BENEFITING: Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc.
Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (ITP) is the largest operator of emergency services volunteer programs in the nation. The TIP Program is an innovative program that trains volunteers to respond through the 911 system to provide emotional and practical support to victims of everyday tragedies. There are currently 15 TIP affiliates in the United States. TIP's Goal is to raise funds in order to begin affiliates in new communities throughout the U.S.
Elements of a TIP Program . . .
. . . 24/7/365 service
. . . Immediate on scene response
. . . Use of volunteers to provide peer support to clients
. . . Response to any request from emergency responders
The “TIP Model” is unique and has proven to be very effective at assisting survivors of tragedy, assisting emergency responders and benefiting communities at large.
Benefits to local communities which operate a local TIP Program include . . .
• Provides survivors of tragedy with an important service which they greatly value.
• Saves emergency responders time and reduces their stress.
• Provides an opportunity for citizens to become involved in public safety in a meaningful way.
• Provide citizens with helping life skills which they use in their families, neighborhoods and workplaces.