Vida Center is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization. Please help us in our efforts to help Youth live, succeed and thrive. Help us put an end to the confusion, stress, pain, despair and silence that is deeply impacting our Youth. Your donation will not only help change the lives of our local youth but will also positively impact our communities, society and future generations.
Vida Center is a 100% volunteer-run organization, as such any amount you contribute will make a direct impact and will help us in our efforts to Empower Youth Now.
As a reminder all donations to Vida Center are tax deductible, with deep gratitude for your generosity.
On 5/15/18, Andrew Hernandez, drowned himself off Stearn's Wharf in Santa Barbara, CA. He made a decision to end his inner pain and silent suffering by taking his own life. To say that he blindsided his family, friends, teachers and community would be an understatement. In the aftermath, we learned that locally, nationally and globally, suicide rates are alarming for all age groups but most alarming are the rates amongst our Youth. We decided that despite the shame, stigma, pain and grief that deeply impacts those affected by suicide, we would not let Andrew's life and death be in vain. To this end, Vida Center was born.
With gratitude to the Santa Barbara Independent for running the In Memoriam for Andrew:
To learn more about Andrew and our promise in honor of him, please visit his remembrance website by clicking on the button below or visiting: www.andrewforeverinourhearts.com