Avenues 12, Inc.

aka Avenues 12 Women's Recovery Houses   |   Daytona Beach, FL   |  http://www.avenues12recoveryhouse.com


Our purpose is to provide structured and stable environments for women recovering from the disease of addiction.
We set the highest standards of care to enable personal growth, a foundation of development for long term recovery, and improving the quality of life while becoming a productive member of society.

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Florida has reached epidemic proportions of drug overdose deaths. Since 2014, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids, heroin, and fentanyl.
A recent study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University revealed that girls and young women commonly initiate substance abuse during these crucial years. Often, their reasons for trying drugs are tied to the stress and pressures experienced in this transitional period. Sometimes, the causes of drug use in young women are rooted much deeper.
While males tend to externalize their stress with aggression and delinquency, females have a tendency to internalize their reactions to stress. In most cases of severe stress, young women become depressed and withdrawn. According to the survey, 41 percent of young women report their inability to cope with stress as the main reason for using drugs.
We are here to help change the lives of women. Avenues 12 makes a difference!

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CRRA, Executive Director

Mrs. Kay Hayes

Board President

Ms. Caryn Baker

Main address

204 South St.

Daytona Beach, FL 32114 USA

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Short Term Assistance for Long Term Results

The Community Assistance Program is designed to assist women in our local communities that are in need of Avenues 12 substance abuse recovery program. We are that helping hand to get women off the streets and back into society. This program is designed to financially assist residents during their first 2 weeks - 30 days or as a subsidy disbursement during their residency at Avenues 12. Every donated dollar will cover 100% of their cost until they become employed and self-sufficient.
This allows our residents the time they need to begin working a strong recovery program, get counseling services, become employed, and move towards their future goals in life. When they have become employed, they will cover their own expenses. This would alleviate the stress from being in debt before they become independent or as a temporary financial aid in case a pecuniary emergency develops during residency.
Our past history has shown us that women in early recovery stages are so overwhelmed by the time they receive their first paycheck, or if a critical financial responsibility emerges during their residency, they decide to leave before they can experience the joy of a new life free from the bondage of addiction and the entire process starts over again. It becomes a vicious cycle. We want to break the cycle and give a solution for our residents so they may become productive members of society again.
We collaborate with specialized, experienced, and reputable professionals to reinforce the achievements of our residents, including: counseling services, job placement, and various volunteer services to enhance our program. Residents have a safe, supervised, and sober environment in which to live for long term recovery needs.
We teach residents a new way of living. They start with simple changes to their activities of daily living, such as cooking, cleaning, employment obligations, and a productive routine for life skills. Residents begin job searching 24 hours after entry, Monday – Friday (9:00 am-3:00pm) until they become employed. 90% of the residents who enter Avenues 12 are employed within the first 30 days of entry. We require residents to fully participate in an active 12 step recovery program and to seek professional counseling. Residents build a network with sober people, who are themselves, productive members in the community.

Avenues 12 immediate goal is to assist with housing needs for a minimum of five (10) residents per month who are considered indigent. Our overall goals are to continue our successful recovery program for residents and to redirect services towards resident’s advancement for long term recovery and their future aspirations. We continue to strengthen our infrastructure to accommodate our new outreach program and remain consistently secure with our program criteria and outcomes.
Thank you for your support.

Kay Hayes – CRRA, Executive Director
Avenues 12 Women's Recovery Houses

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There is a relatively high prevalence of alcoholism and illicit drug use found among individuals who lack health insurance coverage, are unemployed, have 9 to 11 years of schooling, have never been married, who have dropped out of school, or reside in households with fewer than two biological parents (Office of Applied Studies, 2008). Although the socioeconomic status of its staff and residents vary greatly, Avenues 12 Women's Recovery Houses primarily consist of and serve the above needy populations. We as an organization seek to provide services to those who are too often denied access to them through life circumstance. We close the gap in services and provide an opportunity to change. Many of our residents have improved the quality of their lives through furthering their education, increasing their income, and obtaining a career. As an organization we are proud to be of service to lower and middle class America.

Avenues 12 offers four levels of housing operated by women for women. Our Newcomer, Intermediate, and Advanced Houses meet the needs of beginners while progressing to long term sustainability in our Sober Living Apartments. Our staff works closely with each member as they advance in the four levels of the program.

Our residences are supervised by live-in female managers who emphasize responsibility, accountability, and zero tolerance to drugs and alcohol. We encourage honesty and integrity. Women learn and develop communication and relationship skills in a supportive family environment.

We have a clear understanding of women's issues, from relationships and reunification with family members, to rebuilding self-esteem and self-respect. We direct our members to utilize outside counseling services with specialized, experienced, and reputable professionals.

We require attendance at 12-step meetings. We are located near several 12-step meetings throughout the day and evenings. Our program is further reinforced through one-on-one and weekly house meetings.

Avenues 12 has made a positive impact in our surrounding communities since our inception in 2009. Our structured residences provide women with an established and respected recovery environment. We have continuing collaborations with a wide variety of external agencies to assist in our organizational effort, including, but not limited to; counseling services, job placement, training programs, and various volunteer services. Avenues 12 is designed to provide recovery residences that help integrate women back into the community and into healthy, functional relationships.

Avenues 12 Women's Recovery Houses are certified through the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR), which is an affiliate of the National Alliance of Recovery Residences (NARR). FARR certifies compliance with NARR standards that define the quality and spectrum of recovery oriented housing and services for those recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. We are also a member of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA).

Our paid staff consists of a highly qualified Executive Director, Program Director, and five (5) full time Managers. We have increased our staff from three (3) – five (5) full time live-in female managers to accommodate the needs of our members over the course of two (2) years. The staff is responsible for the functioning of the organization's; day-to-day program implementation; supervision and documentation of member's progress; and FARR, NARR, and Avenues 12 organizational standards.

Avenues 12, Inc. has an effective board leadership and governance that helps to ensure that our non-profit can operate to its fullest capacity.

Avenues 12 collaborates with a variety of social service agencies and community programs, including, but not limited to: Stewart-Marchman Act -WARM program, Spruce Creek Mental Health, 2nd Harvest Food Bank, The Coalition for the Homeless, One Voice for Volusia, United Way – Women's Initiative of Volusia/Flagler Counties, Healthy Volusia, Daytona Regional Chamber Non-profit Roundtable, Florida Nonprofit Alliance, Ormond Beach and Daytona Regional Chambers, and the Substance Abuse Task Force. Daytona State College (DSC), DSC Nursing Program, University of Central Florida (UCF), and Bethune/Cookman College have partnered with Avenues 12 with both their Internship and Externship programs. We are a continuing participant of the Home Depot-Framing Hope Partnership through the Good 360, since 2014.

Since our inception in 2009 we have managed to get the attention of a variety of organizations and donors to assist in our mission and vision.

Over the course of seven years we have expanded our bed capacity from 12 - 58.
Do to the delicate nature of working with vulnerable women, our non profit organization strives to make their lives better. We have worked with over 900 women and helped to change the course and empower theirs lives.

We are striving to meet our goals of raising additional funding to continue our successful program and strengthen our infrastructure. We hope to resolve our funding issues to maintain our constantly growing educational opportunities for the women we serve and our dedicated employees.


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Avenues 12, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/02/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Caryn Baker

Avenues 12 Inc.

Term: 2016 - 2018

Board co-chair

Mr. Andrew Barboza

Treasurer Avenues 12, Inc.

Term: 2016 - 2018

Margaret Irish

Stars and Stripes, Washington DC

Michael Rodriguez

Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A., Daytona Beach

Judith D Davidson

7th Judicial Circuit , Daytona Beach

Douglas Lovett

Co-founder & Portfolio Manager at D2 Capital Management

David Strohecker

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Andrew Barboza

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Kathy Smith

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Laura Nogaj

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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