Stephanie Paluch, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Stephanie Paluch, Why I Care Employee Recipient

Members of law enforcement are trained to respond to those who need help, and usually are not ones to ask for help, but the Western New York Law Enforcement Helpline is a resource for active and retired members of law enforcement and their families who need someone to talk to. The 24-hour Police Helpline connects callers with trained police officers so they can discuss concerns with a peer and get the support they need.

Stephanie has several family members who are in law enforcement so when a friend had the idea to create an organization that does outreach and provides support to police and their families, she was ready to jump in and help. Not only does she serve on the Western New York Law Enforcement Helpline Board, but she volunteers for 24-hour shifts when she is on call for the Helpline.

While she was excited about the opportunity to get involved with the Helpline, she didn’t realize the difference she would make. “I never realized how impactful this would be on the community and I’m honored to be part of something so great that can provide the resources and support the community needs,” Stephanie said.

In addition to serving on the Western New York Law Enforcement Helpline, she is also on the Steering Committee for the New York Law Enforcement Assistance Program.
 

"I really enjoy helping anyone in need, and being a part of the solution, whatever the problem may be."                                                                                                                                                                                            

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