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Thank you for your interest in the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program®, a worldwide network dedicated to saving lives and being Yellow Ribbon LINKS!

Becoming a Supporting Member makes a financial contribution, and shows your commitment to suicide prevention. Yellow Ribbon depends on membership support to help us work toward removing the stigma associated with suicide. Together, the work and dedication of our Members, Chapters and affiliates to suicide prevention are making a difference, and lives are being saved. We look forward to having you as a part of our network.

Our Chapters & Certified Trainers fall under our Operational Member/Use Agreement umbrella.  A vital part of the Yellow Ribbon network, helping reach communities around the globe with the life-saving presentations/trainings and message that "It's OK To Ask 4 Help1®".  

Benefits of an Operational (Use) Membership:


  • Discounts (20%) on YR merchandise.
  • Right to use Yellow Ribbon Program and its materials for education and awareness.
  • Chapter representative on the International Chapter Council.
  • Listing on the International website

Your membership helps us update records and have better standardization throughout Yellow Ribbon. Your work is important to us so Become a Member today!

If we can be of any assistance, please contact: 303-429-3530 or email Your membership certificate will be mailed.

  • Download & Print Your Operational (Use) Membership form. This is for Chapters (new & renewal) & Certified Trainers. Trainers will receive new documents to sign each time they re-certify.

Our Online Operational (Use) Membership form is being updated and will be back online as soon as complete.  In the meantime please download and complete the paper version to renew your Operational Membership.  Thank you for the patience. 

Types of Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Programs 

Chapters & Certified Trainers


Chapters are an approved 'extension' of Yellow Ribbon in a specified community/area/location.  Chapters can do fundraising and accept donations, however, unless they hold a tax-exempt status, donations are not recognized for tax deduction benefits.  

    501 (c) 3 - $750 - Chapters that surpass $25,000 a year are encouraged to become a 501 (c) 3 chapter.  YR int’l is an IRS recognized Coordinating 501c3 and can assist chapters obtaining tax-exempt status through the YR group #.

    Multi-Site - $300 - Works with resources within several sites i.e. multiple schools in a District, Regional Hospitals, etc. 

    Single Site - $150 - Works with resources within the site i.e. school, church, service club, etc. 

        Youth - $50 - typically a school or youth group.  Required to have 1 primary adult advisor (preferably a YR Certified Trainer).


  • Submit Quarterly Reports through the YR Web (coming early 2018) 
  • Renew Membership Annually with Annual Report (including budget report). 
  • Abide by the Operational Use Agreement. 
  • Have at least 1 Youth on Chapter Board


  • 20% discount on YRI Store Merchandise 
  • Tech support from YRI (or Master Chapter)
  • Seat on International Chapter Council
  • Chapter Portal Section on YRI Web - providing access to training materials & updates (coming early 2018)



Youth and Adults are able to & encouraged to become a Certified YR Trainer.  Trainers have participated in the 2-day YR TTT.  Trainers are required to renew & re-certify every 2-years.  A Trainer is Certified to use the YR Ask-4-Help!® & Be-A-Link!® trainings within their community, they are not certified to train other trainers.  The Fee for Trainers/Re-certification is the 2-Day Training Fee.  Certified Trainers will be listed on the YRI Website. 

*All Chapters & Certified Trainers must be approved by LFL/YRI

FEE Structure: 

Initial Membership

  • 501 (c) 3 - $750
  • Multi-Site - $300
  • Single Site - $150 
  • Single Site/Youth - $50

Renewal Membership (due annually based on budget)


Email: Adding an email may be highly recommended &/or required in the case of some Chapters, depending on their structure and level of involvement.  This is an additional $120/year.

Our Impact

  • Cards Distributed


  • Lives Saved (over 20+ yrs)

    From the beginning of Yellow Ribbon, we've received letters and emails from youth, parents, teachers and more telling of the impact of the Yellow Ribbon Card. The times it was used to save a life. Based on the responses sent directly to the International Office, and those of our Chapters around the globe we have conservatively estimated at least 100,000 lives saved.

  • Dollars Raised 2017


  • Chapters & Program Sites


  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Residence Inn Denver-Northwest Westminster is one of our favorite Hotels in the Westminster area - always a great place to stay when visiting Yellow Ribbon International! Thank you TMI Hospitality for partnering with Yellow Ribbon!

  • Hampton Inn Denver-Northwest Westminster is one of our favorite Hotels in the Westminster area - always a great place to stay when visiting Yellow Ribbon International! Thank you TMI Hospitality for partnering with Yellow Ribbon!

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