suicide Prevention (Salem Fair)

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  • The Quest for Ten Thousand High Fives for Suicide Prevention (Salem Fair)

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | L.E.T.S. Save Lives 07.16.24 Virtual

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  • AFSP Virginia | Get to Know Us: An Introduction 07.17.24

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Talk Saves Lives 07.25.24 Virtual

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | More Than Sad for Parents 8.10.24 Virtual

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  • AFSP Virginia | Table Talk: An Introduction to Outreach Events 8.17.24

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Talk Saves Lives 08.19.24 Virtual

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Talk Saves Lives — Latinx & Hispanic Communities 9.12.24 Virtual

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  • AFSP Virginia | Get to Know Us: An Introduction 09.16.24

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  • AFSP Virginia | ASIST - Forest, VA 9.19.24 & 9.20.24

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  • AFSP Virginia | ASIST - Forest, VA 9.19.24 & 9.20.24

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  • AFSP Virginia | L.E.T.S. Save Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Black and African American ...

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  • Virginia Beach Walk

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  • Charles City Walk

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  • Lynchburg Walk

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  • Salem-Roanoke Walk

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Talk Saves Lives 10.10.24 Virtual

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  • New River Valley Walk

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  • Stephens City Walk

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  • Virginia Peninsula Walk

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  • Greater Shenandoah Valley/Charlottesville Walk

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  • Richmond Virginia Walk

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  • Suffolk Walk

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  • Greater Fredericksburg Walk

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  • AFSP Virginia | Table Talk: An Introduction to Outreach Events 10.22.24

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  • Bristol Virginia Walk

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  • Galax Walk

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Talk Saves Lives 11.08.24 - Virtual

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  • Farmville Walk

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  • Danville South Central Walk

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  • AFSP Virginia | Get to Know Us: An Introduction 11.13.24

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  • AFSP Virginia & Kentucky | Talk Saves Lives 11.30.24 Virtual

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  • AFSP Virginia | Table Talk: An Introduction to Outreach Events 12.11.24

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

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