Survivor Outreach Program

Survivor Outreach Program   

Peer Support for Survivors of Suicide Loss


Just meeting and talking with someone who has been through what I've recently experienced was so comforting. Before my meeting, I felt like I could not possibly recover from my loss. I now feel that with time I will be able to get through this.
— A suicide loss survivor 


Our volunteers are all suicide loss survivors who know first-hand how difficult it can be to find your way in the aftermath of a suicide, and who understand the full range of feelings that may follow (including loneliness, pain, grief, anger, sadness, relief, and guilt).

We offer

  • In-person visits, which are available in areas with participating AFSP chapters.
  • Remote visits, which are available nationwide by phone, or online through Google Hangout, Skype, Facetime, or email.

Two Ways You Can Request a Visit

Fill Out an Online Form


Contact Your Participating AFSP Chapter

What to Expect

Whether you call, email, or fill out an online form, we will ask you some questions about your loss. This helps us match you with a suitable volunteer—for example, a person who has experienced a similar loss. Your visit volunteer will contact you to schedule a visit at a convenient time and, in the case of in-person visits, at a comfortable location of your choice.


Claire Wolford
National Survivor Outreach Program Coordinator