Cedar House Life Change Center

Recovery Within Reach

aka SOCIAL SCIENCE SERVICES INC   |   Bloomington, CA   |
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Cedar House Life Change Center

EIN: 95-2914237


Cedar House Life Change Center (CHLCC) is a nonprofit organization that provides evidence-based treatment to empower those affected by addiction. We envision achieving healing and wholeness for individuals, families and communities.

Ruling year info



Jamie Lamb

Main address

18612 Santa Ana Avenue

Bloomington, CA 92316 USA

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Subject area info

Substance abuse treatment

Population served info


Women and girls

Men and boys


Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Treatment Only) (F22)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms



Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Inland Empire is battling a drug epidemic. People are suffering in their addiction, and families are struggling to survive the challenges that come with it. Drug and alcohol addiction leads to crime, poverty and even death. We aim to provide the most effective care and resources for individuals who suffer with substance use disorder, mental illness and homelessness.

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?

Maple House Women with Children

Maple House is a residential program at Cedar House that offers a supportive environment for women to recover and get the skills they need to improve their lives while their children grow in a safe, stable home. Here, women, ages 18 and older, are a part of a social model recovery program with a 12-step method of recovery. In addition to individual treatment planning, individual and group therapy, alcohol/drug education, life skills education, parenting skills classes and anger management classes, Maple House offers social and recreational activities for our patients and their children.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Cedar House provides comprehensive services to stabilize our clients' physical condition, including medically-appropriate step down medications to help ease withdrawal symptoms.

Population(s) Served

Our Adult Residential Program offers a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum that addresses a wide array of issues confronting men and women who are seeking a life change.

Population(s) Served

Our Outpatient Program is designed to allow participants the ability to maintain employment and family life while having access to a clean and sober supportive network. With a sliding scale fee based on your income and family size, treatment is affordable for anyone.

Population(s) Served

Family Group discussions cover topics ranging from healthy communication in relationships and coping skills to behavior modification and anger management.

Population(s) Served

Our Co-occurring Disorders Program is designed to help individuals gain a better understanding of the correlation between the effects of chemical dependency and psychiatric disorders. Dual Recovery discussion groups educate the client concerning various mental disorders through the use of evidence-based curriculum.

Population(s) Served

We offer a county and state approved program that includes those convicted as Wet and Reckless, First Offender, Extended First Offender and Multiple Offender.

Population(s) Served

We offer a private, residential sober living home for men who have successfully completed a treatment program and need a safe, supportive, alcohol/drug free living environment.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

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 clients in residential care

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Adult Residential Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Cedar House strives to serve individuals and families who suffer from the effects of substance abuse with individualized treatment programs.

Cedar House serves the most vulnerable and marginalized members of the San Bernardino and Riverside County communities every day with proven treatment methods for substance use and co-occurring disorders. We believe that treatment should respect the dignity and value of the individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We care about educating our clients on the services we provide and allowing them to share in planning our individualized approach to treatment. It is our philosophy to provide the highest quality services that hold the greatest promise of successful outcomes for our clients in the least restrictive setting.

Cedar House Life Change Center (CHLCC) is a multi-facility 174-bed treatment program dedicated to assisting adults in overcoming the challenges of chemical dependence, with a majority of clients funded through Medi-Cal. CHLCC provides withdrawal management, residential, and outpatient services for adult men and women. We also operate Maple House, a perinatal residential program able to accommodate 11 pregnant or parenting women and up to 15 of their young children. Additionally, a sober living facility called Sanctuary House in Bloomington for adult males and a co-ed housing program called Oasis House for transitional age youth located in Apple Valley are part of the overall continuum of care. CHLCC also provides programming for families affected by chemical dependency and a state-approved Driving Under the Influence Program. All of CHLCC’s treatment programs are licensed and certified by the State of California Department of Health Care Services.

Since 1973, Cedar House has helped tens of thousands of individuals find peace in recovery. We envision expanding our facilities to serve the growing need for treatment in the Inland Empire.


Cedar House Life Change Center
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 1.55 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 32% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Cedar House Life Change Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Cedar House Life Change Center’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $425,242 $11,473 -$15,586 -$215,285 $989,695
As % of expenses 8.7% 0.2% -0.2% -3.0% 13.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $283,355 -$128,877 -$214,216 -$393,967 $822,955
As % of expenses 5.6% -2.1% -3.0% -5.4% 11.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $5,289,213 $6,062,045 $6,914,624 $6,856,503 $8,116,645
Total revenue, % change over prior year 13.8% 14.6% 14.1% -0.8% 18.4%
Program services revenue 3.9% 4.0% 5.0% 2.5% 2.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 94.5% 91.8% 91.3% 94.6% 93.1%
All other grants and contributions 1.5% 3.9% 3.4% 2.6% 3.3%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $4,887,469 $6,006,718 $6,898,548 $7,100,199 $7,190,814
Total expenses, % change over prior year 16.2% 22.9% 14.8% 2.9% 1.3%
Personnel 70.7% 72.6% 73.3% 73.4% 73.7%
Professional fees 3.5% 2.4% 3.7% 2.0% 2.1%
Occupancy 7.7% 7.7% 6.8% 6.2% 5.7%
Interest 0.5% 0.6% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 17.6% 16.7% 16.0% 18.3% 18.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $5,029,356 $6,147,068 $7,097,178 $7,278,881 $7,357,554
One month of savings $407,289 $500,560 $574,879 $591,683 $599,235
Debt principal payment $159,409 $170,419 $0 $34,392 $107,791
Fixed asset additions $217,522 $294,034 $0 $0 $537,041
Total full costs (estimated) $5,813,576 $7,112,081 $7,672,057 $7,904,956 $8,601,621

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.9 3.0 2.7 4.4 4.7
Months of cash and investments 2.9 3.0 2.7 4.4 4.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.3 3.4 2.3 1.5 3.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,190,101 $1,512,605 $1,535,838 $2,593,022 $2,831,081
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $2,301,430 $1,504,708 $1,903,973 $1,268,552 $1,183,064
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $3,690,055 $3,999,504 $4,038,167 $4,089,885 $4,611,928
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 40.2% 41.0% 44.3% 48.1% 46.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 37.7% 35.4% 40.1% 49.6% 41.6%
Unrestricted net assets $3,748,591 $3,619,714 $3,405,498 $3,011,531 $3,834,486
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $43,854 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $43,854 $75,516 $47,105 $37,621
Total net assets $3,748,591 $3,663,568 $3,481,014 $3,058,636 $3,872,107

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Jamie Lamb

Jamie began her career in substance abuse treatment programs counseling adults and teens in a residential setting and quickly moved into administration, providing leadership over outpatient adult services and residential programs serving children. With a strong background in providing direct services and managing programs, Jamie transitioned into fund development in summer 2000 and over the course of 17 years, helped to raise millions of dollars for programs in the Inland Empire including Olive Crest, American Heart Association and most recently, Inland Empire United Way. Jamie joined Cedar House in October 2016 as their new CEO and is leading the entire team into a new era of program expansion and fundraising.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Cedar House Life Change Center

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Cedar House Life Change Center

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2023
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Board chair

Josafina Valdez

Don McCue

Wayne Guzman

Zachary Tucker

Joyce Ablett

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 6/7/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

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