THE ROAD TO HOPE INC.

Nobody said it would be easy, they said it would be worth it!

aka The Road to Hope   |   Elyria, OH   |  www.road-to-hope.org

Mission

The Road to Hope House, Inc. is a drug and alcohol free, residential facility in Lorain County. The goal of The Road to Hope is to provide an abstinence-based, twelve step environment within which the addicted person receives the support, guidance and faith necessary to become a productive member of our society, while living in accordance with a regimen of daily sobriety. Personal Responsibility is at the heart of our program. Our residents are required to have a sponsor, attend AA meetings and must gain employment. The expectation is that our residents develop and hone the discipline and attributes necessary to successfully integrate back into the community and leave our facility after a relatively short period of time. Our successful residents re-integrate happier, healthier, motivated and committed to the twelve-step way of life as they return to their families, society and into the active twelve step community.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Mr. Jeffery Kamms

Main address

158 Irondale Avenue

Elyria, OH 44035 USA

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EIN

30-0448081

NTEE code info

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Incidents of substance abuse and overdose deaths are on the increase in our area as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are scheduled to open a 16 bed NARR certified Level 2 and Level 3 recovery housing for men in Erie County on April 1, 2021. We are scheduled to open a 16 bed NARR certified Level 2 housing for men in Lorain County by May 1, 2021. This will open 16 Level 3 beds for men at our Lorain County facility. Most residents begin in Level 3 recovery housing.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Recovery Housing

The RTH, provides long term housing and recovery services to those in need. We provide an alcohol and drug free environment that supports residents on their road to long-term recovery. Residents benefit from peer support, accountability, intensive case management, community outreach, employment assistance, help with resume writing, basic life skills, banking and budgeting, and gain valuable relapse prevention skills.
The RTH has utilizes a recovery plan system to measure each residents progress toward achieving predetermined goals. Resident goals are mutually derived between the resident and their program director as a peer driven exercise. The program director and the resident, at move-in, complete an Initial Needs Assessment. This assessment provides necessary demographic data along with basic and long-term needs of the resident. Immediate needs, including food assistance, medical coverage ,and a drug and alcohol assessment are done within the resident’s first week. The program director and the resident meet every 30 days and determine progress toward goals and establish new goals as needed. We continue to update our recovery plan system and analyze the data collected to improve the success of our residents and enhance the quality of our program.
A resident’s first 30 days are considered an engagement period. Resident’s activities are restricted to treatment, recovery group attendance, and interaction with peers in the home and recovery group mentors. Employment and weekend passes are not available during this period. Family members can visit at the facility. We can provide various pathways for their rent to be paid during this period.
Daily check-ins are conducted between a staff member and the resident for the first 6 months. These check-ins list the resident’s activities, appointments, court dates, and treatment activity. These allow the resident and staff to address any issues, needs, concerns, and questions daily.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Accreditations

Ohio Recovery Housing 2019

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

1. Continuous improvement of our Resident Goal Plan system.
2. Monitor and improve all resident outcome data derived from resident goal plans.
3. Complete all capital projects in progress.
4. Acquire remaining funding for The Village, women with children recovery housing project for Lorain County.

The RTH has utilized a recovery plan system, since 2016, to measure and record each residents progress toward achieving predetermined goals. Resident goals are mutually derived between the resident and their program director as a peer driven exercise. The program director and the resident, at move-in, complete an Initial Needs Assessment. This assessment provides all the necessary demographic data along with basic and long-term needs of the resident. The program director and the resident will meet every thirty days and determine progress toward goals and establish new goals as needed.
The goal plan system allows us to collect data from each resident and measure overall progress of the individual and the program. Statistics include;
1. Resident engagement : number of residents who stay past the initial 1-month engagement period.
2. Success rate : Number of successful residents after 1-month engagement period
3. Stability in housing : Length of stay at RTH.
4. Social connectedness : Activity in a program of recovery, ie.12- step sponsorship and homegroup.
5. Abstinence from drugs and alcohol : Months of sobriety
6. Fiscal responsibility : fine and bill payment while residing at the RTH.
7. Employment : Initial and departure resident employment.
These statistics are tracked by facility and collectively as an organization. The program staff reviews this data quarterly to determine the need for corrective action in a particular facility, or as an organization.

1. The Mental Health and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board of Lorain County has established the need for women with children recovery housing. The Road to Hope is actively pursuing public funding for our Village project through both the MHARS Board and the Lorain County Commissioner's office.
2. The Board of Directors has been tasked with obtaining funding opportunities for this project.
3. The Executive Director and Grants Administrator are identifying private funding sources.

All RTH recovery homes are certified by Ohio Recovery Housing (ORH). Certification requires us to comply with national standards, policies, and procedures that ensure quality recovery housing to our residents. Our Executive Director serves as Vice President of the Board of ORH. Our board has encouraged his participation in recovery housing at the state and national level.
Our recovery plan system has provided our residents with the tools needed for successful long-term recovery. This process prepares a resident for effective employment opportunities, encourages personal and fiscal responsibility, and develop as assets to our community.
We have developed a strong relationship with the Lorain County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. The MHARS board has provided funds through their Recovery Housing Initiative for the past 3 years. They have also been instrumental in their support with The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide 3 capital improvement grants and State Opiate Response grants for the last 3 fiscal years.

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 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Program directors improved communication and feedback to potential residents on the waiting list.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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THE ROAD TO HOPE INC.

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. David Knox

Road to Hope inc.

Term: 2020 - 2022

Kenneth Dunbrook

Larry Karkoff

Gene Cummings

David Knox

Andrew Kaizer

Margaret O'Bryon

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/08/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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 help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.