Ventura County Out of the Darkness Experience

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Welcome to the Ventura County Out of the Darkness Experience

While the Ventura County Out of the Darkness Walk is going to look different this year, our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide has not changed. We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.

We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 24th for the NEW Ventura County Out of the Darkness Experience. We’re working hard to plan meaningful opportunities to connect and inspire you, and we will share more details about our exciting plans in the coming weeks. We want to keep you up-to-date with the most current information so be sure to sign up and join us!

Register Now and show the world that we are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.

Upcoming E-vents

Out of the Darkness KICK OFF
When: Saturday, August 15th
Time: 10:00-11:00am PST
RSVP: click here

Out of the Darkness SPONSOR HOUR
When: Thursday, August 20th
Time: 12:00-1:00pm PST
RSVP: click here

**More e-vents coming soon!**

Out of the Darkness DAY (Southern California)
When: Saturday, October 24th
Time: TBA
RSVP: click here

For more information, please contact:
Name: Jena Moraga, Walk Co-Chair
Email: [email protected]

Name: Jeanette Zollinger, Walk Co-Chair
Email: [email protected]

 

Registration is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted until December 31st.

WHY REGISTER?

Our community has always been the heart of the Out of the Darkness Walks. Your safety and well-being will always be our top priority, and we are closely monitoring CDC and local guidelines as we map out our options for bringing you an experience of hope and healing this fall.

Though there are many unknowns, there are a few things we know for sure:

You belong to a strong community united in an effort to fight suicide while showing up for yourself, recognizing and honoring those you love, raising awareness, educating communities, supporting one another, and sharing hope.

We remain dedicated to providing you with opportunities to connect, heal, share stories, create impact, and show you that you are not alone.

Mental Health and suicide prevention are more important than ever, and we’re confident that with your help we can reach more people than ever before.

We realize that nothing can substitute the experience of coming together in person, and we will continue to seek ways in which we can do that safely. We welcome your ideas for gathering online and in-person this fall. Please contact the AFSP Greater Los Angeles & Central Coast Chapter at [email protected] for more information. In the meantime, we look forward to connecting in new ways, and we invite you to join us on this journey.

WAIT … ARE WE STILL WALKING TO FIGHT SUICIDE?

YES! The Ventura County Out of the Darkness Experience is a real walk, but on your terms: you get to choose your own course, what time you start, and who walks next to you (within safe distancing guidelines)! The walking is real—it's the community that's virtual this year.

More great reasons to register:

HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

We encourage you to tell your story about why you support #AFSPVenturaCounty.

Post to your Facebook page and add the Ventura County Out of the Darkness Experience link (www.afsp.org/VC), or the direct link to your fundraising page!

If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #TogetherToFightSuicide to your tweets!

Remember your LinkedIn connections!

Share your photos! #OutoftheDarkness #TogetherToFightSuicide #AFSPVenturaCounty

BECOME A SPONSOR

**Coming soon**

JOIN AS A COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR PARTNER

**Coming soon**

T-SHIRTS

Raise $150 by October 25th and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt! T-shirts will be mailed to participants.

TEAM INCENTIVES

**Coming soon**

REMEMBRANCE ACTIVITIES

**Coming soon**

MESSAGES OF HOPE

**Coming soon**

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Want to help plan the Ventura County Out of the Darkness Experience? Email us at [email protected] to get involved!

We are always #TogetherToFightSuicide.