Suicide Prevention Engagement & Referral for Veterans

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Are you a veteran or active duty member having suicidal thoughts? Do you think a veteran or active duty member in your life is at risk of suicide?

Volunteers of America Michigan's Suicide Prevention Engagement & Referral for Veterans (SERV) Program works to help identify veterans and active-duty members at risk of suicide. This program is funded by the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant and will serve 17 counties in southern Michigan.

Available Services

Participants Will:

  • Receive one-on-one support from Veteran Peer Support Specialists with similar lived mental health experiences.
  • Be assigned a Case Manager to assist in connecting them with Veteran Affairs and non-veterans affairs community resources to help meet their needs.

Community Education:

Suicide prevention training and education seminars will be available and administered by the SERV Outreach Specialist. Contact us to set up a training at

Documents needed to enroll:

• Valid Photo ID
• Proof of Veteran Status*
*Examples include but are not limited to DD-214, VA Card, etc.

Who qualifies for SERV Assistance?

Eligibility status will be determined during the intake process which is done by a SERV team member.

Participants Must

  • Be a verified discharged veteran or active duty. Cannot be dishonorably discharged or dismissed by reason of court.
  • Have a risk factor for suicide including health, environment, or historical circumstances.
  • Score at least low risk on the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) Form. This is the gold standard suicide screen used across the U.S.

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  • Non Emergency Referrals


    Phone: 877-509-VETS (8387) Option 1 

    Where we are located:

    • Allegan • Barry • Berrien • Calhoun • Clinton • Eaton
    • Ingham • Jackson • Kalamazoo • Kent • Macomb
    • Muskegon • Oakland • Ottawa • St Clair • Wayne
    • Washtenaw County  Van Buren

    SERV Referral Form

    Funding made possible by Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant