|Organization||Peacekeeper Initiative, Inc|
|We're located in...||Clearwater, FL|
|Our mission is...||We value the mental well-being of our first responders who experience and witness trauma on a daily basis, while running toward danger and responding to our calls for help in order to keep our communities safe. However, there is a stigma that seeking help when the mind’s defense mechanism breaks down from prolonged exposure to traumatic events is a sign of weakness, and needed help is often not sought through traditional employee assistance programs (EAP). The Peacekeeper Initiative was founded to address mental health issues facing active duty, as well as the often forgotten retired, first responders, through PTSD and suicide awareness, peer-to-peer mentoring, resiliency training, substance abuse support groups, physical activities designed to reduce stress, and referral to mental health or other healthcare professionals when necessary. We seek to provide a safe and supportive environment outside of the workplace, where the first responder can feel comfortable in seeking the help they need. We serve Pinellas, Pasco, and Hillsborough counties in the State of Florida. We are a faith-based organization and will follow Biblical principles but do not discriminate against people of other faiths or who do not ascribe to any faith at all.|
|We serve...||Active duty and retired first responders and others affiliated professions who suffer with mental health issues.|
|Our greatest accomplishment last year was...||We are a start-up but have received our 501c3|
|You can view our most recent Form 990 at this URL...||peacekeeperinitiative.org|
|Serving on our board will be awesome for you because...|
Peacekeeper Initiative board members are sought out for their passion for and support of the mission, their professional expertise, and their belief in God. They are expected to actively participate in the governance of the organization. There are three main areas of responsibility associated with this position: oversight, resource development, and outreach.
|Our ideal candidate is...|
We are seeking attorneys, accountants, senior first responders, mental health professionals, faith-based practitioners such as pastors, chaplains, or counselors, and Christian business owners.
|Our current board size is...||5|
|We meet (when and where)...||Quarterly location varies|
|The time commitment is...||1-2 hours per month|
|Contact...||Rich Alvarez, CEO, 440-653-2868, email@example.com|
|Posted||January 6, 2020|