Human Services

CATCH A LIFT FUND

Quick Facts

aka Catch A Lift Fund

Timonium/Luterville, MD

Mission

Catch A Lift Fund (CAL) enables post 9/11 combat wounded veterans to regain and maintain their physical and mental health by providing granted gym memberships, fitness programs or in-home gym equipment, anywhere in the United States. CAL's MAPS Program ensures success by tracking progress and offers motivation, accountability and peer support through small squads of veterans who heal together vet to vet. CAL veterans are not only losing weight and moving away from obesity, but also eliminating the need for multiple prescription medications and finding their “new self". CAL Veterans are thriving, reintegrating, healing and saving each other's lives through newly established comradery; filling the void left after military service. Healing minds, changing bodies and saving lives.

Ruling Year

2011

President

Lynn Coffland

Main Address

2066 York Road Suite 205A

Timonium/Luterville, MD 21093 USA

Keywords

WOUNDED VETERANS FITNESS GRANTS PTSD OEF OIF

EIN

27-3901149

 Number

3931312958

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Fitness Program

Vet Outreach Program

MAPS Program

Certification Program

Landing Zone Program

Squad Leader Program

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Our Results

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Number of clients served

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Related program

Squad Leader Program

Context notes

Metrics are registered in our data base as veteran members are approved through criteria required to be in the CAL program.

Average grant amount

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Related program

Squad Leader Program

Context notes

Each year as we add programs that each member benefits from, the programs become more encompassing with stronger outcomes.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Common trends and major issues affecting our veterans currently within the population that Catch A Lift Fund addresses:
~mental and physical health
~obesity
~depression
~lack of purpose
~camaraderie
~suicide
During regular conversations with each veteran, mentors monitor less tangible but no less important improvements in feelings of well being and quality of life, personal relationships along with qualitative and quantitative outcomes.

At intake, veteran baselines for health, mental wellness and goals are collected than recollected several times throughout the funding period. Exercise accountability is tracked through several methods. The MAPS Program (Motivation, Accountability, and Peer Support) is an invaluable tracking program which supports our veterans to ensure success for each CAL member.Veterans mentor other new members. Once a veteran receives his or her grant, they are provided access to our Squad Leader program where they are led by a civilian or military volunteer who helps keep them accountable and motivated throughout the year. For veterans with a high level of motivation, we offer a Self-Assess program in which veterans track their own goals and outcomes through proprietary surveys. CAL veteran coaches, if needed, help members obtain the correct and safe workouts, nutrition and coaching for their specific needs or injuries.


CAL has developed a unique data base and custom application. This collects a large variety of information used throughout each members funding periods. Information can be updated, outcomes collected and data queried. Each members files are unique only to them and reflects all each individuals personal information, service history, injury reports, grants and outcomes. Our team consists of dedicated professionals that maintain data in a concise and confidential manner.
CAL proprietary surveys have been developed with wellness and mental health professionals, are detailed and insightful for collecting a wealth of invaluable knowledge from our members. Weight loss, reduction in pharmaceutical medicines, improved family interaction, new sense of purpose, career opportunities, and most importantly, cited from our members "saving lives" are all outcomes that have been proven through Catch a Lifts' past 6 years.

Progress is tracked through baseline statics that are collected at intake. Data collected quarterly is compared to baseline indicators and progress is rated. Along with statistics based on our surveys, members active pursuit and participation in other physical activities that CAL supports selected candidates within, i.e. marathon races, competition events, career opportunities reflect measurable progress.
Selected candidates that are provided tracking wrist devices for exercise, sleep and wellness tracking are followed through user reports.
Squad leaders within the MAPS program submit monthly surveys and reports for each squad member that they have within their group. These reports are mentored by CAL's MAPS Director for accountability, outcomes, goal achievement, problem solving and program development.

Catch A Lift has successfully accomplished impacting the lives of thousands of veterans. The impact has changed, if not, saved lives. Are program has brought hope to the future of our young veterans lives. Fighting a constant battle from the invisible scars of war can overcome a veterans life as well as reoccurring injuries. Engaging a veteran both physically and mentally has changed that battle. We look to the future with promise by offering healthy solutions to this strong and fearless generation of veterans.

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Financials

CATCH A LIFT FUND

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable