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We are a multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary first responder peer support team located in Southwest Ohio. Founded by first responders, everything we do is driven by our understanding of first responders. We believe peer support is the foundation for mental and physical well-being in departments. We believe in being proactive to address mental health challenges in first responders by utilizing evidence-based practices and trauma-responsive techniques to train peer supporters located in departments and as part of our regional peer support team. We partner with local, regional and national trainers to create programs improving resilience, improving mental health, and improving overall wellness.
Our peer support network is made up of law enforcement, fire/ems, corrections officers, and dispatchers. We serve city, suburban and rural departments. Our peer support teams provide the momentum that helps us affect change because they do the work and understand the stress of the job at work and in your personal life. Our understanding and ability to meet people where they are at makes a long-lasting difference.
No one is alone!
Listen. Respond. Refer.
These are the actions we take when called upon by local first responders and their departments.
We answer the request from individuals or departments looking to understand resources, offer assistance after a critical incident, and everything in-between.
Ideally, we want to help departments develop peer support before there is a crisis. Our peers work with departments to help them build a peer support team in their department that reflects the goals and vision of their department. Every department has its own resources, goals, and understanding of peer support. We help departments achieve their vision of peer support. This is not one size fits all. Whether you are just beginning to develop your peer support team, or have an established team looking for advanced training, we have the resources and connections to build and improve peer support.
For departments that do not have peer support, our Regional Peer Support Team members meet with individuals, small groups, and departments to provide emotional support during challenging times and/or times of crisis. When requested, our peer team members can meet with a first responder for a one-on-one meeting and we can send multiple first responders after a crisis situation to a department.
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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.