HOPE Squad

Currently implemented in Donnelly, McCall, and Meadows Valley

What is Hope Squad?

Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention. 


Our Mission

Reduce youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention.

Our Vision

A Hope Squad in every school.



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Hope Squad Members


Students Reffered for Help

HOPE Squad Helps

Nationally known for our ability to connect students with each other and to mental health resources, Hope Squad has a process that works on all levels for youth suicide prevention.


School suicide prevention involves educating the school community and increasing mental health, connectedness, and resilience.


Intervention involves recognizing when someone is at risk for suicide and referring the person to mental health resources.


Postvention involves helping those affected by a suicide cope with the loss and reducing the risk of further suicides.

For more information on National HOPE Squad efforts please visit their website linked here!


To learn more about local HOPE Squad efforts in Valley and Adams County please email Teresa Fanselow at

[email protected]

PHysical Address

150 W Roseberry Rd, Suite 1B-1

Donnelly, ID 83615

Mailing Address

PO Box 1761
McCall, Idaho 83638

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Funding for this project was made possible in part, by GA1RH39585 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not reflect the official policies of CDH or HRSA, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Idaho West Central Mountains Youth Advocacy Coalition [September 1st, 2020].