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WE DO NOT TAKE ANY REPORTS OF ANY KIND. WE DO NOT OFFER DIRECT SERVICES. 

We are here for Peer-to-Peer support, education on resources that already exist, dispelling any rumors about resources, and listening to members. 

Our “soft” launch in December 2022 showed us some faults with the chat feature, and some other areas to look at closer. Our Chat Function will be Non-Operational until we migrate to an upgraded system to better support your needs, and facilitate a stronger level of anonymity for everyone involved.  

WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF WORKING WITH COAST GUARD LEGAL, AND MAKING SURE WE ARE 100% ANONYMOUS AND CONFIDENTIAL. TO GET A VERY CLEAR PICTURE OF HOW TO OPERATE WITHIN OUR SCOPE, AND NOT BE ON THEIR BAD SIDE. OUR INTENTIONS ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE, BUT NEED HELP MAKING SURE THINGS ARE DONE THE RIGHT WAY.

Please visit Our Volunteers page to find someone specific to chat with. Otherwise get help here immediately.

BreakWater Alliance (BWA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that exists to aid the mental health of Active-Duty members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Our organization is a resource different than any other available to any branch of military service. We believe our approach will help countless service members in the short term, and ultimately change the culture in the military by breaking the stigma of mental health.

We immediately stand out from any other resource out there. Instead of calling into a traditional helpline and speaking with a counselor who is contracted by the military, members will instantly be put in contact with another Active-Duty member who does the same job, who can truly relate and wants to help guide them to the appropriate resources that already exist to best fit their needs.

Our Mission

At BWA, we strive to leverage resources, training, and experience to help shipmates in need get back on their feet through a three-step process: CONNECTION when it counts, CLARIFICATION of problem(s), and CONFIDENCE in resolution. We want you to feel safe and know that there are fellow Coasties out there who care about you and want to help you before small issues turn into big problems. Together, we will weather the storm to find still waters.

Goals of BWA

Our main goal is connecting with and the continuation of care for our shipmates. We want you to feel safe and know that there are fellow Coasties out there that care about you and want to help you before small things turn into big problems.

BreakWater Alliance, its members, and volunteers are not mental health professionals and are not liable for anything that occurs after someone uses our service. All information on the website and our mobile application are provided in good faith. We are solely a resource for U.S. Coast Guard members – we are NOT a U.S. Coast Guard entity, we are NOT funded by the U.S. Coast Guard, and we do NOT report to the US Coast Guard. The contents of this website and its mobile application are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any condition or disease or substitute medical advice. Below are the main resources we utilize to help shipmates. Full list of resources can be provided upon contact.

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On The Horizon

Our future plans include a wellness retreat where members and their families can get away from the stressors of the military, use their Leave to get away, vs staying home and just relax, enjoy each other, learn life skills, seek therapy, etc.

BE A VOLUNTEER:If you genuinely care about your shipmates and want to help them in their time of need, click on the life ring to join our team and get started! (SafeTalk, ASIST, CISM-Peer, VA trained members preferred)

Have questions for the BreakWater Alliance Team? Email us here we will get back to you right away!

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