Invisible Casualties Foundation (ICF) is a Registered IRS 501(c)(3) Non Profit Foundation -ID# 46-5751983. A Department of Justice Registered Charitable Trust #CT0210479, and a California Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation #3675599 that provides confidential, no-cost programs and services to first responders and departments pre and post trauma (Critical Incident Stress, Occupational Stress, Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress). We are a 100% volunteer foundation with no board or executive salaries - 100% of donations go to support our programs and services.
We understand that many citizens don’t think that much about these employees of emergency services until you personally need them, but when you actually do require their services, they provide a level of professionalism to what is most likely a dire situation and you’re damn glad they’re there.
They Protect, Serve, Sacrifice and Suffer... it’s their job!
However more often than not we see the uniforms and overlook the person – they are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters – who day in and day out must not only bear witness, but be responsible for and engage with the traumas of their communities without hesitation.
Ask yourself, how do they get used to watching somebody die, being in armed confrontations, on the scene of horrific motor vehicle accidents, the ravaging effects of fires, witnessing violent deaths and an inability to save everyone they attempt to help on a daily basis? They don't!
When our first responders arrive at these emergencies, initially they don’t know what they will be walking into. Many times they will witness scenes of intense suffering and possible carnage. Even if there are no casualties, the frequent exposure can leave behind painful graphic memories of the events that can escalate into feelings of guilt and self‐blame. The constant weight of these raw and powerful images places them at an extremely high risk for developing Critical Incident Stress, Occupational Stress, Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress.
When merely by doing what they are trained and paid to do means that they themselves acquiring a life changing trauma, we owe it to our first responders and military personnel to do more to support these everyday heroes, they deserve more!
Our focus is Pre/Post Trauma Stress prevention, awareness, education and recovery for our Nation’s First Responders faced with job related Critical Incident Stress, Occupational Stress, Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress [PTS].
IFC provides a Pro-Active Approach; our programs include: outreach, peer support, public and professional education and development and implementation of innovative support models geared towards military (active, reserve and veteran), law enforcement, firefighters and EMS/EMT.
Join and Support Our Work To Improve The Well Being And Quality Of Life For First Responders, Departments And Communities Who Experience Trauma!
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|The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.|