Sound Off, Inc.

Supporting Veterans on Their Terms

aka Sound Off   |   San Antonio, TX   |  www.sound-off.com

Mission

Revolutionize the way veterans seek out and receive mental health.

Ruling year info

2015

President

William W Negley

Main address

4040 Broadway Ste 501

San Antonio, TX 78209 USA

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EIN

46-4875047

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

A wide body of research indicates that between 1/2 and 3/4 of Veterans and a similar number of Service Members with mental health conditions never seek support. The barriers to entry are equally well researched, summarized as: a personal and professional desire for anonymity, bureaucratic and geographic difficulties, and lack of trust engaging with a "Doctor". Sound Off addresses the barriers to entry preventing Veterans and Service Members from see

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?

Sound Off

Sound Off is an IT infrastructure that will connect US military veterans seeking mental health support with mental health specialists, and other veterans, working pro-bono - anonymously and with the opportunity for repeat contact.

Population(s) Served
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.

Number of clinicians registered

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

Veterans

Related Program

Sound Off

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Sound Off's mission is to provide mental health support to Veterans and Service Members in such a way that the 47%+ of those suffering who otherwise refuse to seek help feel culturally, bureaucratically and psychologically comfortable doing so. We acknowledge and precisely address the well known barriers to entry (which prevent these men and women from seeking help) by changing several elements of the traditional delivery of support, thereby bringing a significant population of previously unserved Veterans and Service Members into help.

Sound Off uniquely provides Veterans and Service Members the ability to develop a long-term relationship with a culturally competent mental health clinician and/or a screened and trained peer, while maintaining complete and total personal anonymity. We pair a support network of clinicians and peers with an IT platform which enables the Veteran or Service Member to maintain anonymity - not simply confidentiality.

Sound Off has invested in building a network of both clinicians and peer support. We have also created partnerships with many special forces organizations, such as Navy Seal Foundation, EOD Warrior Foundation, Special Forces Charitable Trust...etc.

William Negley developed the model for Sound Off while serving with the CIA in Afghanistan where he witnessed the invisible wounds of war and the unique challenges those serving face when seeking mental health support. In June 2017, William Negley's brother-in-law Navy SEAL Bill Mulder killed himself - since that time William's sister Sydney has become a spokesperson for Sound Off. In the Fall of 2018, sufficient funding and technical support were secured. In 2019, the services were launched in Texas, and in 2020, COVID hit. In 20201, a national network of clinicians are ready and we are working on raising awareness.

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.), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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?

    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 find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sound Off, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/28/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Patrick

Paul James

Susan Lilly

Arun Iyer

Ashwin Rajaram

Marc Polymeropoulos

Michael Mulroy

Richard Tilley

Shumi Rawlins

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/28/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data