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Joe’s Project – Post-Suicide Counseling

Families need help immediately after a suicide.  Family Service League’s Joe’s Project provides individual, family, and group counseling, as well as support to organizations and communities affected by the loss of someone who died by suicide.  This unique suicide response program has four components:

  • Outreach to educate community members, first responders, and other referral agencies
  • Immediate response by a trained professional to support the newly bereaved
  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Suicide prevention education to organizations, schools, and communities

Have you experienced the severe traumatic loss of a loved one to suicide?
You are not alone. FSL offers hope and help for loved ones left behind.

Surviving suicide loss is possible.  Family and loved ones who meet with a counselor often feel less alone and less isolated.  Upon request, FSL’s trained professional staff will visit your home, school, business, or another location of your choosing to help you walk through the excruciating days and weeks that follow your loss.  If you prefer to wait, assistance from a Joe’s Project counselor may be arranged anytime you feel ready.  Our team may also provide or recommend resources for follow up counseling, support groups, and referrals for additional services.

There is HOPE after the traumatic loss of a loved one to suicide.
1-888-375-2228   •    •

FSL’s Community Crisis Action Team (C-CAT) responds to traumatic incidents, assessing the needs of individuals and groups who have experienced a critical event.  Such incidents can happen in the workplace, the school, or in the community. Before the creation of Joe’s Project, there was no organized response in Suffolk County to assist those who had lost family or friends to suicide. This program was designed to fill this void.  Joe’s Project is made possible by a grant from the Suffolk County Legislature.  Joe’s Project is named in memory of Joe Maiorella, who died by suicide.