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Beacon for Hope
Suicide Prevention

Providing Education, Resources, Support and Hope



Our Roots

Beacon for Hope is a Suicide Prevention 501 (c)(3) non-profit dedicated to linking our community together through education, resources, support, and hope for those who have been affected by suicide. 

Founded in 2017 by Melissa Kurtenbach, Beacon for Hope serves as tribute to the memory of her sister lost to suicide in 2006.  Beacon for Hope's lighthouse logo stands as a symbol of light and hope for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, who have struggled, and those who are struggling. 

As Emporia's only local suicide prevention non-profit, we pride ourselves on the fact 100% of donations stay local in our community to provide life saving suicide prevention educational materials and opportunities for community members, businesses, and organizations to participate in formal suicide prevention training.

Hope Links Us Together


Suicide Prevention Information


Warning Signs

Risk Factors

Protective Factors

Providing Hope

Educational Trainings, Resources, & Community Events

Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide Prevention training is available to businesses, organizations, and community members.  Please contact us to learn more about how you can save lives in our community.



 Life-saving educational materials including: pamphlets, brochures, booklets, and wallet cards are available per request.  Please contact us to learn about valuable resources available. 

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Mark your calendars for a diverse selection of community events offered throughout the year.  Events include: Suicide Prevention Walk, Masquerade Ball, Candlelight Vigil, and Art Inspired by Hope.  Each event offers an opportunity to connect with community members who share your journey of healing and hope.

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"Hope Anchors the Soul"

Photo by Jeff Gerrans



Beacon for Hope

527 Commercial Street Suite 101
Emporia, Lyon County 66801

(620) 208-9926

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(620) 208-9926

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527 Commercial Street Suite 101
Emporia, Lyon County 66801

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