Wayne Fortin – Founder & CEO
Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP Inc.) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP Inc. establishes and operates TIP Chapters across the nation.TIP of Corona was founded in March of 1996. TIP of Corona, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit, public benefit corporation serving the citizens of Corona and surrounding communities.
We are dedicated to providing support to emotionally traumatized citizens immediately after tragedy strikes. We are specially trained, citizen volunteers who are available 24/7/365 to be called upon by emergency responders (hospital personnel, police officers, firefighters and paramedics) to assist family members, witnesses and other bystanders in the first few hours following a tragedy wherein victims and survivors often feel hopeless, confused and in emotional shock. Victims and survivors are often confronted with circumstances and situations for which they are totally unprepared, and they often feel devastated, alone and overwhelmed.
The emergency responders on scene must focus on their job duties and responsibilities during a crisis and are not able to provide the immediate support victims and survivors need. This is when they request a TIP volunteer, who will respond within 20 minutes, to provide the emotional and practical support necessary until the persons involved in the crisis are able to depend on their family members, friends, neighbors, or others.
Some requests for assistance from Emergency Responders include but are not limited to:
- Family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death
- Victims of crime including rape, domestic violence, assault, robbery and burglary
- Victims of fire
- Persons involved in vehicle accidents
- Family members of a person who has committed suicide
TIP of Corona works in partnership with the Corona Fire Department, Corona Police Department, Corona Regional Medical Center and other emergency response agencies in the area. This is made possible through grants from local government and donations from local businesses and individuals through fundraising efforts.