DFW Nonprofit Announces Initiative to Support Mental Wellness for Law Enforcement Officers

From: One Tribe Foundation (22KILL)
Published: Mon Oct 05 2020

(Dallas, TX) - One Tribe Foundation (OTF), a trauma-focused mental health nonprofit leader, is offering low-cost and no-cost mental health services to law enforcement officers through its new Charlotte initiative, to thank and serve those who work tirelessly to help others. OTF provides mental wellness services and programs for veterans, first responders, and their families, and was previously known as 22Kill.

OTF is honored to recognize the valiant service of the Arlington, TX Police Department in their incredible response to an August 10, 2020 stolen vehicle report. The vehicle was stolen along with Charlotte, a 10-year-old emotional support and service dog with OTF. Charlotte's owner, Taija Horne, is a social worker with the organization.

Arlington PD combed the streets, posted announcements about the missing emotional support animal on its Facebook page, and utilized location tracking technology to quickly find the stolen vehicle and reunite Taija and Charlotte.

Taija Horne described the emotional reunion, "I was crying, screaming, thanking God and telling the police I loved them. I am so very thankful for their dedication in finding Charlotte.

OTF CEO Jacob Schick commented, This is community-building at its best and really exemplifies full-circle why OTF exists and why we do what we do. These officers respond daily to crisis calls and face life-threatening dangerous situations. He added We must remember they are human beings who voluntarily risk their physical safety and mental wellness every day. We want them to know that OTF exists to serve them in their mental wellness needs. We are here for them.

One Tribe Foundation Services include one-on-one traditional clinical counseling with a trauma-informed and culturally competent licensed clinicians, peer support groups, and resource navigation. Appointments and requests for information can be made online at www.22kill.com, phone 682-990-6242, or email: info@22kill.com.
Media Contacts:

Sara Compton

sara@22kill.com; 682-990-6242 ext. 213 (office); 858-775-9752 (cell); or

Buck Kern

buck@22kill.com; 214-334-1710 (cell)
Company: One Tribe Foundation (22KILL)
Contact Name: Sara Compton or Buck Kern
Contact Email: sara@22kill.com

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