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The sudden loss of a loved one can drastically affect the quality of life for grieving families. Sudden loss increases the chances of families being affected by alcoholism, depression, and mental health challenges if not properly addressed.


The Danville & County area has one of the highest suicide rates in the state of Virginia


In 2016, Danville had the state’s highest per-capital homicide rate


847 fatalities occurred on Virginia's roads roadways in 2020


197 families in Pittsylvania-Danville Health District has died of the corona virus since the first fatality was recorded March 25, 2020.

About Paving the Way

Paving the Way is a nonprofit organization that dedicated to assist families who experienced a sudden loss, in their process of healing, through grief education and peer support.


Upcoming Projects to Fund

On Sunday, September 5, 2021 Paving the Way will host the annual Pay it Forward for Jerale event at Coats Recreation Park  from 3pm-6pm EST. The event will bring an awareness to the stigma associated with suicide and provide resources grieving families can receive.  Click the tab below to help support this momentus event.



There are several ways in which you can help greiving families on their path to healing.  Volunteers and monetary donations are welcomed. Click the

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Support Groups and Recreational Events will serve as a bridge for families to cross the road of despair to inner peace.

Get to Know Us

Paving the Way's Board of Directors are dedicated to helping every indiviudal who is hurting from the sudden loss of a loved one. To learn more about who we are click the button below.

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