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September 2019

Governor’s Proclamation Signing

September 20, 2019 @ 10:50 AM - 11:00 AM

Governor Reynolds will be signing a proclamation for Suicide Prevention Month on Friday, September 20 at 10:50AM at the Iowa State Capital located at 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319. Please plan to arrive approximately ten minutes early just in case they are running ahead of schedule. This event is open to the public and high attendance sends a great message about our community’s dedication to suicide prevention.  Please share this information with others who may be interested…

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6th Annual Cedar Rapids HOPEwalk

September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cherry Hill Pavilion, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States + Google Map

Save the Date for the 2019 HOPEwalk! Join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Cherry Hill Park and Pavilion for the sixth annual HOPEwalk. Check out details about the event below. If you’d like to sponsor the 2019 HOPEwalk, please check out our sponsor packet here or contact DETAILS ABOUT THE CEDAR RAPIDS HOPEWALK The HOPEwalk is a local community based walk to remember loved ones lost to suicide, support survivors, raise awareness, and work on prevention in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area community.…

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Suicide Prevention Presentation and Panel

September 26, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mount Mercy University Graduate CRST International Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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Foundation 2 and Mount Mercy University  are hosting a suicide  prevention presentation at the Mount  Mercy Graduate Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. 6-6:30 PM- Registration 6:30-7:30 PM- Suicide prevention presentation by Foundation 2 staff Jen MacCormick and Mount Mercy University staff Tabitha Webster. 7:30-8:30 PM- Panel discussion, Q and A Foundation 2 is excited to share that Ricky Bartlett is part of the panel for this event. Ricky will share his personal experience with…

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Suicide Prevention Presentation and Panel

September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mount Mercy University Graduate CRST International Graduate Center, 1650 Matterhorn Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 United States
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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. Learn about suicide warning signs, how to support someone in your life with thoughts of suicide and local resources from staff from Foundation 2, Mount Mercy University and community members whose lives have been impacted by suicide. There is no cost to attend and everyone is welcome!

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November 2019

Project SAFE Town Hall

November 18, 2019 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CRCSD Educational Leadership & Support Center, 2500 Edgewood Rd NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 United States
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      Project SAFE Nov 18 2019 Flyer

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January 2020

Guns and Hoses 2020

January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

We hope that you will join us in supporting the Cedar Rapids Police Department and Cedar Rapids Fire Department Honor Guards at the Rough Riders game on January 25th. Foundation 2’s Law Enforcement Liaison Nicole Watters will be recognized as the recipient of the Home Town Hero at this event. Tickets are available here. Congratulations, Nicole!

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AMP Day on the Hill

January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

We are excited to share that the Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) youth will hold their 9th annual legislative day on the Capital on Monday, January 27 in Des Moines.  During this event AMP youth will share their experiences in shelter, group, kinship, adoption and foster family care. AMP would like to invite legislators to schedule time with their local AMP council to hear an important youth perspective!

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February 2020

League of Women Voters Linn County Legislative Forum

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 United States
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Please join Linn County area legislators this Saturday, February 15, from 10 a.m. to noon for the monthly legislative forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th Street SE, in Cedar Rapids. This is a great opportunity to submit questions, listen to the discussion, and visit individually with legislators before or after the forum. As a co-sponsor of this event, Foundation 2 will share resource information with participants.

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April 2020

Topics in Transition

April 9, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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This informational event will include speakers on topics such as: guardianship, social security, advocacy, mental health, supported community living, and medicaid waivers. Foundation 2 staff will share resource information at this event!  

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December 2020

LCSPC webinar on prevention and holiday safety

December 3, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Linn County Suicide Prevention Coalition is presenting a free webinar on suicide prevention and safety around the holidays. This webinar is open to the first 100 participants. Webinar Presenters: Robert Otto, MSW, LISW, MA, ACSW- Suicide Prevention Coordinator with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will present on responsible firearm safety and storage. Jen MacCormick, Foundation 2 Crisis Center Coordinator – will present on Covid-19 and its impact on suicide around the holidays. She will also address the myth of suicide…

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