The Wheelhouse Inc

The Last House on the Block

Deer Park, TX   |  https://www.thewheelhouse.org/

Mission

The Wheelhouse, in partnership with donors and volunteers, provides a supportive environment and recovery tools where men can free themselves from the grip of alcohol and drug addiction to return to society as functional, useful, and responsible members.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are currently working to get our financial reports more inline with the reality of what we do. In year's past we have been mostly locally supported by friends who have a connection to the program. Our 990 reports have been focused on staying legal with the IRS. Inadvertently we have been reporting in a way that looks like we are spending most of what we receive on administration and fundraising. This couldn't be further from the truth. Almost all of our fundraising expenses are supported through donated time. (Case in point, I am an unpaid Board Member working on cleaning up our presence here.) Our 2020, 2021, and 2022 reports will look like we really got serious about the actual program. This will be a change in the way we report things to match reality, not in the actual spending of funds. We continue to honor the founder's insistence that we squeeze every bit of help we can from every dollar received.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Lanier Young

Main address

PO Box 146

Deer Park, TX 77536 USA

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EIN

76-0022034

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) (F22)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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30 day and 3/4 house

SINCE 1952, The Wheelhouse has taken in men who need one more chance… men who have nowhere else to go… men who have no hope. What started as simply one man, a recovered alcoholic, helping another alcoholic, has expanded into a life-changing model that has seen hundreds of men recover from the disease of alcoholism. This model is focused on building authentic relationships that help bring relational, physical, and spiritual healing and restoration to those served.
The first 30 days at The Wheelhouse are critical. Men are required to stay at the Wheelhouse 24 hours a day for the first 30 days and it is completely free to them. The first step in recovery is detox. Many programs rely on prescription drugs to make detox easy and less painful. The Wheelhouse takes a different approach. Our belief is that men need to feel the dis - ease as their body rids itself of the dependence on alcohol. We require men who want to enter our program to experience detox in a safe environment at our facility.

Once they emerge from detox, The Wheelhouse provides them with a bed, food, clothing and all necessities. They study the 12 Steps and attend AA meetings at our facility. They do not work. They do not watch tv. They do not visit their friends and family. They work on getting into recovery and the 12 Steps. Alumni of The Wheelhouse visit daily, become mentors and sponsors and attend AA meetings with them.

Because addiction tends to be generational, many of the men who come to us don’t have basic life skills… how to cook, clean, or do laundry. Each man has a job at The Wheelhouse and learns important life skills.

A recent graduate of The Wheelhouse serves as the House Manager and additional support to the guys.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ex-offenders
Victims of crime and abuse
Unemployed people

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Goal is to have a 50% 1 year success rate for men completing the 90 day program.

SINCE 1952, The Wheelhouse has taken in men who need one more chance… men who have nowhere else to go… men who have no hope. What started as simply one man, a recovered alcoholic, helping another alcoholic, has expanded into a life-changing model that has seen hundreds of men recover from the disease of alcoholism. This model is focused on building authentic relationships that help bring relational, physical, and spiritual healing and restoration to those served.
The first 30 days at The Wheelhouse are critical. Men are required to stay at the Wheelhouse 24 hours a day for the first 30 days and it is completely free to them. The first step in recovery is detox. Many programs rely on prescription drugs to make detox easy and less painful. The Wheelhouse takes a different approach. Our belief is that men need to feel the dis - ease as their body rids itself of the dependence on alcohol. We require men who want to enter our program to experience detox in a safe environment at our facility.


Because addiction tends to be generational, many of the men who come to us don’t have basic life skills… how to cook, clean, or do laundry. Each man has a job at The Wheelhouse and learns important life skills.

A recent graduate of The Wheelhouse serves as the House Manager and additional support to the guys.

The Wheelhouse provides them with a bed, food, clothing and all necessities. They study the 12 Steps and attend AA meetings at our facility. They do not work. They do not watch tv. They do not visit their friends and family. They work on getting into recovery and the 12 Steps. Alumni of The Wheelhouse visit daily, become mentors and sponsors and attend AA meetings with them.

Currently we are measuring these results informally and finding have been reaching a 65% success rate for the past two years. In 2022 we will be formalizing this assessment process.

Financials

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The Wheelhouse Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/31/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Whitney Strickland

The Wheelhouse

Term: 2016 - 2021

Whitney Strickland

George Ann Bedford

Bill Whitworth

Kaye Horton

Mike Peterson

Bobby Grimes

Tricia Beckman

Jo Elaine Key

Georgette Ford

Thane Harrison

Jeff Barnett

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

Organizational demographics

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White/Caucasian/European
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Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

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