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Veterans Recovery Resources

Transforming the Culture of Care

aka VETS RECOVER   |   Mobile, AL   |  http://www.vetsrecover.org

Mission

Vets Recover will remove barriers to care, deliver quality integrated health care, and build a better community through recovery and connection. Our Vision is to build a thriving community where Service Members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families are receiving the care needed to accelerate overall well-being.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

John F. Kilpatrick

Main address

P.O. Box 41241

Mobile, AL 36640 USA

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EIN

47-4013431

NTEE code info

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Veterans Recovery Resources (VRR) is a community-based organization which seeks to remove barriers to high-quality mental health and recovery services for Veterans, First Responders and their families. The purpose of our programs is to mobilize resources within, and outside of, the Veteran recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. VRR will achieve this by building capacity for peer recovery support services within its organization and beyond. VRR’s interdisciplinary, trauma-informed and peer-infused outpatient treatment programs serve a vibrant and diverse community of service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF) as well as non-veterans, first responders, and other under-served populations in Southwest Alabama.

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?

Detox & Residential Treatment Program

Vets Recover currently offers state-certified out-patient treatment programs for Veterans, First Responders and their families in an interdisciplinary, trauma-informed practice. Through Community Integration, VRR developed a continually growing fellowship program to keep Veterans, First Responders and their families healthy, productive and engaged over the long-term. Veteran Peer Support and Community Engagement are at the core of our program.

VRR's Detox and Residential Treatment Facility is currently under construction in Mobile, Alabama and expected to be operational by Q1 2024. This will create the only Level III.7 medically monitored detox facility in South Alabama and only Veteran/First Responder-Specific residential evidence-based treatment for substance abuse disorders, post-traumatic stress and other co-occuring mental health issues, featuring Peer Support and Community Reintegration programs.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Military personnel
Emergency responders

Vets Recover offers a comprehensive continuum of professional and peer-based services for military service members, Veterans, First Responders and their families within an interdisciplinary, trauma-informed and community-based outpatient clinic. The CCBHC at Vets Recover meets the federal criteria for CCBHC.

Services presently available include primary medical care (for example, medication management, physical examinations), individual and group therapy or counseling, physical and occupational therapy, and peer support in an outpatient clinic. VRR also offers and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for substance use disorders specifically for Veterans & First Responders.

Recipients of services are also invited to join with other Veterans, First Responders, families, caregivers and survivors in outdoor recreational activities and opportunities to serve the Mobile community.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families
Emergency responders

Our peer-to-peer, Veteran-to-Veteran & First Responder program is at the center of recovery. Veterans Recovery Resources works in the community using a network of Veteran Peer Support specialists who have lived the problem and know what works.

We build networks of Veterans, first Responders and their families who support each other over a lifetime and extend the brother- and sisterhood they enjoyed while serving our country. Because the opposite of addiction is connection. Our Community Integration effort is informed by our Community Advisory Council which meets monthly.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families
Emergency responders

Where we work

Awards

Clinical Scholars Team of Fellows 2018

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Affiliations & memberships

Clinical Scholars, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program 2018

Community Leader in Operation Deep DIve, Research to Prevent Death by Suicide in Veteran Populations 2018

SAMHSA SM-21-013 CCBCH Expansion 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 clinic visits provided

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

Military personnel, Emergency responders, Veterans

Related Program

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic at Vets Recover

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Outpatient Clinic officially opened in the November 2018 and became a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in 2021.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

The Mission of Veterans Recovery is to remove barriers to care, deliver quality integrated health care, and build a better community through recovery and connection.

Our vision is to build a thriving community where Service Members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families are receiving the care needed to accelerate overall well-being. We are committed to building relationships and being intentional with every person who comes through our door.

Implement a novel and cost-efficient strategy for infusing peer support and community engagement into evidence-based mental health care for Veterans.

Facilitate true partnerships and collaboration between all local community Veterans' organizations, promoting a Culture of Health—no single provider can do this alone.

Form strategic alliances and partnerships with leading national Veteran organizations to leverage each others core competencies.

Establish a new local community of warriors who are willing to commit to a different mission together – that of promoting health and equity in their families, neighborhoods, and local communities.

In 2021, Veterans Recovery Resources became the first Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic in Alabama. We are a by-Veteran, for-Veteran interdisciplinary health team made up of physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists and a team of psychologists, social workers, peer support specialists and marriage, family and individual counselors.

We will open Detox (Level III.7) & Residential Treatment (Level III.5) Programs by Q1 2024.

The majority of our Board of Directors, Veteran Advisory Council, Operations and Clinical Teams are Veterans themselves, with the cultural-competency to serve military populations.

In 2021, VRR received a two year $4Mil CCBHC Expansion Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We achieved the CCBHC certification standards in December 2021. We have secured our permanent campus, located on a 3-acre parcel in the hospital corridor in mid-town Mobile, Alabama.

Our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic is open, we are seeing Veterans, First Responders and their families in a state-certified Enhanced Co-Occurring Intensive Outpatient Program. As of February 2022, VRR has served over 650 Veterans, First Responders and their families in our outpatient clinic.

We successfully requested an adjustment in the State Health Plan for 34 beds of residential detox and substance use treatment. We have secured the financing through capital campaign, new market and historic tax credits and are renovating a 19,000sf historic school building in Midtown Mobile to create the first Veteran-Specific Detox & Residential Treatment Facility in Alabama. We anticipate opening our Detox & Residential Treatment Facility in Q1 2024.

Mobile, Alabama is the first location. The goal is to establish additional facilities around the nation in each community where it is needed, drawing from the methods, processes and approaches established at the national coordinating location in Mobile.

Veterans Recovery Resources is committed to accountability and transparency.

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, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Veterans Recovery Resources

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Col Jerry Steele

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Ret)

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mike Dow

US Army Veteran - Vietnam

Term: 2022 - 2024

Henry Esham, DMD

Dentist

John Kilpatrick (Ex-Officio)

Veterans Recovery Resources

Deborah “Debb” Walker

CMSGT USAF (Ret)

Zach Aggen

MD, USA Health

Mike Fasano

Regions Bank

Robert Kennedy

Boys & Girls Club

James Wheeler

SGM, USA (Ret)

Quindola Crowley

LTC, USA (Ret)

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