Welcome to Emergency Chaplain Group

“In the most critical time of need, they help you. Then, we help them.”

Emergency Ministries (“EM”), a non-profit organization, is a specialized chaplaincy program resolved to provide healing and support to our everyday heroes.

Emergency Chaplain Group is the arm of Emergency Ministries. We provide Chaplaincy services to EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and Dispatch agencies – both on-scene and “behind scene” with an emphasis on critical incident stress assistance. We assist heroes in these agencies that may be in danger. We focus on breaking the silence and asking the tough questions while being sensitive to the fact that suicidal thoughts come with intense feelings of shame and guilt.

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What makes our organization unique?

Our Chaplains are required to have served in public safety as a firefighter, paramedic or law enforcement officer. Through years of experience, we have learned that the personnel we serve appreciate that we have “worn the badge.” The services provided by EM are offered regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof).

Focused On Breaking The Silence

Suicide amongst first responders can no longer be swept under the rug. Our mission is to raise awareness about suicide risks in the public servant community. In 2014, Emergency Ministries was named “The Official First Responder Partner” to the PTSD Foundation of America.

Why Do They Need Your Support?

First responder suicide is on the rise-A police officer or firefighter is more likely to die by suicide than by being killed in the line of duty.

First-Responder Reality:

  • They are exposed to highly stressful situations in the course of their routine duties.

  • They have no control over the volume of calls they receive.

  • They are often put in situations where they face overwhelming demands.

  • They risk being seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.

  • They will likely witness a peer being injured or killed in the line of duty.

  • They witness horrifying events: crashes, severe injuries and multiple death scenes- often involving infant deaths and entire families.

Being faced with these daily challenges, while fighting to ensure public safety, can have traumatic and lasting damage on the lives of our first responders and their loved ones. In many cases, they sacrifice their physical and emotional well-being as well as their personal relationships with spouses, children and other family members. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse and suicide are all dangers these men and women may be subjected to even as they fight to keep us safe and out of harm’s way every day.

Gold GuideStar Nonprofit Achievement

By providing proactive and reactive emergency Chaplaincy services to first responder organizations, our goal is to keep our first responders on the job through PTSD peer support, marriage counseling, and more.

Issues First-Responders Face with Seeking Help:

  • Behavioral health issues are rarely addressed at the workplace level.
  • When workplace-counseling services are offered the number of visits is typically limited.
  • They do not trust general counseling services, because “they have no idea what we are going through.”
  • Fear of lack of confidentiality utilizing support from their agency.

We are here to help everyday heroes after they have saved the day. Our chaplains have all “worn the badge” themselves and understand what our first responders are going through. Our services include confidential direct guidance, spiritual support, suicide prevention, one-on-one and group sessions, marriage mediation, building resiliency and anything else required to support our heroes in their time of need.

  • Direct Guidance
  • Spiritual Support
  • Suicide Prevention
  • One-on-One & Group Sessions
  • Resiliency
  • And More!

Our Sponsors and Followers Matter

Last year, our outreach and engagement with you was awarded as exemplary. You noticed and responded positively and we are thrilled to be named one of Constant Contacts 2016 All Stars!

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