Garden Grove joins Trauma Intervention Program (TIP)

The Trauma Intervention Program of Orange County is pleased to announce that the City of Garden Grove, California has decided to join the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) as a partner city.

Garden Grove has a population of 175,000 residents and is the 5th most populous city in Orange County, California. Garden Grove is the 25th City in Orange County to join the TIP program. TIP Founder Wayne Fortin is very pleased that Garden Grove has become a partner city.

“I congratulate Garden Grove officials for deciding to offer this service to their residents at the worst time in their lives and for providing their emergency responders a vital resource,” said Fortin. “TIP volunteers will allow Garden Grove first responders return to service knowing that residents are receiving the assistance they need,” he said.

According to Garden Grove Police Chief Tom DaRe the partnership between the Garden Grove Police Department and TIPOC will benefit the community the police department serves by expanding on the quality of service provided to the community.

“We are pleased to partner with such a professional organization that has the emotional health of our community members as a main focus in their mission,” said DaRe. “Our partnership will focus on providing support to victims, witnesses and family members who are affected by traumatic events,” he said.

TIP of Orange County County is a nonprofit organization which has served Orange County for 24 years. Volunteers respond on a 24/7/365 basis to emergency scenes at the request of police officers and firefighters. Volunteers provide support to survivors of tragedy.

TIP is now recruiting Garden Grove residents to be TIP Volunteers. Those who are interested can register at www.tiporangecounty.org.

This article was released by the Trauma Intervention Program.