Rise Recovery

aka Rise Recovery   |   San Antonio, TX   |
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Rise Recovery

EIN: 74-2216041


Rise Recovery's mission is to help teens, young adults and families overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol and partner with the community in education and prevention.

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Ms. Evita Morin

Main address

2803 Mossrock

San Antonio, TX 78230 USA

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Subject area info

Substance abuse prevention

Support groups

Family counseling

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

Young adults



NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Family Services (P40)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Drugs and alcohol, when used to the point of dependence, have extremely harmful impacts on community health, family health and individual health. According to a recent report by SACADA, the average age of first use is thirteen. It is critical to address dependence before use negatively and permanently impacts a young person’s future, goals and families. Long-term repercussions include costs to our medical and justice system, strain on affected family members and an individual’s reduction in consistent school attendance, work attendance, physical and mental health, and pursuit of self-sufficiency. According to data provided by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in 2017, Texas spends 16.4% of the state budget on addiction and substance use. However, only two pennies for every dollar goes into prevention and treatment. Our programs address the current gap in no-cost recovery services to youth, adults and families.

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?

Youth Peer Recovery Support

For 12-17 year old's struggling with or recovering from substance use issues. We offer recovery education, in-school prevention education and intervention, sober social activities, age-appropriate support groups (segmented by Youth, Young Adult, and Family groups), retreats, and recovery coaching through our 12-step, peer-centered approach.

Population(s) Served
Non-adult children

For 18-35 year old's struggling with or recovering from substance use, we offer criminal justice case management, prevention education classes and workshops, sober social activities, support groups, retreats, and recovery coaching through our 12-step, peer-centered approach.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

For those 18-35 years old struggling with or recovering from substance use, we offer criminal justice case management, education classes and workshops, social activities, support groups, retreats, and recovery coaching through our "PDAP" 12-step, person-centered approach.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers

For those 18 years or older with a family member who is struggling with or recovering from substance use, we offer recovery education classes and workshops, social activities, support groups, retreats, and recovery coaching through our 12-step, peer-centered approach.

Population(s) Served

We offer annual health/wellness and training events, available to the entire San Antonio community. We also serve local school districts with in-school substance use education prevention and intervention services. Rise Recovery also provides virtual recovery education and prevention support via social media. Visit us on Facebook and YouTube @RiseRecovery.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

For 9-17 year old's with a family member who is struggling with or recovering from substance use, we offer social activities, support groups, and recovery education and prevention coaching through our 12-step, peer-centered approach.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2017

United Way Member Agency 2018

United Way Member Agency 2019

United Way Member Agency 2020

United Way Member Agency 2021

United Way Member Agency 2022

United Way Member Agency 2023

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 youth who consider the implications of their actions on others, their community, and the environment

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

Youth Peer Recovery Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Unduplicated youth were served through our Younger Group program, Youth Recovery Community Center (YRCC) and those that were referred through the school system.

Number of support groups offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Substance abusers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Individual services received through our program: peer counseling, social activities, meetings, education classes/workshops. There was a decrease due to a cap of age 35 placed on those stipulated.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Substance abusers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

The decrease of clients is due to a closure of one of our locations and capping our max age to 35 for our stipulated clients.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

For over 40 years, Rise Recovery has been helping teens, young adults and families overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol and partnering with the community in education and prevention. With a growing community need for accessible youth and family recovery services, Rise Recovery has met that need by offering support groups, recovery mentoring, counseling, prevention education, and longstanding partnerships with public schools, Child Protective Services and Juvenile Probation. While addiction treatment facilities average in the thousands of dollars or put up barriers to care such as insurance or income eligibility requirements, Rise Recovery has the distinction of being the only nonprofit offering unrestricted recovery services at no charge to youth, young adults and families in the Greater San Antonio community.
The continued positive impact being made in individuals’ lives is evident by monthly outcome reports, which demonstrate positive changes in clients’ behaviors at the 30- day, 60-day, 90-day and one-year mark. Additionally, the average length of a client’s commitment to a recovery program is 30 to 90 days whereas Rise Recovery clients typically participate for a full year.

Rise Recovery's core goal is meet the needs of the entire family impacted by drugs and/or alcohol. Our aim is to provide open-ended, family-oriented care to the most vulnerable and under served in San Antonio. Built on an evidence-based model of peer-to-peer intervention and family system engagement, all family members have access to counseling, peer support, leadership development, sober social activities, and activity centers, all at no charge to them. Those served by our programs cut across a spectrum of San Antonio's population: youth, families, low-income households, single parent households, and minorities. Our program aims to break the cycle of social ills in the greater San Antonio community, strategically and compassionately, one family at a time.

We are pleased to introduce you to Rise Recovery’s 2020-2024 Strategic Plan – a bold
and clear plan that outlines where we’re going and how we’ll get there. We envision an always accessible community filled with strength, hope, and love in which all can reach our full potential, finding joy and purpose in our sustained recovery. Our vision includes:
• Setting the national standard for participants in sustained recovery
• Striving to eliminate barriers to recovery and increase equitable access to care
• Reaching more families year in and year out
• Nationally recognized Peer-recovery model with accredited Recovery High School
• Established partnerships with every high school in San Antonio
• A key point of civic pride; the average family says, “we’re really lucky to have Rise
Recovery in our city.”
Our Strategic Objectives for 2021-2024:
1. Respond, recover, and retool to emerge stronger.
• Rise Recovery Charlie Naylor Campus on track to open by 2022.
• Successful launch of recovery high school by August 2021.
• Align on how to measure and report on core outputs and outcomes.
• Deliver bi-monthly outputs and outcomes reports to the Board.
• Serve 1500 direct participants in FY2021.
2. Be a national leader in peer-based recovery.
• 80% of participants are engaged in sustained recovery annually*.
• Present at 3 conferences reaching a national audience.
• Earn formal accreditation from Association of Recovery High Schools.
• Implement pilot consulting service to support other organizations implementing the peer-based recovery model.
• Support holistic recovery by adding new services for direct participants.
*Sustained at least 6 consecutive months of sobriety, asked at 12m marker
3. Expand our impact to reach more people.
• Serve 2,000 unduplicated, direct-service participants annually by 2024.
• Serve 1,000 unique family members annually by 2024.
• Increase awareness in San Antonio from 8% to 50% by 2024.
• Participant Net Promoter Score of 30 or higher in 2024.
• Establish partnerships with 10 school districts or charter networks.
• Grow enrollment at the Recovery HS to 50 students by 2024.
4. Continue a path toward financial sustainability.
• 20% of revenue is Earned by 2024.
• Build an Operating Reserve of 6 months Operating Expenses by 2024.
• Triple the number of individual donors by 2024 to 900 annually.
• Generate 10 planned gifts by 2024.
5. Build a thriving organizational culture.
• Increase the number of employees engaged from 40% to 60%.
• Meet/Exceed annual Board performance Scorecard results as reported quarterly in the Board Performance Scorecard.
• Staff compensation at or above market rate levels and distributing performance-based pay increases by 2022.
• High-performing leadership team as evidenced by meeting/exceeding annual goals.
• Disciplined execution and revisiting of the Strategic Plan by running on EOS - includes annual, quarterly and weekly planning rhythms through 2024.

To resolve the social ills related to substance use issues in our community, it is critical to offer the services that will most likely lead to lasting success and eliminate the barriers that prevent families from seeking help. In the last decade, the peer-to-peer recovery model which is foundational to Rise Recovery, became a focus of health research and is, today, considered an evidence-based practice for strengthening wellness and recovery. In our program, 100% of the peer recovery specialist staff are in recovery themselves, 90% having graduated from our youth program before joining the Rise Recovery team. Youth leadership, especially from youth in long-term recovery, is a critical ingredient to motivating other youth to consider abstinence. As such, we encourage our youth program participants to guide discussion topics, develop program activities and support their peers.

In the next 4-5 years, we envision setting the national standard for people in sustained recovery; striving to eliminate barriers and increase equitable access to care; and becoming a nationally recognized peer recovery model. Research consistently shows that the change process is faster and more powerful when a peer to peer model is employed. At Rise Recovery, 100% of our peer recovery staff are men and women who are in long term recovery from addiction. Many are former clients of Rise Recovery who experienced a life transformation and now wish to give back to others in need of support.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, LGBTQ+ youth are nearly twice as likely to use drugs and alcohol due to higher risk factors for this segment of the population. We support LGBTQ+ participants by addressing them by the name they give, not by public record. When any one visits Rise Recovery, there are no barriers whatsoever and absolutely no shame in walking through our doors…no matter what.

At Rise Recovery, we know, engaging family members of those who are struggling with substances is essential to a successful and long-lasting path to recovery. When the family is involved, recovery chances increase by 80%. Rise Recovery focuses on creating a supportive family system to prevent relapse and create a healthy home environment.

We strive to not only continue to invest in our delivery of peer-led substance use recovery and prevention and education services to youth, adults, and families, but to be intentional in serving every person who walks through our doors or calls us in desperate need of care. It is our continued commitment not to charge families seeking services for their loved ones due to the immense lack of available resources for this high-risk population. By offering a no-barrier path to recovery, our clients can finally realize there is hope for an improved quality of life as productive, contributing and healthy members of our community. We are committed to distinguishing ourselves as the go-to resource for substance use prevention, education and recovery.

Rise Recovery continues to strengthen and improve operations, while increasing the scope of services and the depth of such delivery to San Antonio and Bexar County.

We continue to offer the following programs for drug and alcohol recovery: Youth Peer Recovery Support, Young Adult Peer Recovery Support, Adult Peer Recovery Support, Family Member Support, Sibling & Children Support, and Community Outreach & Education. This includes our presence in local school districts who partner with us in providing on-site addiction prevention education, intervention and support. We also provide our community with a 24/7 Recovery Helpline, 210-SAY-CARE, to ensure that those in need are provided guidance and support in finding the right resource for their specific substance use issue need. This United Way supported partnership initiative ensures that our organizations will continue to strive to save lives and change the paradigm of drug and alcohol recovery for years to come.

In 2021, we launched our telehealth program, Rise Clean Link, in partnership with Be Well, Texas, which serves eleven South Texas counties, an area greatly in need of substance use recovery support services. Our no cost virtual services include peer counseling, support groups, prevention education, social activities and treatment navigation.

Rise Inspire Academy is San Antonio's first high school for students seeking recovery from drugs and alcohol. Our first official graduating class opened its doors in Fall 2021. This innovative recovery high school is designed to provide a high-quality education and recovery-oriented student life for high school-aged youth seeking sobriety from drugs and alcohol.

We currently provide recovery services to youth across nine school districts in Bexar County, three of which comprise 98%, 97% and 97% Hispanic students (Harlandale ISD, South San ISD and Edgewood ISD, respectively). By engaging prevention education and recovery intervention in schools, we prevent the school-to-prison pipeline from removing these youth from their futures. Our presence in school districts allows for anyone experiencing negative consequences as a result of drugs and/or alcohol to gain insight into their use, access a peer network of support, and receive enrichment, resource navigation and long-term support for their recovery journey.

In 2022, the Rise Recovery Charlie Naylor Campus will open its doors. Our new two-acre campus will be a central space to serve and accommodate our participants and community in a safe, restorative environment. Our goal is that our clients will experience an improved quality of life and learn skills and acquire resources to be productive, contributing and healthy members of their communities. That is demonstrated through improved outcomes evaluation to clients, improvement in efficiency of service delivery and customer service, and an increased effective response to community need.


Rise Recovery
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 45.64 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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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 Rise Recovery’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 $80,116 -$15,576 $104,071 $475,419 $7,929,620
As % of expenses 5.5% -1.1% 6.4% 28.3% 311.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $49,459 -$47,685 $81,263 $444,417 $7,890,083
As % of expenses 3.4% -3.2% 4.9% 25.9% 305.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,117,879 $4,806,674 $2,999,456 $2,409,852 $2,558,806
Total revenue, % change over prior year 108.9% 16.7% -37.6% -19.7% 6.2%
Program services revenue 0.2% 0.1% 0.3% 5.5% 23.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 1.0% 2.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 5.2% 4.5% 13.4% 33.7% 12.4%
All other grants and contributions 94.3% 94.2% 84.0% 60.7% 63.8%
Other revenue 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,445,582 $1,461,282 $1,637,797 $1,682,053 $2,547,271
Total expenses, % change over prior year 4.8% 1.1% 12.1% 2.7% 51.4%
Personnel 73.4% 72.1% 80.2% 74.8% 76.5%
Professional fees 10.4% 10.3% 4.4% 9.0% 4.2%
Occupancy 7.5% 3.5% 2.9% 3.5% 4.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 8.6% 14.1% 12.6% 12.4% 15.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,476,239 $1,493,391 $1,660,605 $1,713,055 $2,586,808
One month of savings $120,465 $121,774 $136,483 $140,171 $212,273
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $217,300 $0
Fixed asset additions $50,367 $0 $0 $117,246 $6,817,868
Total full costs (estimated) $1,647,071 $1,615,165 $1,797,088 $2,187,772 $9,616,949

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 18.5 34.6 46.8 48.4 13.9
Months of cash and investments 18.6 34.7 46.9 48.5 14.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.1 -0.2 0.5 3.0 7.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $2,232,891 $4,214,251 $6,390,695 $6,783,601 $2,950,477
Investments $12,419 $12,416 $11,821 $15,850 $12,866
Receivables $964,812 $2,292,938 $1,472,736 $266,955 $58,866
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $741,856 $741,856 $759,079 $876,325 $7,517,777
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 19.6% 23.9% 26.4% 26.4% 1.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.5% 0.3% 2.9% 6.0% 13.0%
Unrestricted net assets $588,722 $541,037 $622,300 $1,066,717 $8,956,800
Temporarily restricted net assets $3,187,902 $6,548,885 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $12,419 $12,416 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $3,200,321 $6,561,301 $7,818,421 $8,074,732 $153,527
Total net assets $3,789,043 $7,102,338 $8,440,721 $9,141,449 $9,110,327

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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Ms. Evita Morin

Evita Morin, LMSW, has been honored to serve Rise Recovery since 2016. Her civic and nonprofit career spans the front lines of civil service, housing, education and addiction treatment. A San Antonio native, she grew up throughout urban and rural Texas before attending undergraduate and graduate school at Columbia University in New York. Passionate about her community, she also proudly serves as a board member of Masters Leadership Program of Greater San Antonio, The Blood & Tissue Foundation and her HOA. She is the recipient of recognition by San Antonio Woman Magazine as a "San Antonio Role Model," the SA Business Journal's 40 Under 40, and the NASW's Alamo Region Social Worker of the Year. She has two beautiful children and she loves camping with her family across Texas.​

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Shawn Loftus


Term: 2021 - 2024

Shawn Loftus


Phil Sagebiel

Retired CPA

Beth Ochoa

GDC Marketing & Ideation

Elizabeth Waltman

South Texas Blood & Tissue Center

Tim Plant

ORGtransitions, LLC

Scott Anderson

LFP Capital LTD

Edna Cruz

E.J. Cruz Health Care Consulting

Sita McNab

Nigel Williams

Mental Health Advocate & Speaker

Caprica Wells

Northeast ISD

Jacqueline Pugh

Retired Physician

Kal Grant


Linda Kirks

Retired Health Care

Lila Malone

Interior Designer

Maria Montanez

UT Health San Antonio

Benoit Rioux


Luke Dowden

Alamo Colleges

Reagan Short


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? 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 2/24/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/24/2023

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

  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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Professional fundraisers

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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