LifeGR

Proudly Serving Our American Heroes

aka LifeGR   |   Ada, MI   |  LifeGR.org

Mission

LifeGR® is a national leader in Post Traumatic Stress Growth and Reconstruction® (PTSGR) therapy, Adrenaline Therapy®, and SheWillStay®, working tirelessly to put an end to suicide among our military, veterans, and first responders.

Ruling year info

2018

CEO

Jesse Johnson-Brower

President

Tara Johnson-Brower

Main address

PO Box 1033

Ada, MI 49301 USA

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EIN

82-3927539

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

LifeGR® is a national leader in Post Traumatic Stress Growth and Reconstruction® (PTSGR), and Adrenaline Therapy®, working tirelessly to put an end to suicide among our military, veterans, and first responders.

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?

SheWillStay®

Loving traumatized people can bring a different dynamic to family life. We understand this can affect the hero's spouse, significant other, children, and loved ones in unique ways...We have walked in similar shoes and are here for you.

SheWillStay® provides the growth and support needed to empower our Hero’s wives and significant others to better understand their partner, and improve their essential relationships.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Emergency responders

There is a stigma that has been placed on our heroes that is is unacceptable to enjoy the rush of war, the flood of adrenaline received when dispatch calls out a critical situation, or the “high” felt when the alarm sounds.

It’s okay to love life’s adventures…it’s normal. Embrace it!

LifeGR’s Adrenaline Therapy® provides our heroes with exciting experiences that triggers their body to create the powerful hormone adrenaline, followed up by world class life/performance coaching. These two elements done correctly will breath life back into our warrior heroes.

Enjoy life and embrace the fact that you LOVED what you did…and GET YOUR HOPES UP!

Population(s) Served

The Post Traumatic Growth Inventory applies the doctoral studies of Dr. David Beach, mental health director at LifeGR®. Rather than utilize current medical models, which don’t appear to be working for many survivors, we shift our focus from post-diagnosis symptom management to post-diagnosis growth and reconstruction as developed by the authors of the Post Traumatic Growth Inventory (PTGI).

PTSGR walks trauma survivors down the path to realizing their new normal. Our program has proven to so effective treating PTS that it is being researched and used in over 95 counties around the world.

*After a six month review half of those who completed at least six months of PTSGR scored low enough in symptom severity to warrant a reassessment for PTSD.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders
Veterans
Emergency responders
Military personnel
Veterans
Emergency responders
Military personnel

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 veterans with PTSD served

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

Emergency responders, Military personnel, Veterans, People with physical disabilities, People with intellectual disabilities

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of clients who show a measurable decrease in PTSD symptoms

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

Emergency responders, Military personnel, Veterans, Retired people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Total number of counseling sessions performed

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

Veterans, Military personnel, Retired people, Emergency responders

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

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.

LifeGR® will continue adding value to the lives of our nation's heroes by reintroducing personal significance, joy, relational growth, and for many their life's new normal.

Since 2017 LifeGR® has been a national leader in Post Traumatic Stress Growth & Reconstruction therapy. Our statistics accurately prove that within six months of beginning our PTSGR program, over 50% of our heroes previously diagnosed with PTSD show low enough symptom severity to warrant a reassessment of diagnosis. (In lay terms within six months half of our heroes in the PTSGR program have improved enough to drop the label PTSD.)

The LifeGR SheWillStay® program is specifically for the wives or significant others in relationships with heroes working through trauma. With over an 85% success rate, SheWillStay® continues to provide the skills and education to restore relationships, families, and lives.

LifeGR’s Adrenaline Therapy® provides our heroes with exciting experiences that triggers their body to create the powerful hormone adrenaline, followed up by world class life/performance coaching. These two elements done correctly will breath life back into our warrior heroes once again.

LifeGR® is fully capable of meeting our goals. Year after year our vision grows, our mission becomes more intentional, and our supporters find value in continuing their gifting. We are overly responsible with the resources that we are blessed with, and budget for each and every aspect of our charity.

LifeGR® started as a Grand Rapids, MI, based counseling center specific to combat veterans suffering from PTS. Over the years we have grown to a national organization serving veterans and first responders.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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LifeGR

Board of directors
as of 5/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tara Johnson-Brower

LifeGR®

Term: 2021 - 2025

Tara Johnson-Brower

Isagenix®

Jesse Johnson-Brower

Accredited Petroleum Association®®

Dennis Gale

Independent Bank® (Retired)

Justin Cole

Secrest Wardle®

Sean Gaddy

HeroRaise®

Organizational demographics

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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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

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