Hill Country Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Inc.

A Dawning of Hope and Healing

aka Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc.   |   Kerrville, TX   |  www.hccada.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide comprehensive substance abuse recovery and behavioral health services to help individuals and families achieve and maintain a healthy and productive lifestyle. This is accomplished through comprehensive treatment and prevention methods guided by a philosophy of mutual concern and responsibility.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse would like to have a continuum of services by expanding our Behavioral Health Services with the addition of more counseling staff. Increasingly, we are working with families, and that work imposes additional ethical and treatment demands on the services we provide. Having additional staff will allow us to do more to solve problems of addictions; we simply need the funding to do so.

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Geoffrey Bryce Elliott PhD

Quality Management Director

Mrs. Pauline Stewart Poff

Main address

102 Business Drive W

Kerrville, TX 78028 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

74-2607737

NTEE code info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

HCCADA offers supportive outpatient treatment for substance abuse and related services, primarily but not exclusively to clients in straitened financial circumstances. We work to help people of all walks of life to overcome addictions and return to being productive, engaged members of society.

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?

DWI INTERVENTION PROGRAM

TEXAS DWI REPEAT OFFENDER PROGRAM Article 42.12, Section 13(j), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of subsequent DWI offenses to attend a program for "repeat offenders" approved by TCADA. Failure to complete the program will result in the offender’s license being revoked until the program has been completed. This standardized program is 32 hours in length and is designed for multiple DWI offenders and/or others who have alcohol/drug related problems for which the first offender program was not designed to address. The program purpose is to intervene in the alcohol/drug abusing lifestyles of the offenders in order to encourage entry into treatment where indicated as well as to prevent further substance abuse related problems. Specific course topics include lifestyle issues, values, self-esteem, positive thinking vs. irrational beliefs, responsibility, physiological/psychological effects of drugs, alcoholism, chemical dependency, how drug abuse effects family members, co-dependency, Al-Anon, treatment options, l2-Step Self-Help Groups, peer pressure, relapse prevention, problem solving and action planning.

Population(s) Served

TEXAS DWI EDUCATION PROGRAM:  Article 42.12, Section l3(h),Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and successfully complete an educational program certified by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Failure to complete the program within l80 days (unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender's license being revoked. The license cannot be reinstated until the educational program is completed. The standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior. Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making.

Population(s) Served

TEXAS DRUG OFFENDER EDUCATION PROGRAM:Section 521.371-521.377, Texas Transportation Code (formerly Article 6687b, Section 24B, Texas Civil Statutes) states that persons convicted of misdemeanor or felony drug offenses will automatically have their licenses suspended for a period of six months. In order to have their license reinstated, they must attend and successfully complete an education program on the dangers of drug abuse approved by TCADA. Failure to complete the program will result in the license being revoked indefinitely until the education program is completed. The standardized program is 15 hours in length and is designed to increase the knowledge of drug offenders by educating them on the dangers of drug abuse and associated illegal activities, to identify their own individual drug-use patterns, and to assist them in developinga personal action plan which will reduce the probability of suffering the consequences of future drug using and illegal behavior. Specific course topics include history of drug abuse, drug/DWI laws, dynamics of drug use, drugs of abuse, how drugs work, cost of use and abuse, health issues, HIV, interpersonal relationships, deglamorization of drugs, values and behaviors, past and desired behaviors, getting control of your life, resource options, and personal action planning. (Not applicable to deferred adjudication).

Population(s) Served

HCCADA’s 16- week Outpatient treatment program is designed for persons actively involved in chemical dependency. The ability to remain abstinent from using for at least two weeks is an important factor. We understand that addiction does not always allow the stability life has to offer. We are here to address just that; persons needing treatment can receive help without having to take time off from work, leave their families, or enter a residential treatment center.  Family members play an important role in entire recovery program, learning what addiction is and how they can be a support system for their loved one(s). This is a family disease and affects all of our society and the world.

You will initially meet with one of HCCADA’s counselors, who will work with you to break down any barriers hindering your attendance during outpatient treatment.  The counselor will offer assistance in completing Medicaid applications; assist your family members in locating free medical assistance, mental health issues (co occurring diagnoses), and referrals for monetary help to pay for rent, utility bills, food, and clothing. HCCADA can refer you for job and GED training through a network system of support that we have available. HCCADA can offer resources in locating transportation to and from outpatient treatment, locating affordable housing, and locating day care if needed for your children.

Candidates for Outpatient Treatment are carefully and confidentially screened through an intake/assessment process, and if found appropriate receives an individualized treatment plan.  All services are coordinated by our staff of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors and members of our Quality Management Team. Outpatient treatment involves a series of meetings (usually two evenings per week, plus individual counseling sessions by appointment). Outpatient treatment feature lectures as well as group therapy, utilizing Best Practices”  Treatment continues until you have mastered basic skills for self-care and constant recovery.

After successfully completing outpatient treatment, HCCADA offers a 16-week support program: Genesis. This program is provided by licensed counselors utilizing evidence-based models that support sustainable recovery. HCCADA staff also support AA programs as a continuing element in your treatment maintenance lifestyle.

The evaluation component and use of its findings for supervision and program tweaking will promote the elements of outcomes-driven treatment and ongoing monitoring and outreach. GPRA data will measure Client Outcome Standards of alcohol/substance use within the past 30 days, employment status, criminal activity, family and living conditions, health, treatment, and recovery and social connectedness.

Population(s) Served

HCCADA provides a 5-Panel Hair Follicle Collection Site.

Population(s) Served

This individual treatment program is designed to accommodate persons who are in recovery and need additional support.

Population(s) Served

This is a 2-hour program designed for persons who have receive a DWI conviction to further educate them on the trauma that a victim of a drug driver experiences.

Population(s) Served

HCCADA provide substance abuse evalutations to assist persons who request or referred for an evluation to determine if further referrals and support services are required.

Population(s) Served

This 2-hour program is designed to educate persons who have been charged with credit card abuse, insufficiently funded checks, and theft.

Population(s) Served

Counseling is provided to youth who have been cited for a tobacco violation. They receive 1 hour of counseling and view an educational video regarding the harmful consequences of using a tobacco product.

Population(s) Served

This is an on-going 8-Week Program provided by a certified instructor.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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 service recipients who are employed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

HCCADA'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Follow-up interviews are conducted with clients discharged from the program. One of the questions asks after employment.

Number of students receiving information on HIV/AIDS and STDs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

HCCADA'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Outpatient clients receive state-mandated information on STIs; a speaker from the state makes regular presentations

Number of students receiving information on tobacco use and addiction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

HCCADA'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Outpatient clients receive information on tobacco use and addiction as part of their regular course of treatment

Number of students receiving information on alcohol and other drug use

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

HCCADA'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Outpatient clients receive information on alcohol and other drug use as part of their regular course of treatment

Average number of days between a request for services and an actual meeting with a service provider

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

HCCADA'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

As an outpatient facility, HCCADA primarily treats non-urgent cases but still seeks the speediest possible program entry.

Number of clients who achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

HCCADA'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Follow-up interviews are conducted with clients discharged from the program. One of the questions asks after continued sobriety. (Not all respond to the interviews.)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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 Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc. (HCCADA), seeks to help those who are chemically dependent on drugs and alcohol overcome their dependency and regain better health and overall wellness through research-based information.

Goal: Provide an increase in knowledge for individuals with chemical dependency issues who are referred by the justice system and others.

Strategy: Certified instructors provide state-certified offender educational programs for individuals referred to the agency due to illegal substance(s) violations.

Strategy: Clients will complete measurable pre-test at registration and measurable post-test at program completion to determine knowledge gained to decide program success.

Outcome: Clients will understand the legal aspects of substance use and will have gained an increase in knowledge on substance abuse issues that have impacted their lives.

Goal: To provide a 16-week substance abuse treatment program to empower clients in leading a new life of freedom from addiction.

Strategy: Through educational and process groups utilizing motivational counseling, clients will be encouraged to take responsibility for their recovery.

Strategy: Council will collaborate with other social service providers to ensure a continuity of care to remove barriers such as unemployment, housing, medical and other necessities of life.

Strategy: After treatment discharge, a 2-month follow up contact with each client will determine if a client has remained abstinent for the past 30 days and if client is currently employed in order to measure treatment success.

Outcome: Client will remain substance-free, utilizing available resources to maintain recovery.

Goal: Maximize access to other social services through case management strategies to enhance clients' support system.

Strategy: Counselors will utilize case management strategies and services to ensure a continuum of available services for each client.

Strategy: The council will expand on its ability to offer clients their choice of social services through the agency's community collaboration contacts.

Outcome: Counselors will retain memoranda of understanding defining each agency's services to ensure a network of available services that are significant to our clients' needs.

HCCADA strategies are based on the agency goals in developing the most appropriate methodologies in performing any services. During 2019-2020, HCCADA served 910 clients, with 69 of those attending our 16-week outpatient treatment program. The remainder were referrals from the criminal justice system and other sources to the many other programs and services we offer.

The Hill Country Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Inc., is uniquely qualified to succeed because our team has exceptional experience in the addiction field augmented by receiving up-to-date education pertinent to dealing with addictions. Training encompasses persons with Substance Abuse Disorders and other conditions. HCCADAs Quality Management System enables staff to provide high quality treatment at low cost. These systems include utilizing best practices, researched-based and proven models to ensure that our clients have the most up-to-date methodologies currently available on the market. Having access to proprietary web-based technology assists our counselors in determining the most appropriate goals, objectives, and outcomes for each client. Many of our referrals are from local court's criminal justice population (people on probation), persons on parole, and parents who are ordered through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, many whom our competitors are not serving. We have unique marketing skill sets that enable us to attract new customers at a low cost. These skill sets include program calendars mailed or emailed to each of our vendors that exhibit programs offered, costs, dates and times. We have accomplished many of our goals, including the construction of a 5,000 sq. ft. treatment facility and the development of 11 programs and services across nearly three decades of providing substance abuse treatment and services for the Texas Hill Country. It positions us for future success.

In a program audit from the U.S. Federal Probation Division, HCCADA received its second "Excellent" report, something the auditors reported is rare. The auditor reported "HCCADA makes our job easy".

HCCADA is committed to being good stewards of the public's dollar. To help with this, HCCADA has established working agreements with other social services providers who can fulfill any unmet needs that our clients may have that would prevent them from attending their 16-week outpatient treatment program. HCCADA has on file dozens of collaborative agreements with other social service agencies to accomplish our goals.

HCCADA strategies work as shown in our outcomes, from our counselors who encourage changes in behavior patterns through strategic tools provided. With the good work provided, HCCADA realizes these strategies are only a part of recovery and more needs to be done. HCCADA's ultimate goals are to have a center that ensures each client's health is being addressed while in our outpatient treatment program. This can only be accomplished by close collaborations with our funders and other providers.

Financials

Hill Country Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Inc.
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

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

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

Hill Country Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Stacy Craddock


Board co-chair

Lt. Mary Krebs

Kerrville PD

Term: 2019 -

Katherine Palmer

Retail

Lesley Marek

Serenity House

Cody Grenwelge

Serenity House

David Powell

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/10/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/10/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.