Suicide Prevention Engagement & Referral for Veterans
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.
- 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.
Suicide prevention training and education seminars will be available and administered by the SERV Outreach Specialist. Contact us to set up a training at SERV@voami.org.
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.
- 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.
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
• Van Buren
Funding made possible by Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant