We are vets organized and trained to train and care for vets and others who are suffering with issues that may lead to thoughts of suicide. Armed Forces Mission is leading the way in the campaign to stem the tide against this epidemic, restore hope and bring healing to those who are battling thoughts of personal harm. In addition to the training workshops; your support enables Armed Forces Mission to provide direct response suicide intervention that is saving lives. Through May 2017 AFM has conducted more than 600 successful suicide interventions. Lives are being saved and your support is making a difference. On behalf of those who are finding renewed hope for life, thank you for your support!
Brigadier General Peter Madsen, USA, Ret. - Chairman Armed Forces Mission
Snapshot of first five years
AFM in five short years has trained more than 7,200 caregivers from all walks of life in the skills that save lives and worked with more than 32,000 military personnel to increase personal and spiritual resilience. In addition AFM staff have conducted more than 600 high risk suicide interventions and all that we have worked with remain alive and moving toward renewed hope. Thousands of volunteer hours have contributed to building individual resilience and establishing a culture of health in the communities we serve.
Armed Forces Mission (AFM) is the developer of the No More Suicide Campaign and the I Will Intervene Challenge. The Campaign is a grassroots movement to raise community awareness of suicide and other mental health issues. The Challenge offers one and two-day workshops in suicide intervention and mental health first-aid. AFM workshops are open to individuals from all walks of life, and also offer continuing education credit for mental health professionals and law enforcement personnel. AFM engages faith groups, schools and other community organizations to join in the effort to address the issues of suicide and mental illness.
2017 Board of Directors
Chairman BG (Ret) Peter Madsen
President Chaplain Kenneth Koon
Vice-President Steve Powell
Treasurer LTC Josh Bonner
Secretary Dr. Heather Burrell
Events & Community Relations Dennis Loewer
Faith Community LTC (Ret) Carl Hall
Schools Liaison David Barlow
Civic Organizations Chris Boehm
Strategic Consultant Frank Harris
AFM operates on a modest budget. Paid staff are highly focused on direct intervention with little time to devote to fundraising activities.
The call for training from other communities continues to grow, but the ability to go and provide services is directly related to financial ability to do so.
Ability to adequately pay full time staff, and trainers will greatly increase mission effectiveness and expand the outreach of building resilience and restoring hope for America's troops and veterans and all others at risk of self harm.
Help us continue to stand with them as an AFM battle buddy in a mission that is literally saving lives on the battlefield of hopelessness.
Total income 2013: $44,780
Total income 2014: $61,167
Total income 2015: $73,937
Total income 2016: $$117,000
Total Payroll and Benefits 2013: $4,096
Total Payroll and Benefits 2014: $29,786
Total Payroll and benefits 2015: $34,313
The highest salary in the organization for 2016 is $46,200
All other income has gone directly into the administrative and program cost of intervention and training directly related to the mission and purpose of Armed Forces Mission.
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