In 2023, Central Oregon Suicide Prevention Alliance [COSPA] was awarded a grant to create a suicide prevention project in Central Oregon.

COSPA recognizes our suicide rates by firearms are higher than the State of Oregon and the United States for all ages.

With this in mind, COSPA determined creating a project to increase education, awareness, and resources related to secure firearm storage for all community members was necessary to address this health issue.

The Central Oregon Secure Firearm Storage project is not aiming to create mandates, restrict individual’s rights, or engage in any political action related to firearms.

Instead, COSPA and this project aims to work alongside firearm owners and their loved ones to increase education, awareness, and resources to lower our suicide rates by firearms.

If you would like more information, please click on the Contacts link to email COSPA.