Public Safety Chaplaincy History
Chaplains Offer the Hand of God’s Grace
COMPELLED, CALLED, CONNECTED
Being a First Responder is an incredibly challenging role. Watch this NBC video to get a better view into the stressful world of First Responders.
Public Safety Chaplains are focused on assisting both the First Responders and the local community.
How Public Safety Chaplains provide support
Ministry of Presence - Listening, Mentoring, Friendship
Emotional support in crisis and challenging circumstances
Weddings, funerals, Bible studies
Notifications and support during tragedies and disasters
Short term relief through Community Assistance Fund
Follow-up and referral to other resources
1981 - Chaplaincy program created with the Beaverton Police Department
1984 – More agencies added, and name changed to Officer Alive!
2001 – Expansion continues and name changed to Metro Police Chaplaincy
2006 – Added Fire, Dispatch and EMS and expanded outside of Portland. Name becomes Public Safety Chaplaincy
Today – Public Safety Chaplaincy, Inc represents over 35 chaplains across more than 40 agencies in Northwest Oregon
History of Public Safety Chaplaincy
PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAINCY
1500 NW 167th Place Beaverton, OR 97006