Trauma Intervention Programs, Inc. (TIP Inc.) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1985. TIP Inc. establishes and operates TIP Chapters across the nation. In each Chapter, citizen volunteers provide support to emotionally traumatized citizens immediately after tragedy strikes. Hospital personnel, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics call for TIP volunteer assistance on a 24-hour, 365-day a year basis. Volunteers assist family members following natural or unexpected deaths; victims of crime; disoriented or lonely older persons; victims of vehicle accidents; family members after a suicide; and anyone emotionally traumatized by a crisis event.