FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2024
Georgia APCO partners with OneSource Counseling
to offer behavioral health services to public safety
The Georgia Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) has entered into a contract with OneSource Counseling to provide behavioral health services to 911 professionals.
The partnership will provide immediate and direct access to mental health resources to agencies in need. It will also provide additional assistance, guidance, training, and support resources to peer support teams across the state. Through the partnership, Georgia APCO and OneSource can offer a simplistic process for facilitating assistance to agencies after a traumatic, stressful event. The partnership is also intended to provide this assistance to agencies with limited mental health or behavioral resources access for free.
“Georgia APCO is so excited about this partnership and the resources it will bring to the 911 professionals in Georgia,” President Jonathan Jones said. “It is the responsibility of all of us to invest support in mental wellness, and this is one way the Georgia APCO Board hopes to provide additional assistance quickly when there is a need.”
“OneSource is honored to have been chosen to provide behavioral health services to the amazing men and women of Georgia APCO. We will provide mental wellness resources to all the 911 centers state-wide with immediate and effective response,” Dr. Nancy Wesselink said. “We applaud the Executive Board and the Board of Officers for their commitment to the mental health and wellbeing of their membership.”
The annual contract between Georgia APCO and OneSource will provide a pre-determined level of confidential assistance to agencies or personnel and families in need.
Agencies wishing to utilize this service can make a request by contacting Georgia APCO.