By Safe Call Now Admin
At Safe Call Now we are so grateful for the men and women who volunteer their time to serve all first responders, retirees and their family members nationwide in their times of need. You will never know who they are or what they look like and probably don’t care at 2:00 am because you just need help. Our Peer Advocates are so dedicated to guiding you through your time of crisis that we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce them to you. They really are special individuals.
Marcia Williams is a retired police officer from Southern California. During her 20 year stint she served as her department’s Crisis Intervention Coordinator, was a law enforcement facilitator at the police academy for Crisis Intervention Training for new recruits, was a member on her department’s Peer Support Unit, and taught Domestic Violence Prevention at the women’s shelter. Marcia obtained her Associates of Science degree in Psychology and has certified training in Critical Incident Stress Management and drug and alcohol intervention.
Marcia became a Peer Advocate for Safe Call Now in 2014, after she herself became dependent on opiates and attempted suicide, after her forced retirement. Since then, Marcia presented on topics such as Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention for Law Enforcement and How to Interact with Individuals who are Mentally Ill. Marcia was diagnosed with PTSD shortly after her retirement and is still under going trauma therapy. Marcia is currently enrolled in a 29-week certification program to become a counselor for drug and alcohol addiction. Marcia has dedicated her new life journey to help first responders through their crisis.
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