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SparcThe Suicide Prevention Awareness & Resource Council (SPARC) is a group of concerned citizens, professionals, and partner agencies who convene with a common goal of reducing the number of suicides in our area. Committee members include Region Ten staff (each locale is represented), Virginia Department of Health representatives, local police, community members, Mental Health America staff, faith-based community members, and our regional Suicide Prevention Coordinator. We work collaboratively to strengthen and expand education in the area of suicide prevention, behavioral health and wellness. Our goal is to increase help seeking behaviors and raise awareness about available mental health supports and resources in our area.

Region Ten serves as the Comprehensive Fiscal Sponsorship agency for SPARC. SPARC functions as a sub-program of Region Ten that benefits from a community advisory committee. All of SPARC’s revenue and expenses are tracked within Region Ten. For these purposes, Region Ten’s VISA market agreement is used for the fundraising portal on the SPARC website. Within Region Ten’s financial software, SPARC will be listed as a separate campaign. On the SPARC website, we acknowledge our unique identity, and are clear that our fiscal sponsorship is by Region Ten Community Services Board.