Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Knock Out the Stigma, Inc.

Empower Your Own Well-Being

aka K.O.T.S.   |   LOS ANGELES, CA   |  www.KnockOutTheStigma.org

Mission

Knock Out The Stigma, Inc., ("K.O.T.S."), is a California Not-For-Profit Public Benefit Corporation committed to engaging, educating, and empowering individuals in their personal recovery journeys and increasing mental health awareness through our growing community of over 30 Peer Support Superheroes, aka, Certified Peer Specialists, or just #TeamBADDAZZ for short. Our primary objective is to eliminate the stigmas that prevent people from moving forward in the personal life journeys.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder & President

Don West, Jr. JD

Main address

4859 W SLAUSON AVENUE UNIT 204 #204

LOS ANGELES, CA 90056 USA

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EIN

82-5092758

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

IRS filing requirement

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

Programs and results

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Annual South LA K.O.T.S. Health & Well-Being Community Huddle

The purpose of our K.O.T.S. Community Huddle events are to engage members of the local community that are not currently receiving any type of mental health services. Our goal as the organizing sponsor is to increase the community members knowledge of the mental health support services that are available in our community as well as reducing the stigma(s) they may have about mental illness or mental health treatment. We do this by connecting our K.O.T.S. Peer Support Superheroes, aka, Peer Support Specialists, though panel discussions, keynote presentations, and one-on-one interactions throughout the course of our events.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

An engaging and informative grassroots community engagement event connecting South Los Angeles community members with service providers and a peer support community of local peer leaders known as K.O.T.S. Peer Support Superheroes.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Our growing team of certified peer specialist, or K.O.T.S. Peer Support Superheroes, provide one-one-one and group life coaching services to members of the Southern California community. Our peer coaches hold certifications from top nationally recognized organizations, including, the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and Project Return Peer Support Network (PRPSN).

Population(s) Served
People with psychosocial disabilities
People who abuse drugs, alcohol, or other substances

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Financials

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Knock Out the Stigma, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Don West, Jr.

Knock Out The Stigma, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2022

Dorothy Banks

Tracey Stahl

Houston Yarbrough, III

Rand Corporation

Don West, Jr.

K.O.T.S.

Keywords

Mental Health, Well-Being, Education, Advocacy, Awareness