On May 19th, 2023, The Arukah Institute of Healing, in partnership with the Peru and Princeton Police Departments, were awarded the Suicide Prevention First Responders grant by the State of Illinois, Department of Human Services. The purpose of the grant is to improve wellness and reduce risk of suicide for first responders and their family members in Bureau, Putnam, Marshall and LaSalle Counties by offering peer support training, lethal means training, anti-stigma campaigns, and social work services. Chief Sarah Raymond of the Peru Police Department and Chief Tom Kammerer of the Princeton Police Department will oversee this grant, along with staff from Arukah.
To improve wellness and reduce the risk of mental health crisis for first responders and their family members in Bureau, Putnam, Marshall and LaSalle Counties and to provide services specific to job-related stressors experienced by workers in this field and their families. The Peer Support Network will allow first responders to contact someone for assistance, anonymously if they wish, at any time of the day or night. Trained peer supporters can aid their peers in a time of crisis, de-escalating the situation and connecting them with appropriate resources.
24/7 outreach for access to services for First Responders and Family
Trained Peer supporters from area police, fire, EMS and PSAP
Professional Counselors with a background in working with First Responders
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Princeton, Illinois 61356
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