SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 14, 2021 (Newswire.com) - First Responders Resiliency, Inc. (FRRI), a ground-breaking nonprofit dedicated to training first responders and their families, is pleased to announce a Capital Campaign to build the first-of-its-kind First Responder Resiliency Center in Sonoma County, California.
Founded in 2018, FRRI's award-winning, proactive behavioral wellness program has since signed a two-year contract with CAL FIRE, trained more than 4,200 first responders and their families nationwide, and is set to train nearly 1,000 more before the end of 2021. With the support of researchers, nurses, doctors and therapists, the program is run entirely by retired first responders who realized the reactive programs offered to them in the past were not creating lasting change to rates of depression, disability or suicide within the first responder community.
This center will profoundly transform the lives of first responders by providing a designated location for first responders to receive the support they so desperately need to mitigate the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Injuries. First responders will continue to benefit from their centralized conferences, educational programs, physical resiliency training and immediate access to trauma therapists, holistic modalities, support groups and workers comp assistance.
The campaign was launched by an anonymous donation of $100,000 with the hopes of raising nearly $9 million to complete the center.
Donations are being collected through GoFundMe.
Source: First Responders Resiliency, Inc. (FRRI)