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Our mission is to serve as a confidential ally to every current and former first responder, and their families, walking with them through the barriers that prevent access to support and mental health resources.


Our vision is for every first responder to be appropriately equipped with strategies, tools and resources to support their mental health and wellbeing throughout and after their career. 


  • Privacy

  • Confidentiality

  • Unconditional Acceptance

  • Standing against stigma, fear, guilt and shame

  • We are guided by Christian values

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501(c)3 non-profit organization

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We know because we've been there.

Hello! My name is Daniel Defenbaugh, and I am the founder and director of the 10-42 Project. I spent 14 years in law enforcement, and many more beyond wrestling with nightmares, panic attacks, depression, and the like as a result of the job. It took a long time for me to find help and a name for what I faced: Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSD) (PTSI)

The 10-42 Project exists so that first responders and their families facing the challenges associated with being a first responder in today's world can find the help and the hope they need—fully confidential and accessible anywhere, anytime.

We understand that your time off duty can be more difficult as your time on. We, at 10-42 Project, are here with you. You don't have to walk alone, and there is hope for another day.

I'd love for you to read my personal story and the ensuing vision for this mission, that you might be encouraged to know there is hope. We're glad you're here, and we look forward to walking alongside you.

In Christ,


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