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Anyone can experience PTSD symptoms. If you or a loved one is suffering, you are absolutely not alone.

Badges United Foundation is dedicated to helping our First Responders in anyway possible. After experiencing critical incidents on a daily basis, First Responders struggle with invisible wounds. They may experience anxiety, depression, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, and other common symptoms of cumulative stress. Often, the weight of their experiences makes it difficult to reach out for help, socialize with others, or even get out of the house. 

Our programming is specifically focused to help First Responders build healthy habits and expand their social support.We understand the struggle and continue to find ways to positively impact our First Responders’ lives. Our programming is evolving to determine the most effective ways to have a positive impact on First Responders and their families.

By sharing our own personal struggles with self-care and mental health as First Responders, we aim to connect with those who may not know where to turn. Our continued goal is to raise awareness of the populations that are at risk to develop PTSD, explain current issues, and guide First Responders to available resources.

 We achieve this by offerings three main services, described below:

Events & Group Activities

Join Badges United, First Responders, and Significant Others on group activities and events that are designed to get you moving and connected. Events take place throughout the Washington Metropolitan area and are free for First Responders and their significant others.

Click to view our current schedule of events.

Speaking Engagements & Workshops

We offer a variety of programs focused on the importance of mental health in the First Responder workplace. Our Team can present to an entire organization, or run specialized workshops at the department or team level.

Click for more information and/or submit a booking inquiry.

Financial Assistance

Unfortunately, treatment cost can be a deterrent to seeking and accepting needed medical help. Badges United aims to help First Responders nationwide by providing financial assistance so that cost is no longer an obstacle.

Click for eligibility information and to submit an application for financial assistance.