Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Love Sami Organization Inc

Helping Suicide Survivors Heal

Deerfield Beach, FL

Mission

Our mission is to stop the stigma of suicide. Our primary goal is to provide therapeutic healing experiences to suicide survivors, those at risk to suicide or other mental health issues. We want to help bring hope, healing, love and joy back into these individuals lives.

Ruling Year

2015

Co Founder

John Coburn

Main Address

1400 SE 8th Avenue

Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 USA

Keywords

Suicide Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, Healing Suicide Survivors

EIN

47-2979705

 Number

7606798494

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

We want to be able to help people that have lost someone to suicide. We want to let them know that it is okay to live and smile again. We do not want them to be suicidal. We want to stop the stigma of suicide. We want to educate people about the signs and risks of someone contemplating suicide and how they can help. We want to be able to educate the public about suicide. We want to raise awareness that Veterans need help, that we need to stop the 22 suicides every day the veterans currently commit. We work with the top highest groups of individuals that face risk of suicide: veterans, police officers, firefighters and LGBT.

Our programs

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

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Discovery Dives

Animal Interactions

Paddle Boarding

Dive Certification

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Number of students receiving information on suicide

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Context notes

We have had numerous public education programs where we have been able to educate people about suicide awareness and advocacy working to stop the stigma

Number of participants reporting greater issue awareness

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Context notes

Participants have reported back to us that they are grateful for our services. That the information that we provided to them helped them to save a loved ones life, or get them the appropriate help

Dollars donated to support advocacy efforts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Context notes

Fundraising is difficult for us as we would rather spend our time doing the programs. Both Co Founders donate their own monies to keep programs running

Number of clients participating in educational programs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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?

We want to bring healing experiences and programs to people that participate in our programs. We want them to know that life is worth living. That all things pass and that there are things that they can do to learn to enjoy life and live life to the fullest. We want them to know that they are not alone that we care and we can put them on a path to healing.

Our strategies include providing FREE therapeutic healing programs involving animal interactions and ocean programs. We also spend time speaking with people on a one on one basis, speaking to them about our own personal experiences of losing loved ones to suicide and attempts of suicide so that they can learn from our heartbreaks and trials and tribulations and do not have to suffer like we did.

We have several facilities and business programs that allow us to take participants on these programs at low and reduced costs, in some cases no fees at all.

We know for a fact that we are making progress in the stories that we are told from the participants that go on our programs. Their willingness to help others after spending time with us and the interactions we have had. As an example, we have had one mother that wrote us and told us that if it was not for us she thought her daughter would have committed suicide. We do not share these experiences on social media, many times some of the work that we do is kept private to protects the privacy.

We have educated over 50,000 people at numerous events, we have been out doing public education programs in our community. We have held community outreach events at our home letting people know in our community that we are available as a resource. We have helped numerous people in healing treatments and programs, all have been very deeply grateful and told us that we have made a difference.

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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?

Yes

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?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Volunteers

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are one hundred percent volunteer run. We accept any demographic, age, race, religion, we do not discriminate whatsoever.