Recent tragic events in the Denver Sheriff Department have resulted in numerous contacts from members of the DSD looking for some help in coping with their feelings about this loss of a friend and co-worker, as well as other factors of crisis and stress.
The Badge2Badge organization is a support group for law enforcement and other first responders where you can talk to people who understand what you are feeling and experiencing. Please see the attached meeting information included with this message and note that there is a meeting tonight at 1800hrs at the Colorado FOP building.
During this time of year, it is not unusual to have feelings of being alone and isolated. It also not unusual to feel increase stress regarding work and family issues. Badge2Badge is a place where you can talk about these issues or anything that is on your mind with others who truly understand what you are feeling.
Please connect with them or just show up at one of the meetings if you want to talk to others who can help. Also, you can contact them at 720-365-2132 or at their website: www.badge2badge.com
"Badge2Badge is a 'peer support' oriented organization based in Denver, Colorado. We consist of current, retired and former First Responders (Police, Fire and EMS - including all support FR roles i.e./ dispatch, victim advocates, volunteers, records clerks etc) and we provide free, confidential, anonymous support for all First Responders, sworn and non-sworn personnel. We are not affiliated with any agency and therefore we have no legal or ethical obligation to disclose information or identity to any agency. Confidentiality is paramount to us."
We hold anonymity of outreach sacred in every way and can help provide resources, face to face meetings, group therapy and other support services to our brother and sister First Responders. We are also here if you just need an ear.
Badge2Badge support meetings times and locations are:
Wednesdays 1800hrs at:
Colorado FOP State Lodge 8400 N. Alcott St. Westminster, CO
Sundays 1800hrs at:
Firehouse Church 3300 Tejon St. Denver, CO