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First Responder Resiliency

Department of Children and Families Secretary Shevaun Harris announced the award winners of the $12 million procurement of mental health services for Florida’s first responders and their families. In December of last year, the First Lady announced $12 million in funding to go to implementing or expanding behavioral health services, such as peer-to-peer supports, throughout the state. These services will connect first responders to a provider or fellow first responder who is trained to provide referrals, information, and counseling.

First Responder Services

*As information and contracts are finalized more information on the individual services will be available on this page.

Vendor Region
Florida A & M University Northwest
Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems Northeast
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay SunCoast
211 Broward Southeast
Resources Toolkit

Florida A&M University has been chosen to create the toolkit. This toolkit will contain resources for improving mental wellbeing and stress management through employee training.

As the toolkit and resources are finalized materials will be available on this page.


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