WHO WE SERVE
911 At Ease International supports first responders and their families. This includes police, fire, sheriff, emergency medical personnel, dispatchers, district attorneys’ office and other essential agencies. Support services are free, confidential, and provided through professional, trauma-informed counselors.
Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy
Peer to Peer
Critical Incident Response
WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS INJURY?
Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) is a biological injury that develops after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSI can surface through flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, depression, anger and negative thoughts which may increase and/or last for months or years. PTSI has been known to severely interfere with a person’s daily work and home life. While many people have difficulty adjusting to and coping with the daily requirements of work and home life after experiencing traumatic events, they may improve and completely heal from these injuries with access to psychological support, spiritual care, and other types of support.
Chaplaincy is a well-known support network within responder communities. Chaplains are trained in grief and crisis response to provide emotional and spiritual care. Chaplains have the utmost flexibility to support and serve the first responder community. They are able to attend to persons or families outside the office and can be available during disasters or other crisis events within the community. Chaplains are deployed to minister and provide support with a heart of service.
Referral Services and Reaching Out
There are times when individuals are referred to resources outside the AEI program. Should first responder personnel or an eligible family member decide to use outside resources, they will be responsible for any fees associated with their use.
First responder personnel are encouraged to contact AEI at the first sign of a developing problem. Early assistance is critical in preventing problems from developing into major issues.
You may be experiencing trauma-related stress injuries if you are struggling with any the following:
Marital & Family Problems
Post Traumatic Stress
911AEI is funded through the generous donations of the communities we serve, so we are not able to take clients who are involved with or expect to be involved in litigation, worker’s compensation or other legal cases. We appreciate your understanding.