The Stories

OUR IMPACT

These 911 At Ease testimonials speak about the life-changing impact our services offer first responders and their families. We serve those who serve most – so they can serve best.

“Once we completed our search and finished the investigation that night, I knew I needed help. I reached out… and without hesitation they offered up services through the At Ease program and provided counseling for me for several months to help me work through the emotions that came along with working in a thing like that.”

Chris Inglehart
Sergeant, Oxnard Police Department

“Once we completed our search and finished the investigation that night, I knew I needed help. I reached out… and without hesitation they offered up services through the At Ease program and provided counseling for me for several months to help me work through the emotions that came along with working in a thing like that.”

Chris Inglehart
Sergeant, Oxnard Police Department

“…My husband of 27 years died of suicide in October of 2017. Without [At Ease] I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today and neither would my boys. He was a firefighter for 30 years.”

Nikki Stevens
Fire Captain, Santa Barbara County

“…My husband of 27 years died of suicide in October of 2017. Without [At Ease] I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today and neither would my boys. He was a firefighter for 30 years.”

Nikki Stevens
Fire Captain, Santa Barbara County

“…When we find someone we can’t help is where it’s really hard for us. And I wasn’t able to forgive myself that I couldn’t help this kid and that’s where At Ease stepped in and it was so easy and if it was any harder, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I picked up a phone and I was in the office quick.”

Sam Dudley
Firefighter

“…When we find someone we can’t help is where it’s really hard for us. And I wasn’t able to forgive myself that I couldn’t help this kid and that’s where At Ease stepped in and it was so easy and if it was any harder, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I picked up a phone and I was in the office quick.”

Sam Dudley
Firefighter

“The At Ease program keeps expanding and is generously supported by the community, it continues to grow and touch more and more people that need the help.”

Lori Luhnow
Chief of Police, Santa Barbara

“The At Ease program keeps expanding and is generously supported by the community, it continues to grow and touch more and more people that need the help.”

Lori Luhnow
Chief of Police, Santa Barbara

“You can’t go to a disaster without having it affect you, you can’t be in a trauma-based organization without being traumatized. So instead of hoping it won’t happen, you come to understand that trauma will happen and you need to know how to respond to that trauma that our first responders experience at every event, attempting to be the best they can be.”

Joyce Dudley
District Attorney, Santa Barbara County

“You can’t go to a disaster without having it affect you, you can’t be in a trauma-based organization without being traumatized. So instead of hoping it won’t happen, you come to understand that trauma will happen and you need to know how to respond to that trauma that our first responders experience at every event, attempting to be the best they can be.”

Joyce Dudley
District Attorney, Santa Barbara County

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