Because we value human life, the mission of Prevent Suicide Columbia County is to prevent suicide through awareness, education, collaboration, and improved access to mental health care.
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Prevent Suicide Columbia County meets the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Columbia County Law Enforcement Center at 711 E. Cook Street in Portage, Wisconsin. See map at the bottom of the page and contact us for more information.
Along with concerned citizens, members of the following local organizations regularly attend Prevent Suicide Columbia County meetings. Join us! All are welcome.
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Prevent Suicide Columbia County meets the third Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Columbia County Law Enforcement Center in the community room on the first floor at 711 E. Cook Street in Portage, Wisconsin, 53901.
Lodi Community Action Team
BJ's Appliance Center
Clark's Speedway Cafe, one of our sponsors, helped us advertise our Walk for Hope on its marquee.
First Presbyterian Church of Pardeeville
BP North Point Plaza - Poynette
Private Donations from Employees of Columbia County Health and Human Services
Super 8 - Columbus
Elk's Lodge of Portage
Ron and Yvonne Ziegler Dairy
Columbia County Dairy Promotion Committee
Thomas "TJ" Mountford Memorial
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the following people and organizations who sponsored our first annual SOS (Signs of Suicide) Walk for Hope on September 29, 2013. Forty-five local organizations and individuals sponsored our walk. Their contributions totaled nearly $6,400, plus donations of water, milk, and fruit snacks for our Walk participants. Click on the logos below to be directed to their websites.
Columbia County Sheriff's Association
Starting March 15, 2014, Prevent Suicide Columbia County billboards will be on display throughout our area as part of Lamar Advertising Company’s Public Service Advertising Program. Thank you to Lamar for their contribution!
Prevent Suicide Columbia County is calling all student artists, designers and t-shirt lovers to create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt design for our second annual Signs of Suicide® Walk for Hope on October 4, 2014. Winning designs (one for the front of the shirt and one for the back) will be awarded $100 each, along with a free t-shirt! Submissions are due June 2, 2014. Please click here for more information.
Dinner for Hope
Prevent Suicide Columbia County cordially invites you to attend our first annual Dinner for Hope
Date: Saturday, June 7th, 2014
Place: Northwoods Banquet Hall (N6519 Hwy 51, Portage)
Time: 6pm to 8pm: All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with salad, garlic bread, drink, and dessert
5:30pm to 7:00pm: Silent auction
7:00pm: Guest Speaker Dr. Thomas Hayes, Owner, Pauquette Psychological Clinics
Tickets: Before May 15th: $15/adult, $6/children age 4-10; Tickets at the door: $20/adult, $10/children age 4-10. Children age 3 and younger are free.
Tickets can be purchased at the Pauquette Center in Portage, via PayPal (link below, additional $.50 per ticket), or by mail (send a check or money order payable to "CWCAC" and mail to: Prevent Suicide Columbia County, c/o CWCAC, Sara Jesse, PO Box 430, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. Include the number of adult/child tickets and your return address)
For more information, to buy tickets in person, or to donate a silent auction item, please contact us.
All proceeds to benefit our local suicide prevention efforts