What We Do

We encourage and fund healthy positive activities like sports, music, and arts for children of fallen military and first responders. We support the children in their local community to help them find a passion to pursue with the guidance of a coach or instructor, and we support their family with case management, referrals, and peer support from enrollment all the way until 19 years old.

We empower the children to participate in healing developmental activities such as sports, music, and other arts as positive outlets for their grief during their entire childhood.

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We empower children of our fallen military, police, fire, and EMS heroes, from all service connected deaths including combat, training, illness, and PTSD suicides, by enabling the children to participate in healing positive outlets for their grief through activities with a coach or instructor in their local community such as sports, arts, and music throughout their entire childhood. We allow them to try as many outlets as required to find a passion that is a fit for them at their current stage of development, and change activities whenever their interests have changed. We support the children in activities all year, every year, all the way until 19 years old without having to reapply. This long term engagement is crucial for creating true lasting positive impact. We follow up with and encourage the children, and share in celebrating their successes.

In addition to the activities, Angels provides Intakes and Referrals, Outreach and individualized person-centered Case Management utilizing a strengths-based, trauma informed approach. Angels has a Peer Support Program a platform to connect widowed spouses to support one another as they redefine family life after the traumatic loss of their spouse. We have our Voices Program which allows children and surviving spouses to tell their stories to honor their loved one and help others who are in similar situations. There is healing in helping, and Voices participants grow and heal as they attend conferences, fundraising events, and performances across the country to raise awareness about the issues facing families who have lost a parent in service to our country.

Who We Are

Angels of America’s Fallen is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by a retired Lt Col with 25 years of service as an enlisted Army field artillery canon crewman, a Marine Corps fighter pilot, and an Air Force Reconnaissance pilot. He created Angels of America’s Fallen in 2012 to address a gap in support he saw for the children of his fallen friends in all branches of the military and first responders. There was no program providing opportunities for the children to be engaged in healthy activities the entire year, with long term support every year of their childhood, in between initial grief counseling and scholarships once they became adults. Angels of America’s Fallen was designed to offer positive outlets for the children’s grief during the entire period of these most crucial developmental years. Our staff and board consist of individuals with a passion to help the children in the most impactful way we know. That is to provide them an opportunity, not a handout or a gift, but a chance to invest in themselves and pursue healthy activities during their entire childhood.

Our Impact

Self Confidence

96%

Reported score of self-confidence via formal survey of AOAF supported middle school children.

Realized Passion

100%

Every child in our program realized their passion through participation in sports, music, or the arts.

Program Assessment

100%

The level of satisfaction of the AOAF program reported by program participants and families.

Our Impact

Self Confidence

96%

Reported score of self-confidence via formal survey of AOAF supported middle school children.

Realized Passion

100%

Every child in our program realized their passion through participation in sports, music, or the arts.

Program Assessment

100%

The level of satisfaction of the AOAF program reported by program participants and families.

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How You Can Help

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Angels of America’s Fallen is completely supported by individual donors, corporate/organizational donors, and grants. Because we are a long-term supporter of every child in our program, we desperately need your financial support to grow and continue accepting more children of America’s finest into our program. Right now, we are running a waiting list and we urgently want to see every child of our fallen find their passion to grow in. Will you stand with us?