“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart and to bring home those who have lost their way.”

— St Francis of Assisi

Operation Restore

The First Responders Post Trauma Training creates a safe, confidential environment for individuals to work through their most critical incidents and process the cumulative stress of risking their lives throughout their careers. For more information on Operation Restore, please contact the Center (813) 229-2695.

Rev. Rick Malivuk facilitates operation restore with a team of certified counselors and health professionals.


The Reverend M. Richard (Rick) Malivuk, M. Div. Recently retired after serving local congregations for 35 years, Rick is now devoting his time to teaching first responders techniques for managing post traumatic stress issues. Certified in several CISM protocols he was a volunteer chaplain for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Tampa Fire Rescue. His experience as a combat veteran in Vietnam has provided him with a unique perspective on traumatic events and the effects on mind, body and spirit.



Articles and Press

Franciscan Center program helps first responders deal with job’s emotional toll

Steve Otto Article

Tampa Bay Article


First Responders Presentation and Lunch 2016

THE BADGE OF LIFE – Police Suicide Prevention Program – Badgeoflife.com