Armed Forces Mission, Inc (Sharpsburg, GA)

Name

  • Name:Kenneth Koon
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Armed Forces Mission, Inc
  • Address:1789 Minix Road
    Sharpsburg, GA 30277
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:678-283-4293

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General

  • Mission:
  • We Build Resilience. Through personal intervention for those in crisis and delivery of AFM programs and workshops, we are building stronger communities where individuals and families are finding the encouragement to face the challenges of life with the resources to adapt and heal. Our work in personal intervention is reaching the military, veteran and civilian community to help those at risk. Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year. On average, veterans account for 22 suicides every day, a rate 300% higher than the general population. 70% of the 2000 individuals who attempt suicide every day are teenagers. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-old Americans. We believe that suicide can be prevented through education and public awareness. Therefore, in addition to personal intervention we train others in the skills that can save lives.

  • Overview:
  • The various programs of Armed Forces Mission center around our mission to "build resilience and restore hope". With that end in mind AFM has developed a variety of programs to engage as many people as possible at a level with which they are comfortable.

    Risk Specific Programs
    Of primary focus in fulfilling the AFM mission is increasing community awareness concerning suicide. We recognize that "suicide" is not an easy topic to discuss. In fact, most people just down right avoid the topic as the proverbial "elephant in the room". However, we hold that suicide is part of the human condition and greater awareness and training in the skills to intervene are key to reducing the risk. We hold that suicide is preventable and that in addressing the pink elephant we can save lives, restore hope, and in the process build stronger communities that are safe from the risk for all people.

    The I Will Intervene Challenge - The hallmark of our training program is the I WILL INTERVENE CHALLENGE, a two-day suicide intervention workshop. Appropriate for individuals from all walks of life - the only pre-requisite is a caring heart. The workshop also offers CE credit for licensed care givers. Lean more at www.Iwillintervene.com.

    Intervention Advocate- is an invitation to organizations from the faith, corporate, medical and mental health communities to join the mission of building resilience through one to two hour awareness seminars. Learn more at www.InterventionAdvocate.com

    LOSS TEAMS -To address the need for postvention we have developed LOSSteams.com based on the work of Dr. Frank Campbell, Ph.D. The Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) Team consists of a chaplain, trained survivor and mental health professionals acting as volunteers to bring immediate support to survivors of suicide. Survivors are those persons who have had a loved one complete a suicide and are at risk due to their emotional response, which may include the use of unhealthy coping strategies or attempting suicide themselves. Learn more www.LOSSteams.com

    The Courageous Project - addresses the issue of moral injury and seeks to provide places of healing for the those on the battlefield of despair due to seeing or doing those things that have violated one's personal moral code. Learn more www.CourageousProject.com

    Resilience Building Programs

    Master Resilience - Move the Body ~ Move the Mind Learn more at www.MasterResilience.com.

    The Fallen Brave- The Fallen Brave seeks to nurture the living and care for the broken hearted while honoring the memory of those who have fallen in service to our nation. Through the Fallen Brave Project it is our goal that families of America's fallen brave will never stand alone when they pass through Atlanta International Airport. Learn more www.TheFallenBrave.com

    AFM is providing intervention and intervention training programs in Georgia New Jersey, and California and is approved to offer CE credit for Nurses, License Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Certified Fitness Professionals.

  • History:
  • U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain Kenneth Koon was commissioned as a chaplain in 1991. Moving to a new unit in 2010 he served as the Officer in Charge of suicide intervention and training. In addition to working with the 600 soldiers in the unit, he volunteered to train 22,000 soldiers in personal resilience. As a result of this involvement he gained a greater awareness of the magnitude of suicide, the issues of those in crisis, and the resulting trauma to the survivors who are left to deal with the loss. From this experience Armed Forces Mission, Inc. (AFM) was founded November 9, 2012 as a 501c3 not for profit corporation with the mission of building resilience and restoring hope.

    Because of the tremendous support of many individuals, families, and Community Alliance Partners, AFM was able to celebrate the achievement of all of our first year goals.
    •More than 2000 volunteer hours donated
    •Over 500 soldiers and families provided with care packages and encouragement
    •More than 100 churches from 13 states rallied to provide like-kind donations
    •85 Community Caregivers trained through the “I Will Intervene” Workshops
    •Over two dozen Awareness Presentations given to community groups educating hundreds of participants
    •Radio Awareness Campaign established reaching more than 200,000 listeners.
    •Direct intervention of numerous individuals at risk including a 13 year old female, a homeless veteran, and many soldiers and civilians
    •On our watch we have been fortunate to have a 100% success rate in the interventions we have been part of. Individuals are getting the help they need.
    •In losses that we have been made aware of we have provided support through our LOSS Teams program. LOSS is Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors and a proven method of restoring resilience for survivors through postvention as prevention.

  • Year established:2012
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:3

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:46-1322007

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:461322007
  • Organization Name:ARMED FORCES MISSION INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% KENNETH KOON
  • Organization Address:2011 COMMERCE DRIVE N STE 3404
  • Organization City:PEACHTREE CITY
  • Organization State:GA
  • Organization Zip:30269-3538
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:March, 2013
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P80
  • Asset Amount:$13,553
  • Asset Code:2 ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Income Amount:$117,735
  • Income Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$117,735
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 4:56:13 pm

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