We are honored to have one of our own, June Vining (Fall 2014), speak at our October 19th, 2017 General Meeting about the Trauma Intervention Program.
In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters on April 15, 2016, Director James B. Comey recognized June Vining, founder and executive director of the Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver, Inc. (TIP) with the 2015 Director’s Community Leadership Award. June was selected by the Portland FBI field office for demonstrating outstanding contributions to our local communities through service.
Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. Portland/Vancouver Chapter is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) group of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide immediate emotional and practical support to victims, survivors, family, and bystanders following a traumatic event. TIP partners with local police and fire agencies and provide 24-hour service to over one million citizens in the Portland/Vancouver Greater Metro areas. TIP has collaborated with Portland Fire and Rescue for almost 20 years. TIP's Portland/Vancouver Chapter currently has over 200 active volunteers who respond to an average of 150 calls per month. Under June’s direction, the program has grown to more than 200 volunteers in 25 cities.