Our Goal
Providing Support Through ...

Friendship
The friendships we've made within the group are invaluable. What a blessing to find others who understand the daily life as a first responder's wife!

Education
We have many resources available to us within our departments and through other local and national agencies. You will have many opportunities to receive education and training to strengthen and enhance your marriage.

Experience
We are wives of all ages and all stages with varying degrees of Life Experience and Police Wife Experience. There's plenty of opportunity to give and take.

We are …

… the “Hidden Partners.” ®

As Police Wives we experience emotions that other wives don’t; we have fears that other wives don’t; we deal with shift changes and periods of single parenting and lonely holidays. Our husbands are often stressed and go through many changes stemming from their careers. It’s been said that police wives are the hidden partners and, whether we realize it or not in the beginning, those are big shoes to fill. Our husbands and their on-duty partners receive high quality training 5 days a week for 6 months. We fill our “hidden partners” position with little or no training and, often, very little support.

Are you interested in starting a wives support group for your own department to meet in person locally as well as online but not sure where to start? Here’s what we have to offer:

A complete website, duplicate of the LAPD Wives site, at www.lapdwives.org, with the following customizations:

  • Choice of background and text colors from many combinations.
  • Customization of Wives Logo to reflect your department’s call letters
  • Customization of text on any page and the ability to change text yourself on many of pages. (Please note that for security purposes we use royalty free photos which are not of any of our members.)
  • Social Networking Private Page
  • PayPal links for store setup if you wish to sell “hidden partners” items.

Use of the slogan, “We are the Hidden Partners,”® as outlined in the Service Mark License Agreement

One hour training via telephone for updates and/or forum moderation.

Pricing:

  • $450 one-time fee for complete website and use of “Hidden Partners”® as outlined in the Service Mark License Agreement.
  • $4.95 per month hosting fee (if paid annually) to IXWebhosting. This includes one free domain name (www.yourname.org) per year.

You will be able to make your own changes to news and activities pages through a password protected web interface (very easily.) The social networking page can also be easily administrated by anyone in your association. If you choose to have daily devotions, they update themselves daily via a javascript with no maintenance.

How can your group come up with $450? Talk to 10 wives in your department who can each put in $45 or 45 who can put in $10. Perhaps your department or community will support you in this endeavor. You may be surprised who’d like to help!

Once your site is up and running, (usually less than 2 weeks) invite all the wives in your department to join your association and to introduce themselves on your private forum. Set up monthly meetings at safe places and rotate bringing refreshments. Plan for the education you’ve promised. There are many resources around the country, perhaps right in your area, who have offered to speak to wives groups at no cost. We’ll be happy to share those resources with you as part of the Hidden Partners® network.

Our goal is to minimize the hard work of starting your group at a fair price.

Interested? Please email us at info@hiddenpartners.org

“Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” ~ Unknown

Check Some of our References:

LAPD Wives Association
Santa Barbara LEO Wives Association
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Wives Association
DeKalb County Police Department Wives Association
Edmonton Police Services Wives Association