AKAL INSTITUTE

Turning Scars into Stars

Rancho Santa Fe, CA   |  http://akalinstitute.org/

Mission

The mission of AKAL is to develop integrated wellness center(s) that can be deployed across the U.S. and are designed and operated in a manner that provides a cost-effective, success-driven approach to addiction recovery transitional living to restore individuals to self-sufficiency. To achieve transitional living, it is necessary to have facilities that provide inpatient services and outpatient services including therapy, job training, employment, and sober living. Within these facilities and programs come special requirements for men and women. Harness the power of technology and the dedication of skilled, knowledgeable professionals to serve and care for our clients and their families, enabling them to achieve their potential and live fuller, more rewarding lives.

Ruling year info

1991

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Mr. Pham Chopra

Corporate Operations Officer

Mr. Ed Bennett Jr.

Main address

PO BOX 200

Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 USA

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EIN

54-1511748

NTEE code info

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The lack of power is the dilemma: The condition is helplessness and hopelessness the individual is not able to access the power to initiate healing to awaken the healer within. The intellectual mind has a distorted perception of the three basic human relationships Relationship with self-Relationship with others Relationship with the innermost self to access the Absolute Power Via The sympathetic nervous system/ Subconscious mind We use subjective technology to reconstruct the relationship of the individual with a higher source of Power to Awaken the healer within Vital life force we had to sympathetic nervous system and the subconscious mind To reconstruct the relationship with others, to reconstruct the relationship, one’s self. This is done by uncovering and discovering and discarding that which is blocking us from the source of power. We use a simple set of principles spiritual in nature.

Our programs

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

AKAL Integrative Wellness Center - Shenandoah Wellness Park

The Shenandoah Wellness Park is a rejuvenation center and healing retreat in a unique and special environment. The SWP offers serenity and care to rehabilitate and nurture the body, mind and spirit of us all, specifically our deserving veterans, those suffering from damaging addictions and athletes with trauma injuries.

Objective and benefits of Shenandoah Wellness Park project serve a dual purpose:
1). Provide a stable, recurring and self-sufficient funding source for philanthropic mission; defined at www.akalinstitute.org .
2). Give back in the form of economic development to a very special place in our hearts, Elkton, VA through partnership with local leaders.

The Strategic plan is to expand to a national footprint in select locations (California, Colorado, Arizona)

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Veterans

Where we work

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.

• Provide a healing environment under structured conditions
• Transitional living Wellness Centers (post tratment)
• Using Integrative Wellness Techniques
“Awakening the Healer Within”
Spirit Mind and Body -Vis Medicatrix Naturea
Vocational Training

Using Eastern and western evidence-based methodologies as needed Restoration Methodology

A set of Simple Practical Principles Based on Good Orderly Living tools that is customized to individual needs.
To Restore Individuals suffering from destructive Addictive behaviors And Special challenges Aging Brain injury and other ailments to Self Sufficient Happy Useful and Productive lives

The organization is Comprised of:
• The integrative Wellness Complex
• Centers and Retreats
• Customized Integrative Transitional Living Centers
• Retreats Both for the challenged and Individuals seeking rejuvenation
To address the needs of challenges such as Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorders Prevalent in specific communities. Additionally, to provide flexible customize programs addressing the needs of everyone.

• AKAL Transitional Living Centers Our group living environments are stepping stones for recovering individuals to fuller healthier responsible, self-sufficient and happy lives.
• AKAL Financial Services- Provides a variety of banking programs and financial training to recovering alcoholics and substance abusers.
• AKAL Industries- Our for-profit holding company that serves as the engine for our self-sufficient, social entrepreneurial structure.
• AKAL Capital- is a revolving line of credit for the development of Facilities for destructive addictions. Treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse.
• AKAL Thought- Is our think tank and advocacy group that impacts public policy issues affecting the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse destructive addictions
• AKAL Real estate investment trust, specializing in sober living facilities Operationally, In planning Akal Integrated Wellness Centers. (Customized to local needs-and individuals within each center)
• Integrated Wellness Retreat - “Spirit Mind Body”

Since the inception of the AKAL Institute in 1988, there have been many patients, partners and friends that were made along the way. Today, almost three decades later, the AKAL Institute has the great of fortune of maintaining these relationships with healers, doctors, medical practitioners and entrepreneurs. As the AKAL Institute continually learns from its friends and partners, it passes on the lessons to its community.

In place today...
Mentoring and Sober Coaching:
Sober Coaching is one of the way we offer our clients practical, pragmatic and person-centered learning tools to assist in their personal battles. A Sober Coach is someone trained and interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery by serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking, or in recovery.

We provide a level of accountability that the recovering community cannot be expected to provide and a connection to the client in their own living environment that treatment programs are simply unable to offer.

Residential Rehabilitation and Recovery Housing
Shenandoah Wellness & Transitional Living Center is a safe and healthy living environment that promotes recovery of injured athletes, veterans with PTSD/Trauma disorders and those affected by substance abuse with participation based on pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, biking, socials and meditation. We seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.

The program is committed to improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and economic well being of the participants enabling them transition back into a healthy and fulfilling life.

All properties are wholly owned by the founder free and clear. This location holds a special place in the founders heart. THis very place is where he had a deep, meaningful experience that restored him to happy, useful and whole life.

These properties were acquired to serve the highest good of all concerned by enriching the use of the land and to add value for the local community.

In 2018, the founder donated the Shalimar to the non profit, Akal Institute Foundation (created in 1988).

Financials

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Operations

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

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AKAL INSTITUTE

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Pham Chopra

AKAL Institute

Term: 1988 -

Pham Chopra

Founder & CEO

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 04/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability