During the average week in San Francisco, almost 25 people die from accidents, heart attacks, suicides, Sudden Infant Death and other tragic causes, devastating family and friends. Our volunteers offer survivors the on-scene practical and emotional support that police and fire officials often can’t.
WHO are crisis volunteers?
When tragedy strikes, like infant deaths, fatal accidents or suicides, crisis volunteers offer survivors the on-scene practical and emotional support that police and fire officials often can’t.
WHAT do they actually do?
On scene, volunteers provide a calming presence, help contact family, clergy and friends, teach survivors how to care for themselves and one another, provide information about what to expect, refer survivors to agencies that offer long-term follow-up support, and provide other practical help as needed. Our volunteers activate in pairs, not alone.
The information above can be found on the official website of U.S. Crisis Care. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.crisiscare.us/sf