Austin Recovery

Where the healing begins.

aka Austin Recovery   |   Austin, TX   |  http://www.austinrecovery.org/

Mission

Austin Recovery is a compassionate, community-based substance use disorder treatment provider that helps individuals and families rebuild their lives, free from drugs and alcohol.

Ruling year info

1969

Principal Officer

Mrs. Laura Sovine

Main address

4201 South Congress Suite 202

Austin, TX 78745 USA

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EIN

74-1609108

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) (F22)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Overdose from substance use disorder is now the leading cause of death for adults under 50, surpassing car crash fatalities last year. Austin Recovery has built innovative solutions in order to address the numerous obstacles that prevent access to life saving addition treatment. - Financial obstacles: Through public and private philanthropic support, Austin Recovery is able to give partial and full 30 day treatment scholarships for those affected by chronic homelessness or threatened homelessness, and supplement treatment for those who need help covering a portion of their out of pocket treatment costs. - Transportation obstacles: For many in our community, reliable transportation or access to public transportation is an ongoing obstacle which keeps them from seeking the help they need. Austin Recovery has partnered with two social service organizations in the Austin area to build satellite outpatient support.

Our programs

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

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Austin Recovery's programs include chemical dependency treatment services for Detoxification, Separate Men's & Women's Residential, a Women with Children Program, Separate Men and Women's Long Term Residential Program, Outpatient Programs, Aftercare and Alumni Programs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

CARF-Three Year Accreditation 2018

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Percentage of clients who needed some form of financial assistance, whether full or partial scholarship, payment plan, or sliding scale rates

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Percentage of clients reporting history of trauma

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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.

Austin Recovery seeks to create a system of care that accurately and adequately meets the growing need for affordable addiction treatment in our community through inspiring philanthropic participation, leveraging relationships to reduce overhead costs and reach clients, creating realistic and successful treatment plans, and motivating the community to see through the stigma of addiction in favor of the person who is struggling.

- Mobile outpatient: Austin Recovery, in partnership with People's Community Clinic and Mobile Loaves and Fishes Community First! Village, have created the state's first Mobile (satellite) Outpatient Program. With a dedicated counselor on-site at both locations, Austin Recovery is able to provide assessments, lead group sessions, and be available for staff.

- Our clinical leadership is continuously researching new and effective, evidence-based treatment plans to incorporate into our programming for our clients. We consider the realities of life following treatment and have a robust Alumni Program that supports clients in integrating their recovery after discharging and introduce coping techniques that have no obstacles for access.

- By engaging new and continuing donors in our growth and rebuilding, we give them a deeper sense of investment in our mission and work. Addiction is a community-wide problem and needs a community-wide solution.

- We educate our community on why supporting addiction treatment is critical to the success of the whole and why addiction should be viewed as a community health problem and not a crime.

With over 50 years of service to the Austin community, Austin Recovery has come back to the roots of the agency's start: to help those who have nowhere else to turn. We have restructured the organization since 2016 and implemented internal and external transparency to increase morale with our employees and our community. Our fundraising more than doubled from FY17 to FY18 and we are expected to eclipse fundraising expectations for FY19.

Accomplishments related to fiscal health include:
• Expanded the board from 15 members to 18 members, all donating, and all trained in governance and fundraising.
• Created a sliding fee scale model offering our services at affordable rates to the community, while increasing our self-fund census, thereby stretching out needed grant dollars.
• Completed the process of bringing all insurance billing in-house, saving the agency $180,000 per year.
• Created a new tool to make better decisions at admit in terms of financial risk and reward, thus capturing data that more accurately conveys actual collected rates from the various payers we have facilitating treatment for our clients.
• Opened new mobile outpatient programs inside of People’s Community Clinic and Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ Community First! Village, a low overhead way to serve more individuals in need; and made plans to open a residential detox in early 2019.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Austin Recovery

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Lynn Sherman


Board co-chair

Dawn Crouch

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