FIRST RESPONDER RESILIENCY
First Responder Resiliency
First Lady Casey DeSantis announced $12 million in funding to expand peer-to-peer mental health services available for first responders, through the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to bolster existing prevention and intervention services for first responders and their families.
The $12 million in funding will go to providers in all six DCF regions and will be used to create or expand existing local peer-based services. These services will help to connect first responders and their families with peers who are trained in offering information and supportive counseling.
DCF is issuing two Requests for Proposals to administer funding to support first responders.