The Empathy and Resilience Center, Inc.
Dr. Buckingham is well known among his family and friends as a philanthropist. He has donated his money and time to make life better for others.

In 2015, Dr. Buckingham founded The Empathy and Resilience Center, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c) (3), faith-based organization that provides easily accessible, affordable, and integrated behavioral health services to the following populations who suffer from emotional distress and psychological trauma:

  1. African Americans
  2. Military & Family
  3. Veterans
  4. Underserved, underinsured and disadvantaged individuals
The philosophy of TERC is centered on the belief that it is impossible to care for, help, or empower individuals if you cannot envision what life would be like if you walked in their shoes. Empathy is an indispensable interpersonal skill needed to help individuals prosper and thrive in all aspects of life. Through compassionate and high-quality care, we focus on restoring the psychological health of all humans and fostering resilience.