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Veteran Suicide Prevention Program

About the SSG Fox SPGP

The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) enables VA to provide resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources.

SSG Fox SPGP honors Veteran Parker Gordon Fox, who joined the Army in 2014 and was a sniper instructor at the U.S. Army Infantry School at Ft. Benning, GA. Known for a life of generosity and kindness to others in need, SSG Fox died by suicide on July 21, 2020, at the age of 25.

Our Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program is a collaborative effort brought to you by Western Tidewater CSB SSG Fox SPGP, Virginia Legal Society Suffolk Services, and the Workforce Development Center of Suffolk.

Services Offered from the SSG Fox SPGP


Peer Support

Veterans trained in peer support with similar lived experiences related to suicide or mental health.

Job Coach

Offers assistance with resume writing, job search, job interviewing, and job skill development.

Vocational Specialist

Supports Veterans in connecting with services that foster workforce participation, job readiness, and job opportunities with the aim of maximizing income and thereby increasing financial stability and overall well-being.

Case Manager

Provides referrals for health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation services, income support services, fiduciary and representative payee services, legal services, childcare services and housing counseling.

Training Facilitator

Responsible for planning, organizing and facilitating training programs. They work with Veterans to gain entry-level to senior management skills and help develop the skills they need to succeed in their jobs. 

SSG Fox SPGP Program Managers

Regional Navigator – Service Members, Veterans and Families (SMVF) Robin Gunther
Email: [email protected]

Phone: (757) 725-4858

Service Members, Veterans and Families (SMVF) Operations Manager Charles Stamper
Email: [email protected]


SSG Fox SPGP Collaborators

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