PLATINUM2024

RELIVE

No matter where you are on your liver transplant journey, we are here for you. You are not alone.

Sacramento, CA   |  wearerelive.org

Mission

To provide free ongoing support and resources for pre and post-liver transplant patients and caregivers at every stage of their journey, regardless of status, income or background. Specializing in a strong, sustainable program for alcohol and addiction recovery with counseling for patients with liver failure. Through the unique understanding of people with lived experience, we work to destigmatize, educate and address this major cause of liver failure. Building the foundation upon which a sober and serene life may rise from the ashes. Through demonstration of successful progress and outcomes from RELIVE, we hope to improve the liver transplant system in general. To encourage non-transplant centers to be more active in reaching out to transplant centers for patients in need.

Ruling year info

2023

Executive Director

Natalie Cohen

President

Trent Ford

Main address

2108 N St Suite C

Sacramento, CA 95816 USA

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EIN

30-1363882

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To share our story and experience to help others in similar positions; liver failure in general and all those affected: pre-transplant, post-transplant, and caregiver- providing strength, hope, resources, education, online support groups, counseling and guidance through this twisting and difficult transplant journey. In particular, to aid those who suffer from addiction; to help them embark upon, maintain and grow their sobriety and serenity through spirituality and practical action, is of the deepest value to us. To restore people to their families and thus restore the family itself- to RELIVE. Whether listed, transplanted or regenerating. It is our vision that this part of liver disease may become better understood, less reviled and that other medical institutions might consider under 6 months sobriety with the right tools in place- We offer this with great gratitude, as we do to anyone in need who we may serve. We don't want anyone who is going through this to feel alone.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Liver Transplant Support

Pre and post-liver transplant support for patients and caregivers, including: Resources, practicalities, patient advocacy, as well as emotional, psychological and spiritual support throughout the transplant journey. Patients and caregivers are able to join regularly held online support group meetings, and also request one-on-one counseling sessions, which can take place on a weekly basis. Privacy and confidentiality is of utmost importance to us; any information shared in these groups or sessions remains within the group or session.

Population(s) Served

Specializing in alcoholism and addiction recovery relative to assessment and evaluation for liver transplantation. Weekly online support groups for patients and caregivers (both alcoholic & non-alcoholic), providing a road to strong recovery and to live a growing, healthy, spiritually active life. Patient advocacy- act as a reference, including participation in support group meetings and one-on-one sessions when building a case for listing and compliance. Free counseling and one-on-one sessions for patients with End-Stage Liver Disease, those transplanted and regenerating. To assist patients in need of transplant who suffer from alcoholism and addiction, particularly with less than six months of sobriety. To aid medical institutions during the transplant evaluation process; introducing patients to the necessity of their commitment to lifelong change, imperative to begin, maintain and grow their sobriety and prevent relapse. To honor and cherish the gift of life received by grace.

Population(s) Served
Caregivers
Families
People with diseases and illnesses
Ethnic and racial groups
Substance abusers
Veterans
Farmers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Liver Transplant Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Serve Patients & Caregivers during the evaluation process for transplant, those listed, denied, transplanted, and regenerating. Assist patients in need of transplant with less than 6 months sobriety.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

RELIVE was founded by liver transplant recipient, Trent Ford, and the love of his life and primary caregiver, Natalie Cohen, to share experience, provide resources, patient advocacy, hope, healing and support for everyone affected by liver failure- patients and caregivers alike.

Services are always free and confidential. Established to raise awareness about liver disease, advocate for our cause, educate, inspire and strengthen our community. To assist patients in need of transplant who are suffering from alcoholism and addiction, particularly with less than six months of sobriety. To collaborate with hospitals, transplant centers, surgeons, hepatologists, nurses, social workers, and addiction therapists. To aid medical institutions during the transplant evaluation process; introducing patients to the necessity of their commitment to lifelong change, imperative to begin, maintain and grow their sobriety and prevent relapse. To honor and cherish the gift of life received by grace.

One of our long-term goals is to encourage more transplant hospitals to consider adopting a sub 6-month transplant sobriety policy. For decades, transplant centers across the United States have followed a practice that requires patients to abstain from drinking alcohol for 6 months to be eligible for a liver transplant. Most hospitals and transplant centers seeing patients with liver failure due to alcoholism and or opioid addiction won't consider transplanting them at all. But for many patients with end-stage liver failure, this is certain death- they will not survive that long. This devastation reaches wide through families and loved ones.

Studies have shown that transplanting patients sub 6-months has the same outcome as 6-months+ when it comes to risk of recidivism. The truth is, both routes are inherently risky if a patient and their support team do not address the living daily need to come to terms with the root of their disease- the necessity for practical action on a spiritual basis.

This is how we hope to bring about this change- by demonstrating this in all our affairs. Establishing a comprehensive support system. So shining examples of transplanted patients (those of UCLA, particularly) who received such mercy and grace and who practice this pragmatic spiritual program of sobriety, may lead the way by example. The desire to change must come from the patient. To do it for themselves. We try to open that door and light the way. We look to expand and reach out to other transplant hospitals, as well as non-transplant hospitals.

As with the programs we work, are we patient with this goal. It will never be achieved through self-righteousness; doubts and skepticism must be endured. Our conduct must lead the way.

The diseases of liver failure may be remedied with a transplant. There is no cure for addiction. There is instead, daily acknowledgment, spiritual self-reckoning and purposeful action. A joyous thing. A second chance- for all touched by this.

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 04/14/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Trent Ford

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Trent Ford

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Theresa Baker

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Natalie Cohen

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability