The Orange County Chapter of TIP Inc. was founded in 1995. There are currently 99 volunteers serving 20 jurisdictions, 10 hospitals and 10 public safety agencies. The Chapter receives support and guidance from a local Advisory Committee.TIP is a group of specially trained volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.
TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are called by police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and hospital personnel to assist family members and friends following a natural or unexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide.