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Parent Support Group


April 13, 7:30 pm


April 16, 2-5 PM

in Leesburg​

Teen Support Group

High School Support Group

April 18 - May 9, 7:30 pm

FORTitude for Teens

Mental Wellness Workshops

April 19 - May 24, 6:30 pm

April 25 - May 30, 6 pm

FORTitude for Parents

April 20, 7 pm, Virtual

Preparing Your Senior for College: Make sure your teen knows how and where to find mental health support

Help our teens get through the rough times in their lives so they don’t get so overwhelmed or hopeless that they want to give up. 

With your help, we can spread acceptance, connection, resiliency and hope to our community and surrounding area and end the silence on suffering NOW!


To prevent youth suicide through awareness, upstream educational programs and activities that support and empower youth, families and the community at-large through acceptance, connection, resiliency and hope.

We're a 501.c.3 non-profit organization based in VA and all donations are tax deductible. 
Tax ID: 47-5129027


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We have many volunteer opportunities currently open including:

  • Teen writers and designers

  • FORT Workshop Providers

  • Program Assistants

  • FORT Workshop Leaders

If you believe in our mission and want to help, we want to hear from you! Apply now to volunteer! 

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