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Event Details

Our purpose:

  • Raising Awareness: Educating the public about the prevalence of youth suicide and the factors contributing to it.

  • Reducing Stigma: Breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues and suicide, encouraging open dialogue.

  • Community Support: Bringing together those affected by suicide, providing a sense of community and mutual support. A reminder that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

  • Promoting Resources: Highlighting available resources and support systems for mental health and suicide prevention, among others to promote the wellbeing of our community.

  • Memorializing Loved Ones:  Honoring and remembering those who have lost their lives to suicide, offering comfort to their families and friends.


Register in advance online by scanning the QR code on the flyer or visiting the link by September 1st. But don’t worry, same-day registration is also available, in case you want to bring anyone else with you. T-shirts are guarantee to those who register by September 1st but not to same-day registration attendees.


8:00 Check-in will start

9:00 Welcome and panel presentation

9:30 Walk begins!

10:00 Food will be available for everyone

10:30 Raffle prizes will be distributed

12:00 PM Event ends


Note: Family activities and resource tables will be available the whole duration of the event.


Liberty Community Plaza boasts an amazing walking track, and that's where our event will take place! We're encouraging everyone to complete three laps (1 mile), but feel free to walk as much as you want. Those who finish all three laps will receive an extra raffle ticket for a special prize! 


Event Elements:

  • Family Activities

    • Q&A with HYC Therapists

    • Gratitude Table

    • Rock Painting

    • Coloring

    • Face Painting

    • Postcard Area

    • Pet Therapy

  • Community Resources

  • Raffles

  • T-shirts (Everyone who registered by September 1st will get a T-shirt)

  • Food

  • Music

  • Memorial Area:

    • You are welcome to bring a photo (no larger than 4”x6”) of your loved one to create a memory sign, placed at the beginning of the walk.



Don’t forget sunscreen, hats, and comfortable clothes and shoes!

Answers to questions you might have:

  1. Is the event free?

    • 100% free, we just want those having mental health challenges to feel the support of our community and for the community to learn more about how to be supportive.

  2. Can someone join me if they didn’t register before the event?

    • Yes, same-day registration is available.

  3. Can I come to the event to cheer on family and friends even if I am not walking?

    • Of course! You can enjoy some food and resources mean while.​

  4. Can I volunteer?

    • Yes, there is a link to sign up for volunteering (find sign up link below).

  5. Is the event wheelchair accessible?

    • Yes, the track has wheelchair access.

  6. Can I register on the day of the event?

    • Yes, but advance registration is highly encouraged to ensure you receive a t-shirt. 

  7. Will there be refreshments and food at the event?

    • Yes, there will be food, drinks and refreshments.

  8. Are pets allowed?

    • Only service dogs are allowed. Please leave your pets at home.

  9. Do I have to track my time?

    • No, you are free to walk at your own pace and as much as you like.

  10. Do I have to walk a specific distance to get my shirt, and food, or enter the raffle?

    • No, you only need to register before September 1st to make sure you get a t-shirt.

  11. When will I get my shirt?

    • Shirts, stickers, and water will be distributed during check-in, check-in begins at 8am .

  12. Do we have to donate to participate?

    • No, but donations are welcome on the day of the event or online.

Contact Information:

If you have any other questions regarding the event, please contact us at (562) 864-3722.

Social Media Platforms:

Share with your friends and family, you can find the flyer on any of our social media platforms listed below. And follow us for to be inform about any updates and upcoming events. 

Facebook: Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc.

Instagram: @helplineyouthcounseling_hyc

Twitter/X: @helpline_HYC


Volunteers are the heart of our event, and your participation will make a significant difference. By volunteering, you'll help create a supportive and inspiring environment for all attendees, ensuring the event runs smoothly and effectively.


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As a valued vendor, we believe your participation would greatly contribute to the intention of this event. Spaces are limited, and we encourage you to register as soon as possible, the deadline for submissions will be August 20th. You can find the link to register below.


Registration Link:


IMPORTANT RESTRICTIONS: We encourage you to bring items and materials to hand out, but you will NOT be allowed to sell any items.

"We cannot always build the future for our youth,

but we can build our youth for the future!"

~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

HYC's Strategic Plan for 2022-2025

Helpline Youth Counseling, Inc. (HYC) is pleased to present its 2022-2025 Strategic Plan. In developing the Plan, HYC utilized a Stakeholder Survey to assess its organizational mission in relation to agency services and programs and to seek community input regarding future programming. Stakeholder feedback was collected from the HYC Board of Directors, employees, participants, funders, and community members. The lessons learned from COVID-19 were discussed at all stakeholder levels and sectors due to the significant impact of COVID on workplace conditions, service delivery, and community needs. Survey results were utilized to shape the strategic planning by the HYC Board of Directors and Leadership Team comprised of the Executive Director, Controller, Director of Programs, Director of Human Resources, Quality Assurance Manager, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Director of Family Services, Director of Youth Services, Director of Homeless and Housing Support Services, and Development Director. HYC's 2022-2025 Strategic Plan focuses on agency and community priorities in the functional areas of (1) Program Enhancement, Expansion, and Growth; (2) Organizational Strength; and (3) Fiscal Viability.

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