A LOSS Team provides resources, support, connection, and understanding to suicide survivors immediately after a suicide loss and for the months and years that follow. The Central Upper Peninsula LOSS Team is a vital and impactful service within Delta, Dickinson, Iron, and Marquette Counties.
A team consists of two or more trained volunteers who are activated by the local authorities when there is a suspected suicide loss. This program is an active peer model of postvention made up of a team of trained survivors and professionals working together as LOSS team volunteers.
The heart of the LOSS Team is its volunteers. Volunteers can serve in several different capacities from maintaining a database of volunteers, providing support at the scene of a suicide, making follow-up phone calls and more.
The LOSS Team is made up of community volunteers, however there are many needs of the program including funds for mileage, LOSS Team Member apparel to wear at a scene, bags with various supplies to take to the scene and more. It is also imperitive to have a paid staff person that acts as a lead to ensure the program is done with fidelity.
If you would like to donate to the LOSS Team or be a sponsor, please click the button below.
If you live in the Copper Country and would like to be involved in their LOSS Team, stay tuned for more information on how to get involved with them.
Are you interested in making a difference in your community and looking to support survivors of suicide loss? The Central Upper Peninsula LOSS Team holds regular trainings for those looking to become involved in the program and join as LOSS Team members.
For more information on training dates and to get involved, contact: LOSS@greatlakesrecovery.org.