The next organization that we would like to raise awareness about is Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). A percentage of ALL proceeds from the month of March & April will go directly to C.O.P.S.
About Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.):
Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to help "rebuild shattered lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths, through partnerships with law enforcement and the community.
C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today C.O.P.S. membership is over 47,000 survivors. Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and affected co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty according to Federal government criteria.
C.O.P.S. is governed by a National Board of law enforcement survivors. All programs and services are administered by the National Office in Camdenton, Missouri. C.O.P.S. has over 55 Chapters nationwide that work with survivors at the grass-roots level.
C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week in Washington, D.C., scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.
C.O.P.S. provides Hands-On Programs designed specifically for each survivorship to help rebuild their shattered lives. These programs allow survivors to receive support from peers who know how they feel, attend seminar sessions specifically designed for their needs and obtain resources to help them on their journey of grief and coping. Our programs are held in a relaxed setting that is removed from the stress of everyday life and are free for survivors to attend. The only cost to the survivors is their travel to and from the program.
How you can help:
Be sure to check their Facebook page out for more information on the latest programs, events and ways they are helping our community.