Lighthouse for Veterans was established to remember those lost to veteran suicide, as well as their families, while honoring and supporting the veterans that are still with us; and to also increase awareness and help prevent the tragedy that is veteran suicide.
Veterans and CREW at the 1st Annual
Heykoop Veteran Memorial Car Show & Benefit - 2017
How We Help
Everyone on our board of directors is QPR certified. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer - and is the standard for suicide prevention training. QPR teaches you the signs to look for, and then what to do / how to get help if you believe someone may be suicidal. Our President is a certified QPR trainer, and has provided trainings for other organizations, as well as for the community in general. Contact us today to have a QPR training at your work, organization, or even just for you and your friends/family. The more people who know QPR - the more Veterans we can save!
Separate retreats will be held for:
1 - Veterans
2 - Parents who have lost a child to Veteran suicide
3 - Siblings who have lost a brother/sister to Veteran suicide
4 - Spouses who have lost their loved one to Veteran suicide
Retreats will bring together peers who are going through the same things.
Often loved ones are left wondering how they will pay for the funeral after a Veteran suicide. Maybe that Veteran did not have life insurance, or there is a limit imposed on the amount their life insurance will pay due to the suicide. We believe that dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough. One of our goals is to help those families pay for funeral expenses.
At Lighthouse For Veterans we believe that suicide must be talked about. In our society it is a taboo issue. While suicide will never be a comfortable subject, it is necessary to discuss in order to combat the amount of suicides taking place today. By holding events and promoting them we are starting the conversation. Veteran suicide is a problem that will not go away until we learn to talk about it.
Help Join The Fight
It takes a crew of volunteers to put on events such as car shows, benefits, and camps. Would you consider volunteering your time, energy, or resources to help fight Veteran suicide? Contact us to join the Crew.
Networking and partnership with other organizations is a large part of what makes Lighthouse For Veterans work, and be able to do good for the Veterans we serve. Contact us to learn more about how we can partner with your company or organization.