Our programs support first responder families all across the United States.
No matter what support a first responder family needs, our Foundation is standing by to help the heroes who dedicate their lives to helping others. Our programs include direct financial assistance, mental health support, bereavement grants, college scholarships, and even toys at the holidays.
Mental & Behavioral Health for Children
The Power of Play
First Responders Children’s Foundation supports, promotes and facilitates educational activities and programs.
Programs like the NYPD Music Camp, the Gloucester PD Fishing Camp and the Junior First Responders Firefighting Cadet Camp stimulate curiosity, confidence and teach kids the importance of helping others.
Scholarships have been awarded to children whose parents have been killed or injured in the line of duty or have a financial hardship, including the children of 9/11 first responders whose parents made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11, died from 9/11 illnesses or continue to suffer from 9/11-related illnesses.
Retired firefighter Clayton Thompson Sr. served with the Bristol, Virginia Fire Department from 1974 to 1989. Then, he served in the environment control office until he retired due to injuries he received on the job.
First Responders Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce the confirmation of former FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro to the Foundations Board of Directors.
FRCF Resiliency Program Will Provide Mental and Behavioral Health Support for Children of First Responders
The First Responders Children’s Foundation Resiliency Program will protect and strengthen the mental resiliency of the children whose parents protect communities across the nation. These first responders often face challenges shielding their children from the stresses of their job.
First Responder Children’s Foundation teamed up with Derotic Emergency Equipment in Rancho Cordova, California, to host children and parents for a fun and educational demonstration of the latest, shiniest first responder equipment available and learn what it takes to be a firefighter in Northern California!
How we have helped
The success of our programs and events would not be possible without the generous support of donors like you.
Demonstrate your commitment to first responders–and your local community–by supporting The First Responders Children’s Foundation. Make a difference today.
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