Our Mission

LifeSavers is a peer-support suicide and crisis-prevention program designed to help teenagers cope healthfully with the challenges of drugs and alcohol, peer and family relationships, sexual issues, academic problems, aggression, anxiety, and suicide. LifeSavers is a recognized student organization in several high schools in southern Illinois which have chosen to be pro-active in caring for their student population.

A listening ear for those in need

History

LifeSavers started as program in Belleville East High School. Judy Ashby heard of the program and knew this was the answer she was looking for after her son's suicide. LifeSavers became official in 1990, only in a few schools, and after building up the program they began training other schools in 1997. They established as a non-profit in 1999, with Judy as the Executive Director. With her efforts the program spread to several schools, and it is the current Board's dream to continue the spread and bring our light to as many people as possible.


You are Capable of more than you know

Executive Team & Board of Directors

Meet your Executive Team & Board of Directors! With upcoming changes to the organization you will see many new faces. All are connected to LifeSavers in their own way.

Matt

Kelley

Executive Director/Trainer


Ruth

Kari

College Director/Treasurer/Trainer


John

Chris

President


Ruth

Danna

Vice President


Seth

Melissa

Secretary


Ruth

Bethany

Board Member/Trainer


Mark

Ted

Trainer


Luke

Molly

Trainer


John

Tristen

Trainer


John

Michelle

Board Member


John

Lisa

Board Member



John

Kathy

Board Member

John

Andrea

Board Member


John

Donna

Board Member



John

Julia

Board Member

John

Michelle

Board Member


John

Chantel

Board Member