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Thanks- Management


Dedicated to Serving Those Who Serve Us

Call 211

Who we are

Former and active first responders who have been in your shoes, who can relate to your experiences, hardships and battles from the daily grind to the horrific traumas no one should have to experience.

We are a group of dedicated men and women ready, willing and equipped to walk with you on your journey to a successful and meaningful career and home life. Our mission is to support, educate, mentor and listen on your toughest days and celebrate your greatest successes.


What makes us different

Simply put; we know first-hand the unique challenges of being and loving a first responder. We know the feelings of isolation and doubt that come with asking for help. With us, you have anonymity. Our first responder culture is actively changing for the better and the stigma of needing help is lessening. However, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the unique traumas we face. That is why we are driven to provide a safe space away from the usual agency solutions – so you can find the right fit.


What we offer

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One-on-one support to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, agency stress, compounding stress and trauma, impending retirement (a.k.a. loss of identity)

Recurring virtual peer groups (spouses/significant others are encouraged to join)

Family member guidance and support

Referrals to additional resources


Continued support and regular follow-ups are available.


Meet Some of the Team Members

Sarah is a former EMT and current full-time nursing student. Sarah’s husband is a Deputy Sheriff, so she offers a unique understanding from a First Responder spouse’s point of view and the struggle of supporting a loved one on the front line. Sarah wanted to serve on this team to help First Responders and families of First Responders know that they are not alone, and that she is here to listen and help in any way

Howard is a law enforcement professional with more than 35 years of professional experience. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Development from Southern Illinois University. Howard’s law enforcement career includes multiple high profile and demanding assignments in Northeast Florida. Subsequent to his retirement, Howard worked extensively in the training environment developing, delivering facilitating and managing training programs designed for state and local law enforcement personnel throughout the United States and its territories. His post retirement experience includes; conducting risk assessments, developing and implementing crisis response plans and managing campus safety operations within schools and college environments. He spent a number of years serving as a member of the critical incident stress briefing team for first responder peers in Northeast Florida, and is pleased to continue serving first responders and their families.


To learn more about the program visit Stay Fit For Duty or download the flyer.


Funded by

LSF Health Systems is a Managing Entity contracted with the Department of Children and Families.
Sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.