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9/11 Counseling Foundation
Posted On: Dec 19, 2009

IAFF New York September 11 Firefighter Counseling Support Foundation (IAFF Counseling Support Foundation)

The IAFF Counseling Support Foundation was organized immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to provide immediate and long-term counseling services to career fire fighters and career emergency medical services personnel who require such services as a result of the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, as well as to the families of career fire fighters and career emergency medical services personnel who died in connection with this event.

This Counseling Support Foundation was further established to provide immediate and long-term counseling services to career fire fighters and career emergency medical services personnel who require such services as a result of their response to incidents after September 11, 2001, at which there occurs at least one line-of-duty death that is recognized by the Public Safety Officers Benefit program -- administered by the U.S. Department of Justice -- or to the families of career fire fighters or career emergency medical services personnel who suffer such a line-of-duty death.

The Counseling Support Foundation is organized to receive and maintain a fund or funds of real or personal property, and to use and apply the whole or any part of income and the principal thereof to provide counseling services to the persons described above.

The Counseling Support Foundation provides such services by either directly providing counseling services or paying for the cost of third parties providing such services.

Since September 11, 2001, the IAFF Counseling Support Foundation has provided the FDNY Counseling Service Unit with more than $3,000,000 in direct support for its efforts in providing counseling services for FDNY fire fighters and EMS personnel, as well as their families. New sites throughout the city were opened for the Counseling Service Unit, staffed with trained counselors and clinicians. During the past five years, the Counseling Services Unit has directly assisted more than 10,000 active fire fighters to identify early symptoms of stress, depression and substance abuse.

The IAFF Counseling Support Foundation is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors and is chaired by IAFF General President Harold A. Schaitberger.

The IAFF Counseling Support Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Corporation. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to:

IAFF Counseling Support Foundation
1750 New York Ave., NW
 Washington, DC 20006
(202) 824-1571


     
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