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Team of Mitch Duell, Seth Coyne, Joe Starkey, Mike Conroy won the 1st Annual Contact Open golf tournament
1st Annual CONTACT Open
Raises Over $1,000!
The 1st Annual CONTACT Open golf tournament to benefit Contact Community Services’ crisis and suicide prevention programs raised over $1,000 Sept. 24 as more than 30 players competed for fun and prizes at Rogues’ Roost in Bridgeport. Brian Darling, one of Contact’s great friends and supporters, organized the tournament to support Contact’s mission to prevent suicide in Central New York. "Why would you not give back to an organization that keeps giving to our community?" said Brian ... read more
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Onondaga County Coalition Unveils Suicide Prevention Strategies
Suicide Prevention Coalition
Unveils Strategies for County
The Onondaga County Suicide Prevention Coalition unveiled its strategies to help prevent suicide in Onondaga County at a news conference Sept. 11 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse....According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide in the United States has surged to the highest level in 30 years. In Onondaga County, there were a reported 180 deaths by suicide from 2013-15, an increase of 64 percent from 2001-03. ... read more
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World Suicide Prevention Day Sept 10
World Suicide Prevention Day
Candle Lighting Memorial Sept. 10
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Central New York Chapter will be holding our 6th annual candle lighting memorial on Sunday, September 10th in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day. Download Flyer (PDF)
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Cait Devin
Cait Devin, of Westmoreland, was one of the outstanding TeenFest performers. (Photo courtesy of Rocco Carbone)
Teens Take Center Stage
at TeenFest 2017
From the first band – Renny and the Simones – to the last – Posted – the outstanding music was the highlight of the second TeenFest Aug. 5 at Henninger High School in Syracuse. TeenFest was created by the high school students who participate in Contact Community Services’ Teen Talk program, where the "Teen Talkers" produce web-based media content that promotes healthy choices for their peers. ... read more
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2017 Battle of the Bands
Band Lineup Set For
TeenFest ’17 Aug. 5
This year’s Jewish Community Center Battle of the Bands winner "Posted" will headline the second TeenFest live music event created by teenagers and for teenagers on Saturday, August 5, in the auditorium at Henninger High School. ... read more
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Kelly Johst Receives First Gail Sterling Volunteer Award
Kelly Johst (left) and Gail Sterling. (Photo courtesy of Rocco Carbone)
Kelly Johst Receives First
Gail Sterling Volunteer Award
Contact Community Services Hotline volunteers Kelly Johst and Gail Sterling share many of the same traits: They’re a positive presence in the call center, compassionate with their callers, and dedicated to their roles as peer trainers....Gail and Carl Sterling, Kelly Johst, John J. Kindon III, Amanda Spear, Kendra Vavra read more...
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Berkshire Bank Heads List Of TeenFest Sponsors
Berkshire Bank Heads List
Of TeenFest ‘17 Sponsors
Contact Community Services is pleased to announce that Berkshire Bank is the premium sponsor of the second TeenFest live music event that will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, in the auditorium at Henninger High School in Syracuse. TeenFest will feature talented bands and musicians from local high schools and colleges, giveaways and raffles, food, and more than 20 vendor tables with valuable information that will help teenagers make healthy decisions. ... read more
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Donovan Spears
Student Recognized For "Doing
Something Better Than I Normally Do"
Donovan Spears is a fifth-grade student at Roxboro Road Middle School whose absences and tardy arrivals have decreased more than 33 percent because of his work with Contact Youth Development Specialist Katie Filippone. Read Katie’s newsletter for more about how Donovan is making Katie and Contact proud! read more
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Suicide
Don’t Ignore This "Invitation"
Jim McKeever is a professional writer who became intrigued by the tragic story of "Marie," a 57-year-old local woman who died by suicide. Who was Marie, Jim wondered, and what drove her to end her own life? Jim’s research took him to Contact Community Services, where he spoke with Crisis Intervention Services Director Cheryl Giarrusso. Cheryl said people like Marie who are considering suicide often send "invitations" to loved ones and friends that they’re going through a difficult time. ... read more
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Matthew Brewster
Roxboro Road Middle School student Matthew Brewster.
A Testament To
Hard Work & Advocacy
Matthew Brewster is a seventh-grade student at Roxboro Road Middle School in the North Syracuse Central School District. Matthew has been in Contact’s Youth Development Services program for three years, and during that time he has made great strides socially and academically. ... read more
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13 reasons
Media Turns To Contact
For "13 Reasons Why" Stories
The popular Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has sparked conversation nationally about teenage suicide, and here in Central New York the media has turned to Contact Community Services to determine the impact of the show on local teens and for information on how to prevent teen suicide. ... read more
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Liverpool New Programs
Contact to Provide Programs
To Four Liverpool Schools
Liverpool Central School District has received a federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant that will enable Contact Community Services, to provide school–year and summer–learning programs to the district, Superintendent Dr. Mark F. Potter announced April 5. About 750 first– through sixth–grade students ... read more
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Shopping at Prom Giveway
Seaira Hunter and her mother, Lourie Johnson, shop at the Prom Dress Giveaway.
Contact Hosts Prom Dress
Giveaway at Fowler H.S.
Like most girls her age, Seaira Hunter of Syracuse wanted badly to go to her junior prom. But the Syracuse Institute of Technology at Central High School junior said she didn’t think it was possible because money was "tight" at home. But then Hunter saw a flyer at school that gave her hope: A "Prom Dress Giveaway" at Fowler High School ... read more
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Primary Project
These 40 Minutes Per Week
Make Big Difference for Child
This is my third year working with Primary Project at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School in the Syracuse City School District, and I have met a lot of great students and seen a lot of positive improvements in their adjustments to school through the program. But this past fall was particularly meaningful because I met a little girl who made exceptional progress in our time working together. ... read more


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