Confidential, Compassionate, Comprehensive, Collaborative.
Since 2011, Serve & Protect has been facilitating trauma services for public safety professionals struggling with invisible wounds, emotional scars from traumatic incidents from the job. At our 6 year anniversary we had helped about 3500 people. Real solutions for real problems.
Serve & Protect is a unique and cutting edge 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Brentwood TN, reaching Internationally. We facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals, locating the right resource to address the real issues they face. We narrowcast our facilitation locating a resource in their community that takes their insurance and understands their job. Another uniqueness is our A-Team, dedicated professionals available to serve public safety in crisis.
Serve & Protect was founded by former MP and Norfolk Police Detective Robert Michaels, who also serves as Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police State Chaplain, and Chaplain for FBI Memphis Division, Nashville Resident Agency. Michaels is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, National Center for Crisis Management, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, and Infraguard. He is an active member and 2nd VP of TN FOP Lodge 41, Morris Heithcock Lodge, Williamson county. He is also the founder of Guns’n’Hoses Bible Fellowship in Brentwood TN. Michaels serves as an adjunct instructor for local agencies in-service training.
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WHY DO WE EXIST?
Serve & Protect’s mission is to locate and facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals with PTSD symptoms, addictions, or both. Whether residential care or trauma therapists and related services, Serve & Protect works on behalf of the public safety professional to find the right solutions for their real problems. We are the only nationwide organization providing these services. We partner with Safe Call Now who provides our crisis line and facilitates residential care. Serve & Protect facilitates all trauma therapist placements.
We give our clients iron clad confidentiality and personal attention. We believe that both physical health and mental health are core elements to serving those who sacrifice for us daily. Through our Crisis Line, Network of Trauma Therapists, and Chaplain’s Network, we provide collaborative, comprehensive, compassionate, and confidential care 24/7.