Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance abuse (COPS)

Arresting addiction through spirituality

Kansas City, MO   |  www.copsakc.com

Mission

Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance abuse (COPS) mission is to promote healing in the community by embracing, supporting and empowering the people and their families who suffer from addictions and related problems, through basic life skills education and training.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Ms. Angela C Wesson

COO

Michaela Jordan

Main address

3534 Wabash Ave Ste 2

Kansas City, MO 64109-2535 USA

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EIN

26-4439275

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance Certified Outpatient Treatment

COPS is certified Outpatient Treatment with a spiritual foundation. COPS is an eight month treatment program with three level of advancement to completion.The first level is five weeks of attendance at three days a week. During this time the individual is given assignments and a weekly face to face session with a certified counselor. The groups are one hour each. Upon completing their assignments and duration of level I they advance to Level II.Level II is five weeks coming one day a week. They are given assignments that began to solidify the assignments from Level I. After completing all assignment and the duration of Level II they advance to Level III.Level III is once a month and during this phase of recovery they are to apply the information and the system they developed with the security of the program.If a relapse occurs they are encouraged to attend more groups for a period of time to be determined by the staff and individual.COPS has three men's transitional houses. The last house was opened July 2017. Two of the houses allow for six men  and is a structured environment. The other house is least restrictive environment and can house four men. The men are expected to seek employment or job training. Some chose to attend school for higher education or to obtain their Hi Step (GED) certificate. Employment is the beginning of a better, more productive life.

Population(s) Served

House Gibbor, House Exodus and House Israel Transitional Housing is housing that supports men recently released from prison, homeless and living in unsafe environments to have an opportunity to have safe housing, structure and community resources. This allows them to develop to their full potential and become a positive member of their community.House Exodus was opened in July of 2017.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Accreditations

Certified Outpatient Treatment 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Catholic Charities USA 2009

Dress for Success Worldwide, New York 2010

Special Olympics, Inc. 2015

FIRST CALL 2019

KC Recovery Coalition 2020

Dept of Mental Health 2021

Probation & Parole 2021

Warehouse Man Training 2021

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 people no longer couch surfing or doubling up with others as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Adults, Indigenous peoples, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance Certified Outpatient Treatment

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

These client came into the program homeless, dependent on alcohol and other drugs and unemployed some diagnosed with mental health issues. They became employed, with mental health issues addressed.

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

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

Men and boys, Seniors, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Transitional Housing

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

The client are attending groups on Basic Life skills, such as, cooking, cleaning, shopping, parenting, family reengagement, finance, job traing programs, anger management and mental health treatment.

Number of adults with disabilities receiving sufficient social and emotional support

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

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance Certified Outpatient Treatment

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019 COPS hired a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to address the mental health issues of the client. She diagnosis for mental helth issues and becomes case manager to those who need these service.

Number of treatment and support plans that include behavior support plan

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

Adults, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance Certified Outpatient Treatment

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each client completes and assessment and treatment plan upon entering program. They are addressed and measured for completion of goals set by client and counselor. Goals are completed by a set time

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

COPS goal is to assist individuals (males and females, eighteen years and older) and their families to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually from the effects of substance abuse, misuse and addiction through education, employment, family engagement, life skills training and spirituality. These areas of assistance leads to a better life, increased positive values and a strong and healthy community. To define long term recovery the person will become securely employed or attain higher education. They will develop a recovery support system to assist with maintaining sobriety, become spiritual (not necessarily religious) and to display positive values and support within their family and community for a year or longer.
Another goal reached is a collaboration with certain outside agencies to work with the person and their family to strengthen all involved with the person in crises. We have added the LPC to diagnose the mental health issues along with substance use disorders to become able to address all of the individuals needs.

COPS is certified outpatient treatment and recovery support. Outpatient treatment allows the individual to develop tools to overcome their drug and alcohol dependence/addiction. The individual is given an initial assessment for a diagnoses of the degree of their addiction/dependence. Outpatient treatment is eight months with three different levels. The first level is intensive with the individual attending three days a week, random drug testing and weekly face to face sessions with a certified substance abuse (SA) counselor, level II is once a week, random drug testing and weekly face to face sessions with a certified  SA counselor. Level III is once a month, random drug testing and weekly face to face sessions with a certified SA counselor. Level three is considered recovery support. Recovery support helps the individual maintain their recovery with life skills assistance.  COPS has three men's transitional houses to assist men in becoming more stable in their recovery. During their stay the men attend outpatient treatment/recovery support groups, receive weekly face to face sessions with a certified counselor. The are referred to job training programs and receive certificates upon completion. The are referred to outside agencies when necessary and in their best interest.

COPS hires certified substance counselors to facilitate the groups and a licensed practical counselor to give a diagnosis on the individual during their initial assessment. . The program hires individuals from within the program  to become recovery support peer workers. COPS pays for these individuals to become certified peer workers through a grant. Once the individual is certified the will be receive a salary to continue their education in this field.

The program is now able to assist 16 men with housing and certified outpatient treatment. Due to COVID-19 COPS groups and individual sessions are remote but still beneficial to the client. The program has connected with two organization to assist with funding so that individuals who have been incarcerated or limited job skills to be enrolled in job raining and extended stay in the recovery houses. This allows them to become more stable in their recovery.

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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Persons involved in addiction and or dependence, homeless, no or limited education, dysfunctional family structure and mental illness.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys,

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The LPC was hired to address mental health needs. This allows the recovery house to be a stable environment for the individual and other residents.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    They feel more inclusive in the decision making for their individual needs. They have opened up more about their concerns, fears and lifestyle and the needs that arise from this.

  • 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 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,

Financials

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Counselors Obediently Preventing Substance abuse (COPS)

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

Mrs Rainy Cadenhead

DST

Term: 2015 - 2018

Angela Wesson

COPS

Phyllis Whiteside

Parker Arts and Frames

Rainey Cadenhead

DST Systems

Vershon Haywood

Palestine Missionary Baptist Church

Derrick Davis

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/05/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/05/2021

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.