Survivors 4 Survivors Inc

Stroke Survivors Helping Other Stroke Survivors

PATTERSON, NY   |  www.pssdan.com

Mission

Our mission is to be a resource for other stroke survivors on their journey to recovery. We understand that our recovery journey is life-long with improvement possible at any time, and that a large part of that recovery is interaction with other stroke survivors. We provide support to other survivors through communication, education and social interaction. We hope to spread the word about stroke awareness to the public.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Thomas Douglas

Main address

c/o Thomas Douglas 435 Haviland Dr

PATTERSON, NY 12563 USA

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EIN

37-1897228

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

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

Stroke often causes loss of income concurrent with increased medical expenses. We hope to provide funding to survivors for transportation, social events, therapy, medical equipment and services.

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?

Hospital Peer Support for Western Connecticut Health Network

We volunteer at Danbury Hospital. We visit with in-patient stroke survivors in the hopes of providing motivation, guidance, information and overall support. Our goal is to give them hope. By seeing us and how far we have come, they are inspired to work at their recovery, and know that it is possible. We also spend time with their families and/or caregivers during those visits, with the hopes of bringing them hope, that this can get better and it will get easier.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Caregivers

Providing financial assistance to stroke survivors and their Caregivers for Therapy and Therapy related equipment in pursuit of recovery (eg., were insurance coverage falls short).

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Monthly meeting of survivors to share experiences and feelings. Occasionally, there are guest speakers to increase groups knowledge of therapies available. Typical meeting consists of two parts; educational and general discussion. Experience has shown that peer discussion leads to improve mental state.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Stroke survivors also typically experience a loss of friends and difficulty doing social activities. Getting the survivor involved in social activities leads to a much improved mental state. The company holds monthly dinner, weekly coffee club and periodic trips to events.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

Weekly walks; in parks during good weather and at mall during inclement weather. Our walks are flexible and always a do as much or little as you can. It has been shown that walking is one of the best exercises for stroke survivors. Walks are open to all; survivors, caregivers, and families. Each walk is followed by a small social get together.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
Caregivers

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.

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Related Program

Hospital Peer Support for Western Connecticut Health Network

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of mentors recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Hospital Peer Support for Western Connecticut Health Network

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. provide guidance and advice to survivors
2. provide education
3. host monnthly meeting
4. host social events
5. provide funding to those in need

1. expand ln patient peer support beyond stroke
2. create stroke awareness training course
3. expand social media
4. rent office/meeting space
5. create sponsorship plan
6. execute a day of caring

currently have 2 hospital volunteers. created advisory board of therapists and doctors. membership is at over 80 survivors. Established social activities for survivors; walk club, golf club and monthly dinners.

peer support in place. board of directors formed and operating. host monthly meetings and social events. on call phone support in place.

Financials

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Operations

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Survivors 4 Survivors Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Thomas Douglas

Karen Feenan

SurvivorS for SurvivorS (S4S)

Michelle Gendron

S4S

Jennifer Hendrix

S4S

Steven Hendrix

S4S

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability