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Who We Are

Betties Bombers is a New Jersey based nonprofit organization that provides peer support for EMS, Firefighters, Police and Veterans.

Our programs utilize video games to engage our communities and promote mental wellness.

Our organization was founded on the basic principle that “No one gets left behind”.

Community. Integrity. Charity. are our three basic tenets.

Operation Restore Point

What is Operation Restore Point?

Operation Restore Point is our peer support respite program. We are working to build a retreat where First Responders and Military service members can go to decompress with their peers.

A “Restore Point” is a technical term that allows you to restore your computer’s operating system to that of a previous point in time, which can be used to recover from system malfunctions or other problems.

Our respites are non-clinical and do not offer services like medication management. Instead they provide welcoming, healing environments where guests are given peer support and space to heal and recover. Guests leave with a recovery plan, connections to resources, and renewed hope in their own abilities.

Concept Art for Betties Bombers Operation Restore Point Respite Center.

The 5 day retreat includes

  • Round trip airfare
  • Meals (Catered breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Airport Transportation
  • On site support and referral services
  • Peer-to-Peer group counseling
  • A gift bag filled with gaming and mental wellness items to take home
  • and MORE!

Through this program, guests will be able to connect with their peers who have had lived experiences with trauma, anxiety, depression and PTSD in a safe and welcoming environment. Caregivers are also welcome.

Eligibility for this program is limited to those who work or have worked in EMS, Fire, Police (including Corrections and Dispatchers), and the Military. Applicants must be able to show proof of service in order to qualify.

Operation Reboot

What is Operation Reboot?

Operation Reboot is the outreach and volunteer arm of the organization. Through this program we,

  • Host social meetups to connect with and provide support to our first responder and military communities
  • Attend events at relevant venues to spread awareness and end stigma
  • Provide educational resources and support to First Responders and Military service members who may be struggling with mental wellness issues
  • Advocate and work with other nonprofit organizations to promote suicide prevention awareness and improve mental wellness with video gaming

Anyone who supports First Responders and Veterans, has an interest in advocating for mental health and suicide prevention is welcome to participate in this program.

Our goal is to provide resources and a social outlet geared towards the First Responder and Veteran who are often overlooked, or may be afraid to ask for help for fear of repercussion or stigma.

We support those who support us.

Upcoming Community Events

Nov
11
Mon
Veterans Day
Nov 11 all-day

How to Observe ​Veterans Day

  1. Say thanks

    Whether it’s getting your family to write personalized thank you cards or baking some cookies to deliver to your local military recruiting office. There are many ways to share your gratitude with those who put their lives on the line for our freedom.
  2. Raise money

    Make a donation to our organization so that we can spread awareness of what we do with the military community. Help us those who sacrifice for us.

    Want to hold a fundraiser for us? Contact us and we will help you get set up.
  3. Volunteer

    Donate your own time and support. You don’t need to be a hero — just help when you can. Contact us to see if we are in your area or how you can help. Follow Us!
Nov
13
Wed
National Conference on EMS @ Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center
Nov 13 – Nov 16 all-day

Come cheer for your favorite team as they face the human simulator at the annual “National SIM Competition”.  Watch as BLS and ALS teams go head-to-head managing critically ill or injured patients while trying to clinch the number one spot and bragging rights as the top team of the National SIM Competition!

In conjunction with the National Conference on EMS, the annual NJ EMS Awards Program is held on Friday evening of the conference.  This program is a way for the Office of Emergency Medical Services and the New Jersey EMS Council to recognize individuals for their hard work and dedication to the provision of emergency medical services in New Jersey.

EMS scientific assembly: This event will provide an opportunity to exhibit an abstract poster to approximately 800 pre-hospital clinicians attending this event. The research must be of interest and educational value to the specialty of pre-hospital emergency care.

The conference is held in Atlantic City, conveniently located minutes from the world famous boardwalk giving registrants the opportunity to enjoy the city while attending this premiere educational opportunity.

Jan
9
Thu
National Law Enforcement Day
Jan 9 all-day

How to Observe ​National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

  1. Say thanks

    Whether it’s getting your family to write personalized thank you cards or baking some cookies to deliver to your police station. There are many ways to share your gratitude with those who protect and serve us.

  2. Raise money

    Make a donation to our organization so that we can spread awareness of what we do with the law enforcement community. Help us those who sacrifice for us.

    Want to hold a fundraiser for us? Contact us and we will help you get set up.

  3. Volunteer

    Donate your own time and support. You don’t need to be a hero — just help when you can. Contact us to see if we are in your area or how you can help.

    Follow Us!

May
1
Fri
Mental Health Awareness Month
May 1 – May 31 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about mental health all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

Jun
1
Mon
National PTSD Awareness Month
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

Follow Us!

Sep
1
Tue
#BOMBTHESTIGMA Suicide Prevention Fundraiser
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Join us in September to support EMS, Firefighters, Police and Military and help us fund our programs Operation Reboot and Operation Restore Point.

#BOMBTHESTIGMA all throughout the month of September and stream to raise money and awareness so that we can help bridge the gap in crisis services and provide peer support to first responders and veterans.

Our goal is to raise $10,000!

Please follow and support us on our streaming channels. We will be hosting streamers all month long! Use your free Twitch Prime sub or drop some bits on our Twitch channel to support too!

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/bettiesbombers
Mixer: https://mixer.com/BettiesBombers

To participate in this event sign up to stream here!
https://forms.gle/siuNvtVRR3xHmE9z5

You can stream as many times as you wish through the entire month of September to participate in this campaign.

Got friends that stream too? Share this link to our Discord server https://discord.gg/DdzxQUg. The more the merrier!

If you are unable to participate, but would like to make a donation go here https://www.paypal.me/bettiesbombers

There are prizes and giveaways to be had whether you are a streamer or a donor! See you in September!

National Suicide Prevention Month
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about suicide prevention all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

Follow Us!

Sep
10
Thu
World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 10 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about mental health all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

Follow Us!

May
1
Sat
Mental Health Awareness Month
May 1 – May 31 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about mental health all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

Jun
1
Tue
National PTSD Awareness Month
Jun 1 – Jun 30 all-day

We will be spreading awareness about PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) all month long! Keep an eye out for event announcements and information on social media.

Follow Us!

Work With Us

How do I get involved?

There are several ways that you can work with us:

  • Sponsorship – Companies and businesses can sponsor us by providing products or services for fundraising incentives for our events or as gifts for our respite guests. We will promote your donation in our event related posts on social media and in marketing materials, where applicable. Contact us to discuss a package tailored to your brand.

  • Fundraising – Do you like streaming for charity? Would you like to hold a fundraiser for us locally? We would sincerely appreciate any offer of fundraising help. Whether its a live stream, golf tournament, bake sale, car wash, or whatever your imagination can dream up, please contact us to discuss what you would like to do and we will help you get set up.

Contact us to sponsor or fundraise for our organization

  • Charity Partnership – Are you a nonprofit in NJ and would like volunteers for an event? We would be happy to help you!

Apply here to become a Charity Partner

  • Board Membership – We are looking for committee members, chair persons and advisors to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the organization as well as to raise awareness of the organizations services to first responders and military service members within the gaming community.

For details and how to apply please click here.

  • Volunteering – If you would like to volunteer locally with us in New Jersey click here to apply and become a member.

Our Partners

Uniformed Gaming

Kilroy Travel Group

PsychHub

PsychArmor