L.A.C.A. had its genesis in the midst of the devastating 9/11 tragedy of the World Trade Center. L.A.C.A., since day one, has provided numerous chaplains to assist firefighters and police officers in dealing with the traumatic events which surrounded this tragedy.
L.A.C.A. was also instrumental in assisting families of American Airlines flight 587. L.A.C.A. chaplains were the first to be present in helping these families through their grief.
Presently L.A.C.A. is working with police precincts, fire stations, City of New York Cadets cords, Rikers Island correctional facility, rehabilitation programs and several hospitals.
Chaplains from L.A.C.A. represent a wide variety of denominational representations with the highest levels of professional training and endorsement. They are prepared to deal with issues surrounding the needs of public servants, such as policemen, firemen and healthcare workers, regardless of their religious affiliation or background. Chaplains support the personal and spiritual needs of those who they help with respect, openness and without judgment during critical incidents. L.A.C.A. chaplains are prepared to provide training to officers regarding stress, depression, anxiety, and family life, relationships and other.
L.A.C.A. is committed to providing the highest possible chaplain services. Their work reflect the utmost sensitivity to multi-cultural and multi-faith realities, with respect for law enforcement and patients' spiritual or religious preference.
L.A.C.A. does not only service the communities in New York State but also has an international branch which has chapters in various states and countries totaling a membership of over 5000 chaplains.
L.A.C.A. has been instrumental in working hand and hand with our law enforcement and governmental body in the State of New York in making our communities safer and better places to live.
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