We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mabel Jesse, one of our FRCF Scholars and a participant in our Resiliency Program. Mabel shared with us her personal experience with the program, and we wanted to share her thoughts with you.
The Resiliency Program is a free and confidential mental health counseling and wellness resource for children of first responders. Children of first responders face unique challenges, living each day with the fear that their parent may not return home. They are also exposed to stories of loss, illness, and danger, which can have a significant impact on their mental health and well-being. For those who lose a parent in the line of duty, these burdens can be even more overwhelming.
At FRCF, we recognize the importance of supporting these families by providing free counseling from licensed mental health professionals who specialize in treating children of first responders. The confidential nature of our services helps children feel more comfortable sharing concerns and asking for help. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, either virtually or in person, in a growing number of states across the country (currently in New York, New Jersey, California, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida). Our program also provides access to an ever-expanding roster of wellness resources that support a child’s overall mental health and resilience.
We hope Mabel’s story encourages you to consider enrolling in our Resiliency Program, or to share information about our program with others who may benefit. Thank you for your continued support of our mission to support the families of first responders.
Inspired by Mabel’s story? By making a donation to the Resiliency program today, you can help children of first responders just like her reach their full potential.