Proudly Serving Cowlitz County Since 1983

"We're all in this together"

Serving First Responders and Their Families

Maintaining a positive, personal relationship with First Responders is vital to any successful Chaplaincy Program. Some of the ways we do that is:

  • Attend shift briefings

  • Ride-a-Long with law enforcement/fire personnel

  • Participate in department social functions

  • Attend ceremonial events

  • Assist ‘on-scene’ when requested

  • Provide training in areas such as Stress Mgt., Family/Marriage Relations, Morals & Ethics, Disaster Preparedness, etc.

  • Provide personal counseling services

Crisis Intervention Support

Our Chaplains are professionally trained (most with ‘Advance’ Status) and prepared “24-7” to respond wherever a critical incident occurs. As crisis intervention specialists our chaplains:

  • Conduct Critical Incident Stress Defusings and Debriefings

  • Provide training in Stress Management

  • Provide counseling support to First Responders and citizen victims

  • Assist law enforcement with death/serious injury notifications

  • Provide on-scene support through the “Ministry of Presence”.

Community Liaison Services

As Chaplains we are not police officers/fire fighters – we are “CARE-Givers.” As such, we serve people regardless of their own faith base upon request. Some of the things we do in that role are:

  • Officiate at funerals

  • Serve as liaison between government agencies and faith community

  • Facilitate contact with appropriate referral agencies

  • Participate in local Ministerial Association

  • Provide a Speakers Bureau on a variety of topics

  • Participate in community activities (i.e. National Night Out, Fire Prevention Week, Citizens Police Academy, etc)