The Battle Within, Inc

They've fought many battles. Don't let PTSD be the one they lose.

Olathe, KS   |  http://www.thebattlewithin.org

Mission

To break down barriers and provide all Warriors the mental and behavioral health support they need.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Justin Hoover

Main address

PO Box 2878

Olathe, KS 66063 USA

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EIN

83-2379887

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Battle Within (TBW) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit serving veterans, first responders, and frontline medical personnel who suffer from PTSD and other traumas. Each Warrior faces their own battles as a result of their service to their nation and community. These ordinary people are continually thrust into extraordinary situations for the betterment of others. These traumatic injuries are carried in the mind, body, and soul. Left untreated these warriors spiral into shame, social isolation, depression, and far too often suicide.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Revenant Journey

The Revenant Journey was created by a large community of warriors (veterans and first responders) as a place for others to come and begin to heal from their traumatic injuries while learning new skills to bring back to their life and their families for long term healing success. This free 5-day program gives warriors the opportunity to ​come together to discover what burdens them, allow them to safely face those burdens, and give them the tools to begin working at overcoming them. This holistic approach using evidence-based methods tends to the whole warrior; mind, body and soul.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders

In response to the COVID 19 crisis, we provide teletherapy services for medical personnel, first responders, and veterans (front-line) who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. We have contracted with licensed clinicians to provide free psychotherapy to provide the continuum of care and support the frontline needs.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Emergency responders, Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

The Revenant Journey

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Warrior Mentor Volunteer Hours - Hours donated by the program's alumni to help other Warriors in their journey of healing.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To create a culture and support system where our Warriors (Veterans/Military, First Responders, and Frontline Medical Personnel) can seek and find the environment to safely address and begin the healing journey for the trauma(s) they experience. The Battle Within has a unique approach of developing a culture where warriors can be open and vulnerable, which allows them to build a community of emotionally supportive relationships, as this is a critical ingredient to long-term healing. This supportive structure allows them to take ownership of their healing journey and gives them permission to try, struggle, and fail without shame, as they work toward breaking away from the warrior archetype that has kept them frozen in their trauma and reach the authentic self they discover during the week.

The Battle Within offers a suite of services designed for warriors to continue to put their mental health first as they develop the integrative skills (meditation, mindfulness, fitness, nutrition,etc.) that set the stage for healing, along with psychotherapy and a community of peer support to allow them to build their own supportive scaffolding to reclaim their lives.
Their first step is the Revenant Journey, a 5-day program that allows warriors to understand their experiences, receive an introduction to the integrative skills needed to set the stage for their journey of healing, and welcomed into a community of support. The week becomes a trailhead for many, illuminating the path before them.
Warriors continue their journey through the Frontline Therapy Network (FTN), where they are offered 6-10 therapy sessions with a vetted clinician to meet their needs. They are also provided follow on training through TBW founded Warrior Mental Health Coalition (WMHC). This collaboration of organizations provides in-depth training in each integrative skill introduced during the Revenant Journey in a 90-day program co-developed with The Battle Within. The programs are designed to break down barriers and remove excuses so alumni are able to master each still, develop the habit and make that skill part of their lifestyle leading to healthier living.

The Battle Within was founded by over 100 veterans, first responders, community leaders, and supporters who have been there and understand the struggles our Warriors face. This strong community believes that every warrior deserves the opportunity to heal from the traumas they have endured in their service to others. The Battle Within has a unique clinician-led, peer-supported approach of developing a culture where warriors can be open and vulnerable, which allows them to build a community of emotionally supportive relationships, as this is a critical ingredient to long-term healing. This supportive structure gives them permission to try, struggle, and fail without shame, as they work toward breaking away from the warrior archetype that has kept them frozen in their trauma and reach the authentic self they discover during the week.

In this past year, 100 Warriors have found a pathway to healing through the Revenant Journey (RJ). The RJ is a 5-day residential group therapy program for veterans and first responders, which has been clinically designed to prepare or deepen the healing process, and create the conditions in which therapy or treatment can be more successful.
The Frontline Therapy Network; a referral network of licensed mental health professionals who provide treatment to Frontline Medical Personnel, First Responders, and Military/Veterans launched in March 2020. In the first three months, over 70 warriors took advantage of this new service for emotional and mental support in the midst of COVID-19, the financial crisis, and the social unrest which greatly affected the population served.
To keep up with demand, The Battle Within is exploring opportunities to build a facility to n provide more sessions of the Revenant Journey. The facility will also provide the ability to offer additional programming currently in development and host alumni events to strengthen the community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Battle Within, Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dail Blake

Country Club Bank

Term: 2018 - 2021

Vinita Canright

Tab White

KC Structural Steel

Doug Schaffer

Greg Lee

360BizVue

John Zell

Publicis Groupe,

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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