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Stop Soldier Suicide

Here to Answer the Call.

Durham, NC   |  https://stopsoldiersuicide.org/

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Mission

Our mission is to reduce service member & veteran suicide using enhanced data insights, focused client acquisition, and suicide-specific intervention services. 40% reduction by 2030.

Ruling year info

2011

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Ford

Main address

P.O. Box 110605

Durham, NC 27709 USA

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EIN

27-3512119

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Service members and veterans are at 53% higher risk of suicide than their peers who have not served. Stop Soldier Suicide is leading the national effort to reduce the military suicide rate to national parity.

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?

Suicide Intervention Model

Stop Soldier Suicide has, in collaboration with a council of the nation's leading suicide prevention experts, developed an innovative suicide intervention model that transcends episodic treatment to drill down into the root causes of suicidality. The holistic, data-driven model is utilized to tailor care to each client's individual needs.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel

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.

Number of clients served

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

Military personnel, Veterans

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We conduct 1:1 assessments with each client in order to develop a personalized wellness plan for each individual. We provide client-tailored support at no cost to them.

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.

Stop Soldier Suicide's goal is to reduce the military suicide rate by 40% by 2030.

Stop Soldier Suicide uses enhanced data insights, focused client acquisition and best-in-class suicide intervention services to bring clients into the fold and support them with care tailored to their individual challenges.

Stop Soldier Suicide uses a one-of-a-kind suicide intervention model, created in conjunction with an advisory council of the nation's leading suicidologists, to identify clients' root challenges and drill down into causation. From resourcing to life coaching to therapy service, SSS provides free, wraparound care for its clients for as long as needed.

Stop Soldier Suicide is currently serving clients from all 50 states and DC - and from all branches, regardless of discharge status - while finalizing its service model and establishing proof of concept. The organization's next step is to scale operations to the level necessary to save more than 2,400 lives per year in the nationwide military 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 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome

Financials

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Operations

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

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Stop Soldier Suicide

Board of directors
as of 11/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Kinsella

Rappore

Nick Black

GoodUnited

Craig Gridelli

Cowen Inc.

Melissa Baird

Hims & Hers Health, Inc.

Obele Brown-West

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/6/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.