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CHAPLAINS ASSOCIATION for PUBLIC SAFETY - THURSTON COUNTY (CAPS-TC)

builds and maintains an association of Chaplains who have the desire, ability and availability to serve our community. 

 

At CAPS-TC, our mission is to provide crisis support services to Thurston County, WA First Responders, as well as on-scene support/emergency assistance for members of the community.  At the direction of First Responders, a cadre of specially trained volunteer Chaplains provide critical incident stress management support, as well as grief and trauma care, crisis response and presence, emotional support, and spiritual encouragement, as requested and appropriate. 

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WHO

WHO WE ARE

CAPS-TC Chaplains serve Police and Fire Departments throughout Thurston County, WA.

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ARE YOU CALLED TO SUPPORT THE FIELD OF PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAINCY?

Contact CAPS-TC to find out more about how you can
get involved and support this vital work in our community.

Office Email
contact@caps-tc.org

Office Phone
360-870-2246

Our public safety Chaplains support and respond to calls directly from Thurston County first responders providing emergency response in our community.  CAPS-TC  Chaplains do not respond to general requests from the public.

OUR MISSION

At CAPS-TC, our mission is to provide crisis support services to First Responders, as well as the individuals directly impacted by incident calls. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, our volunteer Public Safety Chaplains respond to hundreds of service calls each year, directly providing service to First Responders and to the nearly 290,000 residents of Thurston County.

After successful completion of our training program, our Chaplains are equipped to serve in the following ways:

  • On-Scene Support: emergency assistance for first responders & members of the community

  • Crisis Intervention: suicide prevention, mental health first aid & other crisis mediation services

  • Death Notifications: contact, notify & support next of kin after the loss of a loved one

  • Peer Team & Critical Incident Stress Management Support: facilitate and participate in activities to aid in healthy recovery & reactivation

  • Career Support: provide support that aids in keeping personnel on-center and in-service

  • Family Support: provide support to family members & participate in Family Association events

  • Line of Duty Death Support: provide support to the families and peers of fallen first responders

  • Community Outreach: participate in events that strengthen relationships with the community

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Thurston County TCOMM tracks our CAPS-TC incident calls. The 911 call outs represent less than half of the Chaplain activity. Our group of volunteer Chaplains are committed 24/7 to supporting a healthy fire and law enforcement workforce and their families.

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WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

CAPS-TC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. We receive no government or public funding. Our support comes entirely from individual supporters, community partners, and voluntary contributions from First Responders. Please consider supporting our mission today! Every donation makes an impact. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring monthly donation. Just click the link below or contact us for next steps.

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Washington public employees and retirees can direct payroll donations through the:

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THANK YOU TO OUR FAITHFUL SUPPORTERS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS!