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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 all across the USA.

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

We are a PsychArmor certified Veteran Ready Nonprofit Organization. This certification allows organizations like ours to showcase our commitment to more effectively engage with Veterans, service members and their families.

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Support Our Mission

Support Our Mission

Join us for Operation Mutual Aid Salute to First Responders from May 25th through June 7th, 2020 to support First Responders and Military and to help us spread awareness of our newest program Operation Mutual Aid.

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Operation Mutual Aid

Operation Mutual Aid

Our military and First Responders face extraordinary pressure in the line of duty, but after service is over or their shift ends another challenge begins….

First responders respond to and witness some of the most tragic events that happen in our communities. On-the-job stress can have a significant impact on their physical and mental well-being, which can accumulate over the course of a career. Many struggle with alcohol abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, PTSD and other challenges. Transitioning from active-duty to civilian life can also bring on persistent mental health issues and hardships in the life of active-duty military personnel and veterans connected to our community.

Operation Mutual Aid provides peer support to First Responders who are working in EMS (EMT, Paramedic, Nurse), Firefighting, Law Enforcement (Police, Corrections) and the Military (Active, Veteran or Reserve) where they 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.

Our support groups meet weekly online via an App called Discord. Each group is led by a Peer Specialist who has undergone suicide prevention training through our program partner PsychArmor. Each Peer Specialist is currently serving or has served in the military or as a first responder (EMS, Firefighter, Police).

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We are not a crisis line, if you are currently experiencing an emergency or crisis please contact 9-1-1 immediately.

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What is a Peer Specialist? Our Peer Specialists offer their unique lived experience with mental health conditions (PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.) to offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people.

We are in development and currently seeking volunteers to help us provide peer support to our community. We will provide basic training in suicide prevention via our partnership with PsychArmor, as well as meeting guidelines and program procedures. You must be current or former EMS, Fire, Police or Military in order to provide peer support and have the desire to lead a group and help people.

If you are interested in becoming a Peer Specialist please fill out this application and we will contact you to schedule an interview.

Note: This program was created in direct response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It is part of a multi-phase project that will include components of Operation Restore Point once social distancing and masking is no longer a barrier.

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First Responders are working in EMS (EMT, Paramedic, Nurse), Firefighting, Law Enforcement (Police, Corrections) and Military are (Active, Veteran or Reserve)
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Work With Us

How do I get involved?

There are several ways that you can work with us:

  • Corporate Sponsorship – Companies and businesses can sponsor us by providing products or services for fundraising incentives for our events or as gifts for our respite center guests. Contact us to discuss a package tailored to your brand.
  • Volunteering – We have local and remote volunteer opportunities available across the United States. Click here to apply and we will contact you when an opportunity arises in your area.
  • Board Membership – We are looking for staff members 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.

Our Partners

Uniformed Gaming
PsychArmor
Brigade Esports
PsychHub