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Trauma Intervention Program of WNC

Who We Are

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.

What We Do

TIP of WNC is a group of specially trained Volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. TIP volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are called by Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS to assist family members and friends following an unexpected death, a burglary an accident, a suicide, a homicide, a fire a violent crime or any situation where an individual has been traumatized by a sudden loss or traumatic loss or event.


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