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About Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc.         TIP National Brochure

Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. (TIP) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP has 14 affiliates serving over 250 cities across the nation. Each affiliate uses specially trained citizen volunteers to respond to traumatic incidents to support victims and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.

TIP has received the prestigious Innovations Award in State and Local government from Harvard University and Ford Foundation, the Crime Victim Service Award from the US Justice Department and the Governor's Victim Service Award from the State of California.

TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are called by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide.

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"TIP was great! There were so many family members on scene grieving and TIP brought out additional volunteers, which was very helpful in keeping everyone calm."
---Police Officer

"A great program.  It appears the TIP program is an idea whose time has come." 
---NBC Today Show 

"A shining example of an organization at its best." 
---New York Times

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From the Founder

Wayne Fortin

For essays from the Founder about TIP, volunteering, the helping relationship, leadership , nonprofit organizations,  and more visit the 'My View' Articles page


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Our Mission

Our Mission

Our citizen volunteers will provide emotional first aid to survivors of tragedy in order to ease their immediate suffering and facilitate their healing and long term recovery.

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