Public, Society Benefit

INDEPENDENCE CORPS

aka Spartan Alliance

Dallas, TX

Mission

Helping to restore injured American Veterans their Independence, freedom and dignity that comes with greater Mobility.

Suicide Intervention. Regardless of what's the precise statistic to quote, Suicides and Attempted Suicides among our veteran population must be addressed. Independence Corps has seen that helping veterans regain independence can help with feelings of wellbeing, but we want to work to be part of the solution to reduce veteran suicides and so we have began a Spartan Weekend initiative!

Notes from the Nonprofit

Starting in 2020 we have added First Responders, Police Officers and Fire Fighters who have been injured and disabled as a result of a line of duty incident as potential recipients of high-tech mobility devices.

Ruling Year

2008

Founder/President

Gary Lawson

Co-President

Mr Steven Danyluk

Main Address

13770 Noel Rd. 803524

Dallas, TX 75240 USA

Formerly Known As

Hueys 091 Foundation

Keywords

Veterans Mobility, Veterans Suicide Prevention & Awareness

EIN

36-4605639

 Number

2057104287

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Independence-• Providing the tools, therapies and guidance that severely injured veterans are otherwise not receiving. Camaraderie-• Championing the value of physical activity no matter what the level of disability.
• Promoting the use of art as a tool of healing. The mission of providing America's disabled veterans with the tools and assistance that they otherwise are not receiving, and to fund and promote physical and leisure/athletic activities that enhance the veteran's physical and emotional well-being.
• Breaking down the barriers between the disabled and able bodied communities through community based events like the Spartan Cycling Rides.
events like Spartan Weekend are important steps in bringing both the physical and emotional healing that is lacking in many of these veterans lives.

Our programs

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

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Spartan Alliance- Spartan Weekends

Mobility Devices

Caregivers Retreats

Where we work

Charting Impact

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

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

bring 50 injured Veterans and their Caregivers together for a very special 4 days/3nights.

Offering a cycling event, fitness challenges, group art therapy and other fun activities
Spartan Weekend is a support event where veterans, firefighters, and other First Responders are able to enjoy life and build camaraderie outside the military, as they had inside the military.
Spartan Alliance encourages and promotes the establishment of permanent “Battle Buddy" networks based on the unique experience and bond, being a proud member of the military and first responder community holds

Promoting the use of art and physical activity as a tool of healing. The mission of providing America's disabled veterans with the tools and assistance that they otherwise are not receiving, and to fund and promote physical and leisure/athletic activities that enhance the veteran's physical and emotional well-being.

Spartan Weekends…. 1. Learn about community services and local businesses, who support Veterans.
2. Engage in demonstrations and learn about resources readily available to them.
3. Acquire useful knowledge for their journey from Active Duty through early Civilian life. Provide tools, therapies, etc. build camaraderie among the Veterans and Caregivers

After Action Reports and listening to the ideas and suggestions of our Veterans and Caregivers

In 1.5 years of incorporating Spartan Weekends and Mobility assistance during a 3 day all inclusive weekend. Veterans and Caregivers, have been able to build new relationships. Having that relationship outside the military, as they did inside the military is imperative to their healing and transition into civilian life.

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INDEPENDENCE CORPS

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Operations

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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?

No

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?

No