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HOPE COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE INC

Offering hope; helping to heal

aka Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse, Inc.   |   Kenosha, WI   |  www.hopecouncil.org

Mission

The mission of the Hope Council is to reduce the impact of substance use disorders in our community by providing education, prevention, intervention, and referral services.

Ruling year info

1969

Executive Director

Ms. Michelle Sandberg

Main address

6103 39th Ave.

Kenosha, WI 53142 USA

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Formerly known as

HOPE Council

EIN

39-1098683

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Hope Council is the premier organization in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, solely devoted to offering hope and healing by addressing the problems caused by alcohol and other drugs.

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?

Intoxicated Driver Program

Trained alcohol and other drug abuse assessors provide comprehensive assessments, referrals and education to clients arrested for operating motor vehicles while under the influence (OWI) in order to reduce further risk-taking behaviors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Eight hours (twelve hours if it is a drug violation) of educational programming is provided as a deferment to an underage drug / drinking violation through an agreement with local courts.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

*Substance abuse assessments are provided to individuals on a voluntary or court-ordered basis.
*Alcohol and other drug testing using nail clippings and blood spots are available without a doctor’s order. Referrals and appointments are welcome but not necessary.
*Too Good for Drugs – an evidence-based curriculum endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is available through the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse for any elementary school or program serving appropriately-aged children in Kenosha County. This 10-week program is offered in 30- to 60-minute per week sessions for kindergarten through fifth grades.
*Keep A Clear Mind – a five session substance abuse prevention program for 3rd & 4th graders. This program gives parents an opportunity to participate in the education process. Assignment books are given to the students to be completed by the student and an adult. Research shows that parents are still the most influential people in a child's life.
*Prevention-based Programming and Educational Activities – Programming on subjects related to substance abuse for children, youth and/or adults is offered at local schools, community centers, business settings, medical facilities and other places.
*Resource Library – A free lending library of books, videos/DVDs and brochures is available for anyone interested in learning more about substance abuse issues.
*Clearinghouse for Substance Abuse Resources – A listing of resources, including treatment providers, options, funding and support groups is available.
*Speakers Bureau – The staff of the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse has expertise in several areas pertaining to alcohol and other drug intervention, prevention, and referral services and is dedicated to enhancing knowledge through training and community education for all persons involved with, either directly or indirectly, alcohol and/or other drug abuse in the community. Speaker fees are based on ability to pay.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This programming assists families during times of crisis and to control the direction of their lives.
*I Am Special – Established in the 1980s as a project of the Hope Council, participants attend due to a loved one's substance abuse. There is programming for elementary-aged children, middle school- and high school-aged youth, and adults. These free programs are six weeks long and can be held at the Hope Council or in off-site locations.
*Supervised Visitation – This program provides either monitored or direct supervision for parents whom the courts have determined should be observed while interacting with their children. The cost for this program is a one-time administrative fee of $15 and $20 per hour of visitation. (Rates are subject to change.) Supervised Visitation hours are offered at times that are convenient to families we serve, such as evenings and weekends.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse envisions a community where:
• Alcohol and other drug prevention is an on-going, pro-active process involving many segments of the community;
• Addiction is understood as a disease free of stigma that can be successfully prevented and treated;
• Alcohol- and other drug-affected individuals and their affected family members can obtain services from qualified, caring providers who will actively listen and support the prevention, treatment and recovery needed to succeed in an alcohol- and other drug-free lifestyle.

The Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse works to provide education prevention, intervention and referral services to the community in order to accomplish the agency’s goals. This is done through support groups, community presentations and education, alcohol and other drug testing, and assessments.

The Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse has been providing services to the Kenosha community for over 50 years. The staff at the Hope Council has a collective 35 years of experience, and, with the help of our supporters, we are able to provide a variety of services to the community. We are a small but mighty agency, and one of the benefits of the size of the agency is that we can adapt quickly. We can add and enhance programming to meet the immediate needs of our community, so when immediate issues arise, we are able to respond to them.

In a changing environment with dwindling funding, the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse has existed for 50+ years. We've accrued 35 years of experience among our staff, and we've become an industry leader with the direct biomarker drug testing that is offered. And, we've done all this with minimal government funding.

Looking to the future, the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse's strategic plan is to continue providing the excellent service that the community has become accustomed to.

We will continue to offer education and support components (Loved Ones Group, UDAAP/DAAP, I Am Special for all ages, speaking engagements, Living Free, etc.) to the community and offer additional in-house group programming such as Loved Ones Group to help people with the trajectory of their lives. We are seeking opportunities for outreach and collaboration with other local organizations to offer programming onsite at other locations. And we intend to maintain qualified staff in order to provide this programming.

We will continue aspects of the Intoxicated Driver Program, including those that are also offered to the community at large (assessment, testing). We hope to market assessment and case management as well as direct biomarker drug testing while partnering with a local treatment provider in order for employers to screen potential employees due to employee shortage and costs to employ as well as offer assistance to employers who have employees on Performance Improvement Plans due to substance use disorders.

We will increase awareness & communication about the disease of addiction and the possibility of recovery as well as the services provided by the Hope Council on Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse. We will establish an internal calendar of events so that each month we are thoughtfully doing some sort of outreach for the community; we will increase the number of people who attend agency fundraisers; we will increase the amount raised at agency fundraisers; we will promote Social Action with an Attitude Greeting Cards; and we will hold an annual event that engages the entire community.

We will assist in building relationships between children and their non-custodial parents by initiating orientation and debriefing for noncustodial SV parents, offering parenting classes specifically for non-custodial parents, and providing a quarterly newsletter or monthly tips for non-custodial parents.

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 inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people, 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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HOPE COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE INC

Board of directors
as of 06/16/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Nina Taylor

Director Kenosha County Division of Workforce Development

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/15/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data