LCPL JANOS V LUTZ LIVE TO TELL FOUNDATION INC

Together We Will

Opa-Locka, FL   |  www.LutzLiveToTell.org

Mission

OUR MISSION: To improve the lives of Military and First Responders with supportive services, access to local resources, and building community.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder & CEO

Janine Lutz

Vice President

Michelle Coleman

Main address

1251 Burlington Street

Opa-Locka, FL 33054 USA

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EIN

46-4707585

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Single Organization Support (M11)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Problems to address: 1. Veteran & First Responder Suicide 2. Ripple effect of suicide on grieving families and friends 3. Increase variety of treatment options for veterans with PTSD & TBI 4. Fragmented veteran services within communities 5. Weakened communities

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?

Lutz Buddy Up

Lutz Buddy Up Social Clubs connect Military and First Responder’s for an evening of food, fun and comradery. Lutz Buddy Up provides a physical place where those who serve country and community form bonds that can carry forward for the rest of their lives. Here, peer support, community building, and overall well-being are promoted. Currently taking applications to open up in communities all over the United States!

Lutz Buddy Up social clubs are an effective tool in reducing rates of veteran suicide, encouraging family stability, and supporting the reduction of substance-abuse, increasing peer to peer support among the target population, repurposing service members after duty has ended and building community. Partnerships are established with the local VA, Vet-Centers, police and fire departments, and other military and first responder focused organizations. Partnering with local Vet Centers encourages the continued outpatient treatment recommended by the VA after graduation as well as maintaining the peer-to-peer support relationships developed at Lutz Buddy Up. We have also been approved as a Health resource in the National Resource Directory by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense’s eBenefits in addition to being recognized as a best practice for personnel support at local law enforcement and fire departments.

Improving the quality of life for our military and first reasoners, including good metal and physical health, are a key focus area for Lutz Buddy Up and as such multiple forms of alternative health and wellness treatment opportunities are offered to members free of charge.

Examples of services include:
Acupuncture, Athletic Leagues, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASSIST) by U.S. Southern Command, Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment, Chiropractic Care, Community Building Activities, Community Service (i.e. elderly home visits, neighborhood clean-up), Equine Therapy, Fishing Therapy, Kayaking, NLP/Hypnosis Therapy, Jujitsu, Massage Therapy, Nutrition Education “Eating for Brain Health”, Swimming with Dolphins, Transformational Breathing, Training with local SWAT teams (Team Building), etc…

Population(s) Served

Designed to be part of a comprehensive approach to improve veteran mental health outcomes and help communities prioritize resources to have the greatest impact on public safety. Created as a gateway for veterans into trusted community services, Vet-Connect builds a bridge between law enforcement/first responders, veterans, and local resources.Vet-Connect reduces veteran suicide (reduce risk factors increase protective factors), reduces repeat crisis calls for veterans, strengthens local veteran networks/communities.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

VA & DoD e-Benefits 2016

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 community events or trainings held and attendance

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

Lutz Buddy Up

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Community events and trainings are held through out the year and are measured in frequency, attendance, and impact.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

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

Lutz Buddy Up

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Community events and trainings are measured through event registration, event check-in, participant feedback.

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

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

Lutz Buddy Up

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Media coverage measured through print and electronic publications, social media frequency, and live coverage frequency.

Number of advocate or trained spokesperson citations in the media

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

Lutz Buddy Up

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Measured through social media reach, google notifications, print & online news outlets, live coverage frequency.

Number of training workshops

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

Lutz Buddy Up

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Training workshops measured by frequency and booking confirmations.

Number of participants reporting no relapse 6 months post-program

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

Lutz Buddy Up

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Measured through surveys, social media, electronic correspondence, and participant stories.

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.

Organizational Goals:
1. Eliminate veteran & First Responder Suicide nationwide.
2. Eliminate the ripple effect of suicide on grieving families and friends while providing therapeutic tools to rebuild after loss.
3. Make a multitude of alternative therapies available to veterans living with PTSD and TBIs.
4. Centralize veteran services within communities.
5. Build strong communities.

Through programs and services provided directly and through partnerships with organizations nation-wide, the foundation actively works to achieve it’s mission and vision. Our primary focus, Lutz Buddy Up Social Clubs, have been approved as a Health resource in the National Resource Directory by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense’s e-Benefits in addition to being recognized as a best practice for personnel support at multiple law enforcement agencies and fire departments. While much success has been achieved there is still more work to be done. The Live To Tell Foundation’s strategic plan includes expanding the number of Lutz Buddy Up Social Clubs across the country, targeted training, and community building.

The Live To Tell Foundation is building an every growing network of military and first responders throughout the nation who are actively participating in projects to increase the capability and impact of the foundation's work.

Lutz Buddy Up has grown and expanded since 2014 including expansion to Massachusetts and additional locations pending in Texas, North Carolina, New York, and California. Membership has increased by 200% within the last year and advocacy efforts have garnered national attention.

Financials

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Operations

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LCPL JANOS V LUTZ LIVE TO TELL FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 03/14/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Janine Litz

Super Stone, Inc.

Term: 2018 -


Board co-chair

Brian Lupo

USMC Veteran

Term: 2018 -

Michelle Coleman

Vice President

Guy Drab

LMHC, SAP, CEAP, Chaplin

Paul Musser

USMC Veteran

Merbebe Solomon

USMC Veteran

Joseph Yolofsky

Esq., USMC Veteran

Janice Dalgliesh

Financial Consultant

Barbara Pino

Financial Recordkeeper