The DeKalb County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care recently voted to award $13,000 to Project Seth, the latest recipient of its Greatest Impact Award.
Project Seth is an organization in DeKalb County that focuses on reducing and preventing suicide, especially in young people.
According to a news release, since its inception in November 2014, the DeKalb County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care has raised $347,600 for local grassroots charities and organizations in DeKalb County. 100+ Women Who Care is a group of approximately 132 women who meet four times a year to make financial contributions to local charities.
At each meeting, members nominate three local 501 (c)(3) charities. After listening to presentations from each charity, members vote for the winner they feel most deserves the Greatest Impact Award. 100% of the donations go directly to local charities.
The August recipient of the Greatest Impact Award, Project SETH (Support, Empower, Teach and Honor), is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of teen and young adult suicide, to help end the stigma associated with suicide, and to educate people on the warning signs of suicide.
The organization provides young adults with the tools to seek help from reliable local resources and hold public events to publicize warning signs of suicide and depression. Project Seth is a 501 (c)(3) charity that funds classes for counselors, teachers, emergency response personnel, and parents on the signs of depression and other mental health concerns in young people.
The organization has helped nearly 125 people in the last six years take the Youth Mental Health First Aide class free of charge. Its also helped others take the ASIST class which is a two-day class aimed on how to save a life through talking with and interacting with someone in distress. Project Seth provides counseling assistance to families who do not have the means to pay for services and provide materials to schools, so students have reference information that may help themselves or a friend.
According to the news release, Project Seth has seen an increased need for its services during the COVID-19 pandemic.