Emergency Ministries

Rating: 4.77 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Disaster Aid

Location: PO Box 9121 Spring TX 77387 USA

Mission: "To come alongside first responders who experience extraordinary human events daily and to offer them emotional and spiritual support services."
Results: Our slogan is a quick definition of what we do: "In the most critical time of need, they help you. Then, we help them."
Target demographics: our first responders get through a shift of seeing the worst case scenarios
Direct beneficiaries per year: the first responders in 49 counties in Texas and 15 counties in Minnesota
Geographic areas served: person and sometimes on scene
Programs: critical incident defusing and off-duty support, such as marital and substance abuse issues.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was a FF in need of grief counseling due to a family member death. They came and meet me the same day I called. Chaplin Tom was great!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This organization is unique as far as I know in that every chaplain on staff (both paid and volunteer) must have "worn the badge" before being allowed to serve with them. Therefore, their credibility in unassailable in the First Responder Community. They have indeed "been there, done that, got that t-shirt". This is an organization of integrity that deserves both our financial and daily prayer support!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

Emergency Ministries is unique in that I know of no other such organization that requires all its chaplains to have worked in the field of emergency response as EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, etc. before they can "come aboard" this organization. Therefore, these chaplains really know what it is like for, and gives them credibility with, the responders they serve. I have personally heard the testimonies of many who have said how their lives were changed for the better because of Emergency Ministries. May they continue to grow and expand. They are much needed!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The chaplains and the staff are fully committed to helping first responders. Until I became involved with the organization I did not understand the full extent of the stress that our various first responders are under. This is a class organization.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with this ministry for 2 years as a member of the board. The loyalty and commitment of the staff is second to none. The effect of their efforts on the community is amazing. At the most difficult time for first responders they minister in a most personnel way. I will continue to support this ministry with my time and financial contributions.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

There are times when even the trite phase 24/7 does not accurately describe the commitment of an individual. In the time that I have known Skip, I have been amazed at his level of commitment to Emergency Ministries. Skip's dedication to this ministry is complete. For weeks on end he his available 24 hours a day to be of service to first responders.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Emergency Ministries is a one of a kind organization that helps those who protect us. They provide a safe place for everyday heroes like police workers, fire fighters and emergency response professionals to turn to in their times of need. They provide counseling for those who see the worst of humanity, support to keep marriages and relationships in tact and help keep us safe by keeping our heroes out on the streets. This organization is filled with individuals dedicated to helping and serving others. They go above and beyond the call of duty day in and day out.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Drastically increase the staff to be able to provide more services to emergency workers around the globe.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Awesome group of people to work with. This group is an asset to emergency responders that are dealing with tough times in their lives whether it is job related or personal emergency ministries is there.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Volunteering for Emergency Ministries has allowed to me meet and help many people which in turn has also been life changing for me.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

During emergency or critical situations it is always helpful to have people involved who are trained counselors and have compassion. The weight that these wonderful people carry, is not a light or easy one. No one wants to have to notify a family that their loved one has deceased. No one wants to have to listen to the terrible and sometimes grotesque scenes that emergency personnel have to be exposed to. This ministry is on hand to assist in these ways and many more. They are built on compassion, understanding and professionalism. I volunteer and assist when I can in hopes of never having to face them, but with compassion and empathy for those that do. Support this ministry through prayer and if your resources allow, through financial support!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Emergency Ministries is a great organization that is very helpful. The group is there for fellow friends and brothers that are in need of help, or just someone to talk to. Personally, I havnt had to use them. But, from stories I have heard from people who have talked with them, I wouldn't even hesisitate to call them. Thanks for all y'all do!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an organization that assists the Emergency Response Community when we need help. They are our "Spiritual-Emotional 911".

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a great organization for a great cause. This organization has personally helped me through tough times. I a lot to Skip and his team. Skip and his team put in countless hours to help emergency responders as they do what they do. This charity goes above and beyond to make sure that all emergency worst responders have a way to get help. Thank you Skip for all that you do.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Upon doing training for CISM with some of their volunteers, our group was discussing a certain scenario. As the conversation continued the chaplain was quick to notice a certain response in me. And in a very professional manner began working with me. I left training having my own healing experience and hands on training. A burden I had carried for many years thinking I had handled and passed. Has now truly been put in clearer light and understanding, and had put me at a whole other level of peace with those events. I am an EMT, who was married to Police officer who was a LODD, and there were issues with a dispatcher. Lots of PTSD in this little group of 3. I am thankful for Emergency Ministries help and am now working on becoming part of this special group of people. I cant say enough about them or the service they provide. I have been in the EMS field for 17 yrs.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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