Austin Recovery Network

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

Mission

The mission of Austin Recovery Network is to provide a network of compassionate, community-based, person-centered care to those impacted by substance use disorders, regardless of race, gender, age or station... because EVERYONE is worthy of recovery.

Ruling year info

1969

Principal Officer

Ashley Ellison

Main address

2007 University Ave

Austin, TX 78705 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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

University High School

University High School (UHS), Austin’s only sober high school, serves teens 9th-12th grade students in recovery from substance use disorders. UHS provides high quality, accredited academics while enaging students in wrap-around programming that supports their recovery and emotional health.

Population(s) Served

Austin’s largest social program for youth in recovery, Keystone APG, offers engaging, peer-based, social opportunities that show teens how much fun sobriety can be. Programming is scheduled five days per week during evenings, weekends and school vacations when youth are at highest risk for relapse. Keystone also offers a menu of services for caregivers including peer-led groups, special topic sessions and individual support.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
Caregivers
Parents
Substance abusers
Young adults
Adolescents
Caregivers
Parents
Substance abusers

Where we work

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 Network

Board of directors
as of 03/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lynn Sherman

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