What Difference Can I Make?

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Counseling Hotline
FSA maintains the only 24/7 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline for Marin and Sonoma.  Over the next two years, the Hotline will be expanded to also serve Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties. All volunteers receive extensive training and when qualified to take calls, make a tremendous difference to people in crisis.

The 40-hour training classes are held in San Rafael for 6 weeks on Tuesdays nights from 7-10pm with one all day Saturday class. For those becoming volunteers there are 4 additional Tuesday nights 7-9pm. Classes are held in February, May, and September of each year. Our next class starts February 3, 2015. Please email us at fsa@fsamarin.org for more information.

Parent Partners
In collaboration with the County of Marin, FSA trains volunteers to mentor young mothers from late pregnancy through the first year of their child’s life. Professional staff provide training and support in child development and parenting strategies, as well as how to be an effective mentor, for the length of the commitment. Call 415-491-5700 for more information.

Grief Counseling
Volunteers are trained and supported to conduct one-on-one counseling for people suffering the loss of a loved one. To volunteer, call 415-499-1193 ext. 3001.

Thrift Stores
Volunteer opportunities are always available in either Mill Valley’s The Family Store or San Rafael’s One More Time, both thrift stores that support FSA services. Call 415-491-5700 for more information.

Advisory Boards
If you are interested in volunteering to help sustain FSA and its services, contact FSA Director Margaret Hallett at mhallett@fsamarin.org or call 415-491-5701 to discuss available positions on the FSA Advisory Committee or Suicide Prevention and Community Counseling Advisory Board.

General Volunteer Help
FSA welcomes volunteers who would like to help with mailings, filing, and other general support. Call 415-491-5700 or email fsa@fsamarin.org.

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