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Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, Inc.

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Hartford, CT   |  https://ccar.us

Mission

The
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) organizes the recovery
community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to 1) put a
face on recovery and 2) provide recovery support services. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other
drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end
discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove
barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway,
all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking
recovery, are treated with dignity and respect.

Ruling year info

2001

Principal Officer

Phillip Valentine

Main address

75 Charter Oak Avenue Bldg 1-305

Hartford, CT 06106 USA

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EIN

06-1584908

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Telephone Recovery Support

A recoveree receives a phone call once a week from a trained volunteer to "check in" and see how they are doing in their recovery.

Population(s) Served

CCAR Training builds and sustains an expanding community of recovery coach professionals that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time. To do this with excellence, we provide the gold standard of recovery coach training through an easily accessible online model, empowering quality recovery coaches throughout the state, nationally, and internationally; ensure that CCAR-trained coaches live and practice the CCAR Recovery Coaching fundamentals, by providing opportunities to learn the science while developing their art; meet the needs of the larger recovery community by creating and implementing new curriculum that speak to real world situations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

CCARs Young People and Family (YPF) Services are rooted in our Recovery Community Centers (RCC). We provide support for Young People and Families affected by substance use by offering peer-led, recovery support meetings either in-person, at our RCCs or virtually on Zoom. YPF Services participants have a chance to engage in advocacy efforts locally and statewide and participate in developing support networks within the established RCCs through personal meetings, presentations, and other promotional/networking activities.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Families

Launched in 2017, CCARs Emergency Department Program currently operates in 32 Connecticut hospital Emergency Departments (EDs). Our Recovery Coaches are skilled professionals who meet with patients admitted to an ED as a result of an opioid overdose or other drug or alcohol-related crisis. They support patients, family members, and hospital personnel and have demonstrated effectiveness in linking Emergency Department patients with treatment and community-based recovery resources.

Population(s) Served

Launched in 2020, CCAR's Department of Corrections (DOC) Program works with 8 DOC facilities and all 5 district parole offices. Our recovery coaches meet with returning citizens who are within 30 to 90 days from discharge. They provide seamless transition to community providers and recovery support services that are vital to re-entry success. In 2022, the program expanded to provide recovery coaches to the treatment communities inside 4 DOC facilities. The recovery coaches support incarcerated individuals and promote multiple pathways of recovery.

Population(s) Served

CCARs Jail Diversion Program works with the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) - Jail Diversion programs in Bridgeport, Hartford, and Waterbury. Our recovery coaches work to support individuals with substance use disorders in completing their Jail Diversion program requirements, helping to reduce incarceration rates for low-level offenses.

Population(s) Served

The Ocean Recovery Community Alliance (ORCA), founded in July 2020, is committed to preserving coastlines. Through impactful beach cleanups, our 1,000+ dedicated volunteers have removed an impressive 45,264 pounds of litter. Collaboration is central to our mission, as we partner with businesses, schools, and organizations to magnify our impact and advocate for positive change. Join us in creating a sustainable future, working together to ensure cleaner beaches, healthier oceans, and stronger communities.

Population(s) Served

Regardless of your location, we want to keep those in the Recovery community connected. Simply click on the name of the meeting or group youd like to attend on the calendar below, and youll be taken directly to the Zoom platform. All are welcome!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/27/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Maggie Young

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/14/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/14/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.