Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) is a national voluntary non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. To accomplish that goal, TIP Inc. works closely with local communities to establish emergency services volunteer programs. In these programs, well-trained citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses, and other bystanders whom the emergency system often must leave behind.
TIP of Southern Nevada, Inc. was founded in March 1994. It is the largest & busiest chapter nationwide. We serve all of Clark County, including Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Boulder City.
The Who, What, When and Why's of TIP......
Who are TIP volunteers?
TIP volunteers are citizens of all ages and occupations who have a deep desire to help others. Many of the volunteers have been through a traumatic experience themselves and realize the importance of immediate support from a caring and knowledgeable person.
Who pays for TIP services?
Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. is a non-profit tax exempt organization. Services are provided to victims and their families free of charge and are made possible through grants from local government and individuals and through fund-raising efforts.
What TIP volunteers do:
When is TIP called?
TIP volunteers are always available. They are called by authorized police officers, firefighters, paramedics and hospital personnel to assist:
Following a traumatic event, the person involved often feels helpless, confused, and in emotional shock. They are confronted with a situation for which they are totally unprepared. Often there is no one available in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy to guide the victims through these difficult hours. The TIP volunteer provides this necessary immediate support until persons involved in the crisis are able to depend on family, friends, neighbors, and others.