Following Matthew Silverman’s tragic death in 2006 at the age of 18; this fund was established to support TEEN LINE’s hotline, outreach efforts and programs.
Matthew’s parents became involved with TEEN LINE to work towards a common goal – provide a resource for teens in crisis and to raise awareness about suicide. Kathy Silverman serves on the TEEN LINE Board of Directors. Ron Silverman volunteers his time as a speaker for TEEN LINE and he is a vital part of the suicide prevention and sensitivity training TEEN LINE provides to the LAPD Juvenile Division and other adolescent-serving agencies. TEEN LINE honored Matthew’s parents in 2008 by presenting them with our Humanitarian Award.