Our citizen volunteers provide emotional first aid to survivors of tragedy in order to ease their immediate suffering and facilitate their healing and long-term recovery.
Bottom Line for Portland
During the past year, TIP Volunteers supported 15,963 citizens and responded to 2,913 scenes of tragedy. TIP Volunteers provide assistance to citizens on the worst days of their lives, ensuring they are not left alone and receive the resources and support they need.
“I have now heard from several folks about how wonderful the TIP volunteers were who staffed our shelter on Monday. Their presence helped us accomplish a level of care for our community that we could not have provided without them.”
—Alice Busch, Multnomah County emergency management