Betties Bombers

Community. Integrity. Charity.

aka Gaming For Mental Health   |   Middletown, NJ   |  https://bettiesbombers.org

Mission

We provide peer support utilizing video games & geek culture to build support systems, we advocate for & provide resources tailored for First Responders & US Military Veterans mental health, suicide prevention & to eradicate the stigma that prevents them from seeking help.

Ruling year info

2021

CEO

Stephanie Owens

Main address

1601 State Route 35 Unit 33

Middletown, NJ 07748 USA

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EIN

83-4327090

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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Operation Mutual Aid

Operation Mutual Aid addresses the stressors and needs of first responders and military service members by giving them a place to vent frustrations, find support services, and make new friends.
Members of this program meet online 24/7 via an App called Guilded. Each group is led by a Peer Specialist who has undergone training through our customized training program and who is currently serving or has served in the military or as a first responder. We use our unique lived experience to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation.

Population(s) Served

Betties Bombers is the voice for Gaming for Mental Health. It provides opportunities and outreach around the United States to first responders and military service members for socialization, connection and conversation at geek culture events; community game nights and peer support groups through Operation Mutual Aid at local firehouses, EMS squads and VFW's. Your donations help us keep these opportunities for support and camaraderie free-of-charge.

Population(s) Served

Based in New Jersey, Operation Restore Point will be the first ever video gaming therapy based center for first responders, veterans and their families. In partnership with local geek therapeutic mental health organizations, local mental health professionals, the Veterans Administration and YOU; our facility will provide space for group and individual peer support counseling, serve as a community access point for veteran readjustment counseling, host classes on suicide prevention, mental health first aid, and crisis intervention.

Population(s) Served

Betties Battle Buddies is a wrap-around program that includes a case worker who will work with a member in crisis and help them find resources in their area or, depending upon funding, provide micro-grants up to $500 to help pay bills or cover basic needs as well as provide an emergency fund for disaster relief.

In conjunction with a stay at our respite center, guests will also enjoy a welcoming, healing environment where they will be able to connect with their peers. They will leave with a recovery plan, connections to resources, new friends and renewed hope in their own abilities.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Veterans
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans
Military personnel
Emergency responders
Veterans
Military personnel

Where we work

Awards

Veteran Ready Organization 2019

PsychArmor Institute

Financials

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Betties Bombers

Board of directors
as of 9/23/2021
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Board leadership practices

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