Trauma Intervention Program
- Crisis Support
- Emergency & Safety
LocationPO Box 768Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
TIP Mission: Our volunteers will provide emotional first aid to survivors of tragedy in order to ease their immediate suffering and facilitate their healing and long term recovery.
TIP of Greater Portland is a chapter of Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP), a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP has 14 affiliates serving over 250 cities across the nation. TIP of Greater Portland provides services to police, fire and hospital staff serving the following areas: Portland, South Portland, Westbrook and towns of Cumberland, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Scarborough and Windham. TIP also provides support to Maine Medical Center's trauma emergency department and the special care units for adults and pediatrics.
TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are called by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide.