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KY and SI Stroke Association (dba Kentuckiana Stroke Assoc)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Health, Health Support

Mission: We are 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of stroke through education and awareness

Results: Since 1999, we have educated over 16,000 people on the dangers of stroke and have helped provide over $8,000 in scholarship money for survivors to attend stroke camp each year

Target demographics: educate the public on stroke

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1000 people learn about stroke

Geographic areas served: Kentucky and Southern Indiana

Programs: speakers, educational seminars, volunteer opportunities, resource library, access to free stroke materials on prevention and recovery

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has helped so many with teaching the education a out strokes. Carrie Orman has done an amazing job with education and producing of many succesful events.

1 Jessica G.9

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has been an invaluable resource for our community!

1 Lynn H.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dedicated to educating the public about stroke prevention and awareness.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Kentuckiana Stroke Association is fulfilling such an important mission! We have made strides in reducing stroke mortality but incidence is not decreasing. Stroke is the #1 cause of disability and is 80% preventable. Education to the public about how to control risk factors and prevent stroke is indispensable! We need more of this work in the community!

1 Sandy O'Bryan - H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My sweet husband passed from complications from stroke Nov 2018
After that I was determined to help when i could.
The stroke association have been very comforting and helpful
And I learn alot through article they share. Thank you for all you do

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Stroke Association provides a great resource for our community for stroke information. The association participates in many health fairs throughout the community and businesses to increase awareness about risk factors, signs and symptoms of stroke.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been serving on the Kentucky and So. IN Stroke Association Board since we started the chapter of NSA here. NSA was great to help get us started. We have continued to grow and continue to fulfill our mission to provide education regarding stroke risks, symptoms and prevention. I work with stroke patients every day in my job as a rehab social worker and know how important it is to educate our community, our state, and our region. KSISA will continue to strive to educate and assist those impacted by stroke.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great group of people to work with! They do a great job of educating the public and connecting with stoke victims.

1 CEW2531

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit does an exceptional job working with dedicated volunteers and only one full-time staff member, its executive director, who provides exemplary leadership that uses the organization's limited resources to their best advantage. The education outreach through health providers and stroke survivors is first-rate.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization's dedication to educating Kentucky and Southern Indiana residents about stroke is outstanding. No opportunity is ever missed to have representatives appear at community and organizational gatherings to provide information that will inform and educate. Led by a dynamic one-woman executive director, Carrie Orman, the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association's outreach and effectiveness are even more astounding. She has the support of a cadre of volunteers and professionals who always answer her calls to rally in support of stoke education.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

as a stroke survivor I have found the Kentuckiana Stroke Association to be an invaluable source for materials related to stroke management and living with Stroke, They have also helped in finding resources for rehab products and services, as well as allowing a forum for open discussion between stroke survivors and their various needs, accomplishments and uplifting techniques and motivational stories.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great work for stroke patients. Ongoing activities to improve on stroke care.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband had a stroke 12 years ago. We love how Kentuckiana Stroke Assn. keeps us informed of new studies & community events. Carrie Orman is the best!!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Ky and SI stroke Association is a wonderful group of survivors helping other survivors!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter who now is 25 had a massive stroke at the age 11. It has been great getting information from Kentuckiana Stroke Assn, especially in those earlier days during her recovery.

They do a great job at supporting the cause and spreading the word.

1 Rhonda Baker P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband had a stroke at the age of 53 that left him unable to continue his career as a commercial pilot. We got involved with the KY and SI Stroke Association and have attended some of their events. This organization provides education and support for stroke survivors and caregivers as well as raising awareness about preventing and identifying stroke.

There is even a special group for younger stroke survivors.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Stroke Association is a vital part of our community, going above and beyond in providing stroke education and awareness. The risk of having a Stroke is great for each of us, the Stroke association gives us the knowledge so more will take the appropriate steps to lower their risk of a stroke.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

KSISA provides so much help to people regarding strokes and prevention of them. They have a great wealth of resources for those who have suffered stroke, and also for their families and caregivers. It’s a top notch non profit and we are very lucky to have its presence in our community.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We very much appreciate our relationship with the Kentuckiana Stroke Association. They are wonderful to work with. Their impact on our community is tremendous. William Boso- CEO, Southern Indiana Rehabilitation Hospital

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The KY and SI stroke Association has continued to provide expert education for the stroke population in the Greater Louisville area. They are able to provide resources that I do not typically have at hand. They are a great asset to the community!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Carrie Orman and the Kentuckiana Stroke Association does a fantastic job as a resource center to the public in general and to stroke survivors and their families.

Providing speakers and information on prevention, support groups, health fares, community events and much more. I highly recommend you contact them if you have a family member dealing with the effects of a stroke.

Dan Chitwood

1 Jane Cooper Van T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a stroke coordinator in Lexington this organization performs outreach, education and professional development for Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Kentucky has one of the highest mortality rates from stroke. This association's volunteers are vital to continuing to combat causes and disability from stroke.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Kentuckiana Stroke Association does a great job of promoting stroke awareness.

1 Deborah B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Kentuckiana Stroke Association is an organization that provides support, education and resources to anyone who has had a stroke. They also provide many opportunities to people in our community to learn how to prevent a stroke and to know what the symptoms of a stroke can be. I use KSISA as a valuable resource and will continue to do so. Deborah Boone, Service Coordinator, Fairington Apt of Clarksville IN

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Donor

Rating: 5

KSISA provides many resources, support groups and education to stroke survivors, their families and caregivers and to the community. Financial support primarily comes from fundraising. With one part time empliyee, an active Board of Directors and volunteers, KSISA works within our,local area and does an amazing job. For more information, contact KSISA. Deborah Boone

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

the Kentuckiana stroke association was there first, up front and center when I had my stroke. they were ready to assist me with the resources. I needed to begin my recovery.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

the ky and si stroke assoc was a great help to helping them with their many needme after I survived a stroke 14 years ago and helps others with educating people about the signs and symptoms of stroke ( that many are not aware of) they help stroke survivors find support groups when they need information on finding an abundance of helping facilities, medical help as well as well as many needs their stroke may have caused all in all stroke victims and survivors need some type of help in their life and this association is there to help and give them the information they are seeking it has been a godsend to me and helped me to be an independent person

1 Rebecca S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Association will work tirelessly to try to find solutions for your needs.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization helped me significantly after both of my parents experienced strokes.

Diane S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had a major stroke almost 2 years ago where I lost my ability to talk. With help with the speech portion I also had help dealing with the emotional aspects. Thank you!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Caregivers and families are never fully ready or know what to do after a stroke occurs. Recovery can be long and complicated. The resources and support that the Kentuckiana Stoke Association provides give families hope.

Cassidy Statzer C.

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is very focused on helping those impacted by stroke and their needs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Kentuckiana Stroke association partners within the community locally to ensure they have the funding and up to date resources to share with those in need. The mission is to prevent stroke by spreading awareness while assisting those who suffer from Stroke with recovery. Storkes can be devastating with lasting effects. This non-profit works from within our community to promote education, support and resources on Stroke awareness and recovery. They set themselves apart by the little to no overhead having only one employee so all the money is used to push their mission forward.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KSISA is a local non-profit that works from the roots of the community to promote education, support and resources on Stroke awareness and recovery. They set themselves apart by the little to no overhead having only one employee. They partner to ensure those in need get into contact with all those services available to them to help them prevent and recover from the devastating effects of Stroke.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very grass roots - works on a shoe string for Admin costs. Fund raises to support direct community and client services.

Leah P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The KY and Ind Stroke Association is awesome and they help so many patients! I highly recommend them to my current patients at the VA. They have support groups and a wonderful booklet that has multiple locations listed that assist Stroke patients. Its a must have for newly diagnosed.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A great organization that does wonderful things for the community!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization does a great deal to assist stroke survivors and their families in Kentuckiana, and also promotes stroke prevention at every opportunity.

Board Member

Rating: 5

When my healthy athletic son had a stroke at age 24, KY and SI Stroke Association came to the rescue with education, information and support. Exceptional Ex Director, Board and volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization's role in helping people to understand and prevent strokes is a huge service to the Ky & Southern In people. The fearless leader, Carrie Orman, never seems to sleep. She is dedicated to this organization way more than she is probably expected to be!!! As a 2 stroke survivor, I know how much the education and information the Kentucky & Southern Indiana Stroke Association provides is needed & needs to keep reiterating to everyone!!! Great job!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

The KSISA is a wonderful organization doing amazing outreach on a very little budget. It serves as a oasis for those struggling to find resources and support after a stroke has affected themselves or their family. It's volunteer troops are a great group of people who are neither wealthy or economically status, but work because they truly care about people who have had a stroke.

Donor

Rating: 5

One of my very best friends had a stroke when she had her first child at 22 years of age - 38 years ago. She is the reason that I am a donor of KSISA. The organization reaches out to educate and to help victims reach their full potential. I am a close observer of the hard work that goes on within the organization. I appreciate their dedication and commitment.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a long time volunteer with KSISA, I know how valuable their work is throughout both sides of the River. The excellent materials they offer for free are a great help in educating people from all walks of life. It is a very visible organization that reaches out to both large and small groups. KSISA is a very important charity in the fight against strokes

Terri30

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization providing education for stroke prevention as well as stroke recovery. I volunteer for this great organization because as an Administrator in a skilled nursing facility, I see the devastating effects of strokes daily. We need to support wonderful organizations like the Stroke Association who work diligently to educate and support patients and families whom are battling the effects of stroke.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Fabulous organization who does great education and outreach. When my healthy, athletic 24 year old son had a stroke for no apparent reason, Stroke Association was an invaluable source of information and support. Still is.

They do so much with so little. Stoke Association attends and hosts events year round. All handled by only one staff person and numerous volunteers.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently become a volunteer for the National Stroke Assn., Kentucky Chapter. My motivation was spurred by a stroke my grandmother suffered a few years ago. Stroke is SCARY, as the effects are so varied.
I decided to learn even more and "give back" to a group that helped us so much in dealing with Nanna's issues.
I've been so impressed with all the truly caring people that reach out to this community. Recently I "worked" an event where we did educational info, to help more folks be aware of warnings and signs of stroke or impending stroke. SO many people thanked us for this event.
I look forward to continue my "work" with the Stroke Assn and the fine folks who reach out in this time of need and despair, with hope and support.
Emily Gipe

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am both a Client Served and a Volunteer. My husband had a massive stroke 12 years ago and his health journey has been a constant roller coaster ride. The storke association has offered help and guidance but most important of all they are a compassionate heart that listens. The role of caregiver is often as difficult as being the patient. I know first hand you cannot handle it alone. The doctors and medical community can only give your so much support. The patient and caregiver both need emotional as well as physical support. I know when my husband has a new issue or need the Kentucky - Indiana Stroke Association will know where to send me. And when I am tired and overwhelmed they are always there to support. me.

1 Carrie44

Advisor

Rating: 5

This charity has helped so many people get involved with the community! There are hundreds of survivors and caregivers that answer the call when asked to volunteer. The Kentucky/S. Indiana chapter serves over 1000 people each year with stroke prevention and recovery education. With over 14 years as a chapter and still going strong, this small non profit packs a great punch!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very proud to know about our local chapter and to have met the Director. I think great support is needed. for this disease and for all the professionals who work with those affected by stroke. I have been fortunate enough to participate in a few fund raising events this year and was very proud to do so. Carrie is doing a great job raising awareness and has great support in her community. I hope to stay very involved with KSISA in the future in many ways.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to have the privilege of sitting on the board of the Ky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association. I have been a member of the board and have known Carrie Orman, the Executive Director, for close to 3 years now. Carrie works tirelessly to create awareness of the help and resources this organization can provide for anyone that has been affected by a stroke. She does this by overseeing fundraising and working tirelessly one event right after another. Her passion for this cause is evident as I have noticed she works many hours and takes a modest salary for her many efforts. She relies heavily on volunteers to help her and shows great appreciation for those that do volunteer their time to help this wonderful organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently moved to Louisville, KY and the day that I was packing the truck to move, my mom had a stroke. My grandma passed after having multiple strokes and we found out that my mom has had multiple strokes and didn't even know it. I wanted to become involved with an organization that helped to educate people on prevention, signs, warnings, etc., and my limited time with KSISA has shown me that they work very hard to give back to their community and the stroke patients and families that need the support. I am very impressed by their efforts. KSISA is the type of organization that you want to work with to provide them with more help/resources to be able to educate and serve more people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

KSISA does a tremendous job of getting out and educating the public about every aspect of strokes. If any business or group of any kind wants them on site, they are there in a heartbeat. I have been volunteering with them for over five years now. Unlike some, I don't have a family member or close friend that has had a stroke. What I have learned over the years is that strokes can touch anyone at any age, even if they are in good physical shape. Knowing the symptoms and getting immediate assistance is one of many of the important issues KSISA gets out there. Also providing excellent resouces so individuals can follow up with their concerns. In addition KSISA does amazing things with the small funding they receive. They wholeheartedly deserve the recognition fitting of their work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My mom had a stroke in 2008, and shortly after I got involved with KSISA. This organization is very close to my heart, and the work they do makes such a huge difference in the lives of so many. Stroke affects everyone differently; but, no matter the effects, your life is changed forever. The support system that KSISA provides is vital for those living with stroke, along with friends and family, to move forward.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with this organization to provide a statewide stroke awareness program during the baseball season in 2010. We collaborated with the Heart and Stroke prevention team in our state. We attended 4 minor league baseball games at each of our minor league teams. We provided educational information, video PSA, 1:1 interactions with professionals across the state providing a free blood pressure reading and stroke prevention information. In all of my interactions with this organization I felt there was a personal and professional commitment on behalf of the staff. They had statewide partnerships willing to stand in the hot sun and interact with attendees at the game. They are very professional in their interactions and committed to their mission.

Review from Guidestar

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Board Member

Rating: 4

My family has been touched by stroke several times, and I work with hundreds of victims of stroke throughout healthcare careers. A stroke can be devastating, but not being aware of the risks, or signs and symtoms to seek immediate help is unacceptable.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member of the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association, this organization assist many people within out community to educate them on prevention and to assist with recovery. The KSISA strives to educate everyone from children to adults. This mission is accomplished through public speaking, educational events, sponsorship of stroke clubs and camps, health fairs and much more. It is a worthy organization to support through time, treasure and talent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a stroke survivor, I am so thankful for KSISA and the support they gave me. My desire is that stroke awareness becomes so obvious to this community that everyone reacts immediately to the symptoms, and.....KSISA is striving to this end. Thanks for the leadership of KSISA in taking this desire seriously.

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

We are a chapter of National Stroke Association. The Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter serves our area. NSA has been helpful in many areas, providing materials, etc. and supporting us in our efforts.