Firefighters/EMS, Police, and Military men and women are more likely to die of suicide than in the line of duty.
CHECKPOINT ONE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE OUR PASSION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION AND THE FIGHT AGAINST THE MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA.
For more than 3 years, Checkpoint One has supported our local military, first responder, and trauma community. More than 1,000 people have walked our fields and engaged with our horses and donkeys. We have provided a safe space for whatever they need...at NO COST. In 2019, we provided over 400 sessions, and this year we are expected to provide well over 500 more with the need growing daily.
2020 has hit everyone hard. It’s hit us hard. Our communities are experiencing unprecedented events, and grant support and donations have begun to dry up. Unless we raise significant funding, we will need to bring our program to a limited operating status starting in October 2020. This will make Checkpoint One services less available during a period of time where we are needed the most.
The front line workers in public safety, medical, and Military are under more stress than ever before. Our Checkpoint One team provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention education, mental health therapy, Peer Support team training, and other stress management coaching/activities AT NO COST to our military, local first responder, and trauma community.
Our goal is to raise $100k - to help ensure we can continue to offer our free services and support to our front-line community.
$100,000 will allow us to be at full operating status for whole another year!
With your support, we can continue to grow and work for front-line responders and our nations Military men and women. They give so selflessly to provide lifesaving support to our community and our nation. Checkpoint One wants to give back to them, bringing smiles back and hearts home. Please help us, every little bit counts.
More information about Checkpoint One: Checkpoint One provides non-riding equine assisted therapy, mindfulness and meditation at no cost to any status military, first responders and their immediate families. Bringing smiles back and hearts home.