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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.

If you are interested in applying for funding to create or expand existing peer-based services for first responders, click the link below:

First Responder Services

If you are interested in applying to create a resource toolkit that first responder agencies can use to offer training for their employees, click the link below:

Resources Toolkit


Resources First Responders/Law Enforcement

  • Text to 741-741 for free 24/7 crisis counselor support
  • Call 206-459-3020 for 24/7 confidential crisis referral for First Responders a & Families
  • Visit: Copline or call 1-800-267-5463
  • Visit All Clear Foundation for more resources

First Responder Suicide Deterrence Task Force 2021 Report