CARE 7 Crisis Response Team

The CARE 7 Crisis Response Team is a group of dedicated and professionally trained staff and community volunteers who provide 24 hour, on-scene, crisis intervention services in Tempe. The team provides immediate high quality crisis intervention, support and referrals. The partnership links Fire and Police with Social Services to provide on-scene emotional support and follow-up to community members who have been faced with trauma.

 

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The team recruits new volunteers once a year. Volunteers complete a 36 hour Crisis Intervention Training Program. Volunteers commit to 8 or 12 hours per month for a minimum of one year. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old, able to climb stairs and lift small children. All team members meet on a regular basis to receive continuing education and to discuss calls for service.

CARE 7 is dispatched to calls through the emergency 911 system in an eight passenger van. The team responds from a Fire Station to traumatic incidents, sexual assaults, homicides, robberies, attempted or completed suicides, drownings, domestic violence incidents, house fires, loss of loved ones and serious injury accidents. On the crisis scene, CARE 7 is able to fully focus on the emotional and practical needs of the family and/or individual in crisis while the Police and Fire personnel attend to law enforcement, medical emergency, and fire suppression needs.


 Volunteer Opportunities

 Awards & Recognition

 Internship Opportunities

 Continuum of Care


 

For more information on the CARE 7 program, please call (480)350-8032 or e-mail care7@tempe.gov