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.

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 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.

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.
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline dial: 988 option 1 or dial 911

Non Emergency Referrals

Email: SERV@voami.org 
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

SERV Referral Form

"*" indicates required fields

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

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