Moms-2-Moms 7th Annual Event

posted Mar 10, 2017, 2:44 PM by Leann Gouveia   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 2:45 PM ]

You're invited to the 
Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss
7th Annual Event
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On the Edge Coffee House
Clovis, CA 
Please Reply by April 5th
Kelly Orender 559.322.5877
or e-mail

Lunch will be provided
Please bring a framed photo and/or memento for the memorial table

Suicide Prevention Education Training Opportunity

posted Feb 23, 2017, 9:28 AM by Leann Gouveia   [ updated Mar 21, 2017, 8:51 AM ]

Join us Monday, March 20, 2017 for a free 90 minute training designed to equip you or your organization with the tools to recognize the warning signs of suicide. If you think your organization would benefit from this training or you would like to request additional information, please contact Kelly Orender at or call her at 559.322.5877

FREE Q.P.R. Seminar

posted Nov 5, 2013, 2:12 PM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

Would you like to become more active in the suicide prevention movement? Want to know more about the suicide prevention topic? Want to know more about Fresno SOSL and how you can help?

Leann Gouveia, M.P.A, Fresno SOSL executive director is teaching a 3-hour Q.P.R. (Question, Persuade and Refer) seminar about suicide awareness and prevention which includes: recognizing warning signs/risk factors, common misconceptions/myths, how to address your concerns and ask the suicide question, how to persuade someone to get help, and who/how to refer to help. There will be a community panel for the last half hour of the course.

Just as so many of us are familiar with C.P.R. and the valuable steps that can save a life, Q.P.R. offers the same simple steps that you can implement to save a life from suicide. Q.P.R. is not a form of counseling or therapy. It is designed for any of us to be more vigilant to those around us.

Additionally, as survivors, we know little about why our loved one died by suicide. The fear of understanding suicide makes the grief process very difficult. With some education, survivors can better understand why their loved one died.

For medical/mental health professionals, C.E.U.’s are available, please contact Ashley at the below email. Everyone will receive a certificate of completion.

This is a free educational seminar. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 26th, by 5:00 p.m. by emailing your interest to Ashley Perry,

Date: Saturday, 12/7/13

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Class Limit: 20

Location: Hope Lutheran Church
Conference Room, 364 E. Barstow,
NE corner of Fresno/Barstow

Appropriate Age: 18 and above
Not Advised: Under 18 and the newly bereaved (under 1 year)

Contact: Ashley Perry,

Snacks and door prizes will be available.

11th Annual Fun Run/Walk Event

posted Jun 20, 2013, 1:26 PM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

This year we are honoring our local Veterans at our 11th Annual fun Run/Walk: Courage & Strength...Side by Side.  It is an honor to be associated with, and serve, our veterans and their families.

We are pleased to offer FREE registration to our Veterans with appropriate ID.
Pre-registration for Veterans will be on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 9AM-12PM in the VA hospital lobby
General Pre-registration will be on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10AM-2PM at Sports Authority in River Park
This year we are introducing an online registration form. The link to the form is in the left hand navigation menu and titled "Registration Form". Please read the instructions carefully before you complete the form and proceed to checkout.

Below you will find all the documents that you will need to help make this Run/Walk the best yet!
There is the event flyer (Event Flyer Final),
silent auction donation letter (2013 RunWalk Donation Letter)
Sponsorship Packet (sponsorshiprequestletter2013, Sponsorship Levels of Support 2013, and Sponsorship Packet 2013)
and Registration Form (Brochure, Sponsor Sheet Insert 2013)

R U OK? U Matter! Youth and Adolescent Mental Health Forum

posted Mar 8, 2013, 1:54 PM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

Fresno SOS, supporting sponsors and agencies,  is hosting a youth and adolescent forum on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The forum, "R U OK? U Matter!" will be held on Saturday, May 4th, 2013, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m., at Fresno Convention Center, Valdez Hall. THIS IS A FREE EVENT!!! Lunch, snacks, activites and prizes will be provided.
We are recruiting 200 Fresno County youth and adolescents, ages 14-25, who are interested in mental health issues and suicide prevention. This forum will result in a smaller council that will design, develop and execute a coutny-wide suicide prevention public awareness campaign.
This event will also feature a youth/adolesecnt art show.
Registration deadline is April 15th, 2013 5:00p.m. Parental signature is required if under 18 or still in high school.
Below please find the event registration form, art show submission form,  and volunteer flyer.

Live Auction March 16, 2013

posted Jan 30, 2013, 2:01 PM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

Fresno SOS is hosting a LIVE AUCTION and needs YOUR help! There are 2 ways you can help....
1. Donate items to be auctioned off in our live auction! This can be anything from furniture, tools, antiques, artwork, clothes, jewelry, electronics, collectibles, and more even cars! Call our offices at 322-5877 to schedule a pick up or drop off!
2. Join Us on Saturday, MArch 16th, 2013! Preview at 8:30 a.m. Auctionf 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. The auction will be held at our warehouse located at 2631 E. Jensen Avenue, just west of Highway 99!
Lunch will be available! Your choice of Tri-Tip Sanwiches, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips and a drink only $3-$5!
All proceeds benefit Fresno SOS!

10th Annual Run/Walk Event

posted Jun 15, 2012, 4:37 PM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

It's that time of year again...

Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss
will host our 10th Annual Fun Run/Walk Event on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
at 8:00AM, Woodward Park, Mountain View Shelter 
2 Mile Walk/4 Mile Run

$20 for Adults (18+) and $15 under 18 years 

Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss (Fresno SOS) asks that you mark your calendars for our 10th Annual event.  This is our largest fundraising event of the year and all proceeds raised will be used towards continuing to spread our mission -- "to support those who have lost a loved on to suicide and to educate our community about issues related to suicide and it's prevention."  The day of the event will include freebies and giveaways, entertainment, a community resource fair, food, music, memorial signs and remembrance ceremony, dove release, SILENT AUCTION and so much MORE!

Fresno SOS needs YOUR help!  We need... Event sponsors, event volunteers, donated food items, silent auction items and teams of walkers or runners at the event (team discounts are available)!

Join us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest information on our upcoming events:
Below is the updated event registration form and sponsorship sheet.
Also, there is an event sponsorship packet (Please print the three attachments entitled: sponsorship1, sponsorship2, sponsorship3)
We have also attached a donation letter for the Silent Auction.
Click here to watch this compilation of past Run/Walks. It is beautiful to see the compassion, building of friendships, and healing. We think you will emjoy this very much!

Fireworks Booth Fundraiser

posted May 23, 2012, 10:17 AM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

This year Fresno SOS will host a fireworks booth! Opening day will be on June 28th beginning at Noon to 7:00pm. We will then be open June 29th through July 4th from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Our booth is located in the Sam's Club parking lot in Riverpark. Come get all your fireworks needs and recieve special discounts and be entered into a raffle for a combo pack! Check out our attached flyer.

Rubio's Fundraising Event

posted Apr 19, 2012, 2:33 PM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

We are teaming up with Rubio's Restaurant for a special fundraising event. On Wednesday June 13th between 2p.m. and 9p.m. 20% all transactions that are accompanied by the attached flyer with be donated to Fresno SOS. Please help us raise funds for our youth program by dining at Rubio's on June 13th.

14th Annual Candlelight Memorial

posted Mar 21, 2012, 3:45 PM by   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 11:07 AM ]

Come join us Thursday May 3rd, 2012 for our annual candlelight memorial. It will take place at Hope Lutheran Church Community Center, 364 E. Barstow Ave. Fresno, CA, between 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Pastor Tim Rolen will be the special guest speaker for this wonderful event. We ask that you please bring a pair of brand new shoes with you to donate to a local charity. We hope to see you there!

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