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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.

TIP of Orange County is a chapter of the Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP), a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP has 15 affiliates serving over 250 cities across the nation.  In each Affiliate, citizen volunteers respond to traumatic incidents at the request of Police, Fire and Hospital personnel to support those who are emotionally traumatized.

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


The Orange County Chapter of TIP Inc. was founded in 1995.  There are currently 99 volunteers serving 20 jurisdictions, 10 hospitals and 10 public safety agencies. The Chapter receives support and guidance from a local Advisory Committee.TIP is a group of specially trained volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.

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.

Heroes with Heart Dinner

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 6:00-9:30 pm

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The following are ways you can help fund essential materials and activities necessary to operate the TIP Program.

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