Grant supports local suicide prevention efforts for Veterans and their families.

Community Building Art Works is proud to announce that we will be working with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program to prevent Veteran suicide.

CBAW recently received a grant from the VA to support its mission through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP), a three-year program that provides funding to community-based organizations with innovative ideas for preventing Veteran suicide.

“It is an incredible honor and responsibility to be invited to join these efforts. No Veteran should bear the burden alone,” said Seema Reza, CEO and Co-Founder of Community Building Art Works. With the SSG Fox SPGP, we plan to launch a virtual outreach program focused on women Veterans by providing a healthy, connected, and diverse group of women Veterans, coming together through writing and art. More information on the SSG Fox SPGP can be found at

If you are a woman Veteran interested in participating in this program, please take this short survey to give us your feedback as we plan for VA Suicide Prevention Grant programming.

Community Building Art Works (CBAW) connects hundreds of veterans, healthcare providers & civilians each month through workshops led by professional artists who reflect the diversity of the population we serve. Our prestigious faculty include award-winning writers, artists, and musicians who have lectured and taught at institutions from Columbia University to Stanford, and have toured and performed worldwide. Using our proven process to help veterans and service members tell their particular stories, we hope to ensure that the stories of military children are heard, and that the diversity and breadth of experiences in the military are represented. For more information, please visit