Our Story is 20 Years Strong, Thanks to You.

Dear Friend, 

FACES has a lot to celebrate. This year we reach a milestone anniversary. We will
turn 20 and that is pretty amazing! You have stood with us through our journey and we thank you for
making a difference in the lives of our families who are caring for a loved one living with a brain
disorder. Your generous donations allow us to keep our focus on educating and connecting these
families to vital resources. These resources not only enable them to improve communications
with their loved one who is ill, but also to recognize the illness as the true culprit. 
With recognition comes compassion, understanding and better outcomes for all.  Our
work with the Chesterfield County Police Department Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training
proves this.

Suicide is on the rise. Your donation allows us, as a founding member and co-chair of the
Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition, to pursue our vision of a community
that is able to recognize and respond to the warning signs of suicide and support those affected
by suicide.

While we are engaged in many other meaningful partnerships and projects, our core is
our twice monthly support group and ten annual community education programs. This is how
we hold on to hope for our families who are struggling.

We simply cannot meet our goals without you. Your 20 year celebration donation will
make a positive lasting impact on so many lives. Your tax deductible donation can be made by
sending a check to FACES, 11601 Lucks Lane, Midlothian, VA 23114 or you may visit to donate online via Pay Pal. 

We thank you for your generous support throughout our 20 our years of service.

Here are some suggested amounts and what they help us accomplish. 

$25 – Support: Keeps vital Support Groups free and accessible for families in crisis.

$50 – Educate:Continues Community Education Programs that feature leaders in the mental health, medical, research, legal, financial and other fields

$100Advocate: Supports our participation in local programs such as Chesterfield County Police     Department, Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), the efforts the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and    Prevention Coalition, including the Raise Your Voice About Suicide Prevention presentation.

$250 – Resources: One year of providing resource materials to families and Community partners such as Richmond Metro area Police Department, Community Service Boards, Schools, Hospitals, and others.

All donations are greatly appreciated and make a difference.  


Your FACES Family

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FACES is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization FEIN 75-3176653. All gifts are tax deductible.



Here are some of the programs and community efforts that your donations make possible.  

FACES offers a twice a month support group.  Our second support group features an informative topic discussion that is facilitated by two of FACES’ Board members.   They use their lived experiences to guide our support group participants in an interactive discussion on topics such as Hope and Recovery,  Communication – Asking the Hard Questions, Stress and Caregiving.  FACES also holds ten community education meetings a year, inviting experts to talk about every aspect of caring for someone with a mental illness.

FACES participates in the training for the Chesterfield County Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program.  CIT is a 40 hour training with the goal of positive outcomes for the person in crisis, their families, and law enforcement.  FACES is also involved in the training for new police recruits.  

FACES is a co-founding member of the Chesterfield Suicide Awareness and Prevention Coalition.  The Coalition is composed of local and nationwide organizations. We are dedicated to educating the public about the risk factors and preventative measures that can be taken to help a loved one in crisis and prevent a suicide.  As a member of the Coalition, FACES is instrumental in creating a well received presentation called Raise Your Voice About Suicide Prevention.  We drafted a Resolution to have September recognized as Suicide Prevention Month in Chesterfield County.  This Resolution has been approved by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.  In 2020, FACES and the Coalition focused on a state-wide program called Lock and Talk Virginia.  This program encourages the responsible storage of medications, guns and other lethal means.  We also successfully spoke with gun shop owners and pharmacies, asking them to post flyers about these safety measures. In 2021, FACES and the Coalition launched a Resilient Chesterfield campaign.  This program highlighted the stories of strength, growth and well being of Chesterfield residents and businesses and listed resources for those in need of help.  In 2022 the Coalition focused on the new nationwide 988 crisis number and on children’s mental health.  

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