Trauma Intervention Program was founded by Wayne Fortin in 1985 in San Diego California. We currently have 16 National Chapters. Our Western North Carolina Chapter began on November 14, 2015. We currently serve Buncombe County, the City of Asheville and the City of Hendersonville. We provide Emotional First Aid to Citizens in the service areas who are experiencing a sudden loss or a traumatic event. We are requested by local Law Enforcement, EMS and Firefighters. We give families and friends or witnesses of traumatic events resources to help them navigate the days following the event.