Resources For First Responders

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There is excellent support for first responders and their families across the U.S.
HERO has longstanding relationships with many organizations that are specifically dedicated to the emotional needs of first responders.


IAFF Recovery Center

IAFF Center of Excellence offers treatment for successful recovery from substance abuse, PTSD and other co-occurring behavioral health issues. 855.900.8437

Warriors Heart

Our focus is to serve adult men and women veterans, active duty military, US law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, and first responders.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Alive RVA

AliveRVA provides peer recovery coaches who serve as the bridge between someone seeking recovery from substance use disorders and the access to services to get them on the right path.
Warm Line available:
8:00 AM–Midnight.
1-833-4PEERVA (833.473.3782)


Comprehensive, individualized treatment for substance use and mental health disorders through residential and outpatient programs.

Responder Addiction

FRAT The First Responders Addiction Treatment Program reaching out to police, firefighters, emergency personnel and combat veterans.

First Responders Treatment

Provides firefighters, police officers, paramedics, military and other uniformed personnel with a platform to get their life back on track and begin the healing process.

On Site Academy

A non-profit residential treatment and training center for critical incident stress management.

Full Circle GC

Full Circle Grief Center offers programs and resources for adults and children ages 3 to 18.

Mental Health America of Virginia

Educate, empower and advocate on behalf of individuals, communities and organizations to improve mental health and reduce the conditions which impede mental wellness.
Warm Line available:
Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–9 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 5:00 PM–9 PM
866.400.MHAV (866.400.6428)

HERO does not endorse any specific treatment facility or pathway of recovery. This is not meant to be a full list of available resources. In addition to the resources listed here, HERO offers Peer Support, an Assistance Fund, and a Scholarship Fund.

Other Services

The HERO Home Page is an overview of who we are and what we do. HERO’s Assistance Fund can supply financial help for first responders who need it. The HERO Scholarship Fund is open to graduating high school seniors. HERO offers Peer Support in the form of a warm line. Frequently Asked Questions answers recurring questions from first responders. Our Board of Directors is dedicated to helping first responders.