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HicksStrong Inc

Saving Military Lives

Halfmoon, NY   |  https://www.HicksStrong.org
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HicksStrong Inc

EIN: 84-2612081


Mission

Our mission is to save military lives. We aim to do this by linking active-duty service members, veterans, or their family members with qualified, confidential therapists via telehealth and we cover up to 24 sessions.

Ruling year info

2022

President/CEO

Jolee Marie Hicks

Vice President

Michael Daniel Hicks

Main address

1764 Route 9 #770

Halfmoon, NY 12065 USA

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EIN

84-2612081

Subject area info

Mental health care

Population served info

Adults

NTEE code info

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Military suicide is at epidemic levels. We are losing nearly 30 service members everyday to suicide. Our mission is to end the stigma surrounding getting mental health support in the military so that active-duty service members have a safe pathway to mental healthy support no matter where they are. We eliminate the red tape prevent service members from receiving timely mental health support. VA's all over the country have extensive waitlists sometimes exceeding 8 months to talk with someone. That is to long. Our goal is to connect service members with therapists when they need it and are never put on a waitlist.

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?

Military mental health therapy

HicksStrong began its work in 2019 after the tragic suicide of my son Macoy Hicks, an active member of the US Navy who suffered from PTSD and a traumatic brain injury (TBI). At the time of his death, he was just 20 years old. In response to this devastating loss, our family joined with friends and community members to create HicksStrong with the mission of saving military lives.

To fulfill this mission, HicksStrong links veterans and active duty military members with qualified, licensed, confidential mental health therapy services via telehealth and cover 24 sessions. We also give out Hug Mugs, so that they feel less isolated and can receive the care that they so urgently need - wherever they are.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans

We give military members Hug Mugs to remind them they are loved, people care about them, and want them here tomorrow. They come with information on how to connect to services.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups

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 people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Military mental health therapy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

14 requests have come in so far in January we are expected to receive over 300 request in 2023.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

Our mission is to save military live and end the military suicide epidemic by connecting service members, veterans, and their families with therapist via telehealth and covering the cost of their treatment up to 24 sessions.

Building on the successes of the past three and a half years, in 2023 HicksStrong will:
Objective 1: Provide 900 mental health therapy sessions to 300 participants in conjunction with four licensed therapists.
Objective 2: Of those participating in therapy, 75% will show some or significant progress.
Objective 3: Connect 100% of those needing additional support at the end of 24 sessions, to another program/provider suited to their particular needs, or reevaluate to extend additional sessions to the military member.
Objective 4: Create and deliver 1000 Hug Mugs.

We partner with independently contracted therapist nation wide to ensure availability for treatment doesn't exceed 2 weeks to speak with a therapist.

To reduce duplication of services and fill gaps, HicksStrong has created a variety of partnerships. The organization maintains an updated list of additional services to help those seeking therapy services and will refer clients to these agencies that provide housing, emergency financial support, and technical training and assistance with understanding the benefits to which clients are entitled.

Since being founded August 5th 2019 HicksStrong Inc. has connected over 260 service members or their families with therapist covering over 1500 therapy sessions and giving out over 2300 Hug Mugs to service members.

Over 60% of clients have experienced significant improvement with the struggle they were dealing with prior to entering our program.

Financials

HicksStrong Inc
Fiscal year: Aug 05 - Dec 31

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

HicksStrong Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Aug 05 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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HicksStrong Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Aug 05 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President/CEO

Jolee Marie Hicks

Vice President

Michael Hicks

HicksStrong Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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HicksStrong Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Jolee Hicks

#HicksStrong Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Michael Hicks

#HicksStrong Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2022

Jolee Hicks

President

Michael Hicks

Vice-President

Sienna Hicks

Director of Social Media

Cindy Tucci

Director of Counseling Services

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/11/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/17/2019

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Data
  • 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 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.