Providing a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on.
Are you a family member of a fallen public servant, a survivor of first responder suicide, a first responder in remission from PTSD, or are you a public servant that has been injured in the line of duty and you are looking for a way to pay it forward? You can support others who are experiencing similar situations by becoming a peer support team member!
As a survivor of loss, an an on-duty injury whether physical or emotional, you know better than anyone else what it is like to go through the difficulties that you have experienced. You are familiar with how to rebuild your life and how to manage all the emotions – highs and lows – that come with a loss or injury. Share your experience and expertise and help let these individuals know that they are not alone.
Peer volunteers are individuals that are 18-24 months past their loss, or injury. They provide support to others by listening, supporting, referring and giving information. Individuals must be trained through an approved peer support education program, or participate in a Texas LODD Task Force training. If you are interested in becoming a peer team volunteer, please fill out the application.