Enhancing Skills for Life

Empowering Those Living Without Both Arms

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Enhancing Skills for Life

EIN: 81-2619137


To educate, empower and connect those living without both arms or more.

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Founder and Executive Director

Shawn Johnson

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Community and economic development

Sports and recreation

Human services

Population served info

People with physical disabilities

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

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Skills for Life: Bilateral Upper Limb Loss Workshops

This unique triennial workshop includes a program that will feature a series of talks devoted specifically to issues faced by individuals missing both arms. Presenters will include individuals living with bilateral upper limb loss, family members, therapists, prosthetists, physicians and other health care professionals.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities

Topics range from kitchen gadgets, technology hacks, dressing, bathing, toileting, taking care of your caretaker, coping & grief, make-up & hair tips... anything to help one another do daily tasks more independently and decrease dependence on others.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

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Enhancing Skills for Life
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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

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Founder and Executive Director

Shawn Johnson

Occupational Therapist with 20+ years experience in upper limb loss rehabilitation. Founder & Executive Director, Enhancing Skills for Life, 501c3, Owner SSJ Rehab Services and chair of "Skills for Life: Bilateral Upper Limb Loss Workshops".

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Board of directors
as of 06/15/2023
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Board chair

Mike St Onge

Mara Hersbach

Harold Sears

Annae Jones


Karen Lundquist

Mike St. Onge

John Dombo

Stephen Kaestle


Summer Kozai

Organizational demographics

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Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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