Portland Police Department to be Awarded 2012 Heart of Gold Award

4/4/2012 - Community Counseling Center has announced that the Portland Police Department will be the recipient of the 2012 Heart of Gold Award, presented at the 7th Annual Heroes with Heart Celebration on Thursday, April 5th, 2012. Heroes with Heart is an annual event that celebrates volunteers from Community Counseling Centerís Trauma Intervention Program (TIP), as well as every day heroes such as first responders, police officers, firefighters, and hospital personnel.

Since the programís inception in 2004, the Portland Police Department has been a steadfast supporter of TIP. Always committed to calling volunteers and educating their officers, they have ensured that victims of traumatic events have access to the support and resources needed most.

Each year, the Heart of Gold Award is presented to a person or organization that embodies true compassion and kindness in the pursuit of helping others during difficult times. Like the TIP volunteers with whom they have worked, the PPD has been unwavering in their commitment to this vital community program.