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When 9-1-1 needs 9-1-1, Serve & Protect Can Help
Serve & Protect restores heroes and rescues families in criminal justice and emergency services, including those in Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue/EMT, Dispatch, and Corrections. We believe that both physical health and mental health are core elements to serving those who sacrifice for us daily.
Serve & Protect is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Brentwood TN, reaching internationally. We serve Criminal Justice and Emergency Services professionals and their families with a Crisis Line, Chaplain Alliance, and Alliance of Mental Health Professionals. Serve & Protect was founded by former MP and Norfolk Police Detective Robert Michaels, who also serves as Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police State Chaplain.
We are an independent resource working outside of employers, agencies and departments, assuring our clients of complete confidentiality and service based on their needs. We address a client’s spiritual and emotional needs through our network of mental health professionals and national network of chaplains, based on the needs of the individual. At Serve and Protect our assistance comes from those who know the chaos, trauma and violence that is part of our hero’s job and the impact on their family.
Criminal Justice and Emergency Services professionals often resist using Employer Based Assistance, too often resulting in emotional crisis. As an independent service provider, we use time-tested solutions to meet needs, we affiliate with mental health professionals and seasoned first responder Chaplains to deliver results, and we make every reasonable effort to return those we serve to duty. The emotional well-being of those we serve in Criminal Justice and Emergency Services has a direct impact on their performance and on everyone within their sphere of influence.
Serve & Protect tackles the problems. We wrestle through the wants, needs, desires, and yes, the pain that can overwhelm our heroes. Even heroes want to be safe, to be respected, and to be appreciated. Together we unpack the issues. Sometimes it’s the trauma of the job or the stress of daily living. It may be finances, marriage failure or addictions. It is anything that makes life unmanageable. We do this in absolute confidentiality, and we see it through to help our heroes reclaim healthy lives.
- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via Serve & Protect, 5/6/13)