The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) is composed of specially trained volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to survivors of traumatic events and their families in the few first hours following a tragedy.
Calls might involve an elderly woman suddenly faced with the death of her spouse, a family who has lost its home to a fire, or a father anxiously awaiting news about an injured child. While these situations are all very different, one constant remains: these people do not have to face their crisis alone, thanks to TIP.
TIP of Portland, Maine, was established in 2004, in partnership with TIP National and the Junior League of Portland, Maine, and works in cooperation with the Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Westbrook, Gorham, Falmouth, Cumberland, and Windham police and fire departments, as well as Maine Medical Center and the Maine State Police.
Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
TIP Program Manager
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Would you like to become a TIP Volunteer? We have on-going information nights and training courses! The next training begins on Thursday, October 27th 2016.
TIP in the News:
" 'Group of Angels' Provide Emotional First Aid to Mainers" Patty Wight, MPBN. 7/25/16
Spring-Summer 2016 Newsletter
Spring-Summer 2015 Newsletter