The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors, a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, provides healing support for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. It was founded in 2008 by Ronnie Walker, a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her stepson to suicide in 1995.
The Alliance of Hope is a non-denominational and non-discriminating non-profit that recognizes and appreciates each contribution to the quality of life. Our staff, volunteers, community members and clients are survivors from diverse cultures and faith traditions, bound together by similar loss. We are committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in employment and opportunity because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age.
Our Mission: Kindness matters. For those who've lost a loved one to suicide, it matters a lot. We exist to provide healing, compassionate support to those who are suffering through the lonely and tumultuous aftermath of suicide. Our services help people survive and go beyond just surviving, to lead productive lives filled with meaning and joy.
In the U.S. alone, 4.7 million people are dealing with the aftermath of suicide. Those left behind —husbands, wives, parents, children, siblings, friends — grapple with debilitating emotions, and complex personal challenges. Many who have gone through the experience say they never knew such pain existed.
It is our aim to ensure that no survivor goes without the support they need. Since our founding, we have helped thousands of survivors from many cultures and faith traditions all over the world.
Sometimes in life, events occur that fracture the very foundation on which we stand. Our life, as we have known it, is forever changed and we find ourselves in an unexpected struggle, first just to survive and then to move forward.
The Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors provides healing support for people coping with the shock, excruciating grief and complex emotions that accompany the loss of a loved one to suicide. We hope that you will find resources here to help you deal with, and eventually heal from, what may well be the worst pain you will ever feel.
It is important to know that people can and do survive loss by suicide. They are forever altered and may never stop missing their loved ones, but they do survive and go on to lead meaningful and contributory lives.
This site was designed by survivors for survivors. The culture here as well as on our forum is one that recognizes and respects the courage and resilience of suicide survivors at all stages of their personal journeys.
We invite you to join our supportive community of survivors from across the world. You will find many friends here.
Ronnie Walker, MS, LCPC Founder: Alliance of Hope for Suicide Loss Survivors