Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. (TIP) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP has 14 affiliates serving over 250 cities across the nation. Each affiliate uses specially trained citizen volunteers to respond to traumatic incidents to support victims and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. TIP has received the prestigious Innovations Award in State and Local government from Harvard University and Ford Foundation, the Crime Victim Service Award from the US Justice Department and the Governor’s Victim Service Award from the State of California. The Southwest Riverside County Chapter of TIP was founded in 1993. There are currently 24 volunteers serving 7 jurisdictions, 5 hospitals, and 5 public safety agencies. The Chapter receives support and guidance from TIP National. 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.