Help Us Create a Suicide-Safer Community for Veterans and Their Families!

Every day, 17 Veterans lose their lives to suicide. Join The Long Walk Home in our mission to provide suicide prevention workshops for Veterans and their families.

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Every day, 17 Veterans lose their lives to suicide. Join The Long Walk Home in our mission to provide suicide prevention workshops for Veterans and their families.

Your $22/Month Donation Could Save a Life

Every day, 17 Veterans lose their lives to suicide. This is unacceptable. “Campaign 17”, formerly “Campaign 22” is a fundraising effort created by The Long Walk Home in response to the Veteran suicide crisis. The Veteran suicide crisis is a fluid situation, and the title change reflects the most recent figures reported by the VA. We are encouraged to report that the number of Veteran suicides decreased from 22 to 17 in 2021, showing that the work of organizations such as ours is having a real impact.

Until this number is zero, however, we must educate communities and give them the tools to help those in crisis and prevent escalation to suicide. The Long Walk Home asks that you join Campaign 17 and support us in this crucial effort. Your monthly gift ensures that Veterans and their loved ones have sustained access to life-saving resources.

Our signature prevention program is a two-day workshop called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Taught by LivingWorks, ASIST is a proven method for helping those in crisis stay safe. ASIST is provided free-of-charge to Veterans, family members, and caretakers. We host several workshops annually, for communities all over the country.

Funded directly by Campaign 17 donations, ASIST teaches skills that enable helpers to better discuss the topic of suicide, and it is one of the best evidence-based programs for creating a suicide-safer community. On average, confidence to help someone at risk increases from 35% to 100% for the participants involved in our workshops.

Campaign 17 donations will also support the Mentorship Program: a personal-development bootcamp that teaches Veterans and their loved ones valuable life skills such as building relationships, adopting healthy habits, and establishing goals.

Our signature Mentorship Program and signature Prevention Program are provided free-of-charge to hundreds of Veterans and family members every year.

Membership Perks:

  1. Contributing to a great cause.
  2. A free car magnet to display your support.
  3. Access to an annual zoom meeting with our founder, Ron Zaleski, to receive updates from our organization.
  4. Belonging to a community of generous, like-minded people.
  5. At the $66/month or higher level, you'll also receive a signed copy of Ron Zaleski's new book: The Long Walk Home: A Veteran's Barefoot Journey Across America.

Thank you for supporting Campaign 17, and for believing in a brighter future for Veterans and their loved ones!