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TriCircle

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Meriden, CT   |  www.tricircle.org
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TriCircle

EIN: 81-3883437


Mission

Mission Statement:  TriCircle is an organization that provides resources for individuals and their families affected by substance use disorders. Through education, research, and community engagement we are dedicated to providing the tools that build strong futures. Vision Statement:       TriCircle envisions that all people seeking recovery be given inspiration, skills, and opportunities within a safe, stigma free community, which supports substance free long- term wellness. TriCircle will serve people in the Connecticut that is seeking help and support for the disease of addiction.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder, Executive Director

Ana M. Gopoian

Main address

169 Colony Street

Meriden, CT 06451 USA

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EIN

81-3883437

Subject area info

Voluntarism

Community health care

Community mental health care

Addiction services

Support groups

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Population served info

Families

Substance abusers

NTEE code info

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Substance use disorder and the disease of addiction, is one of the most critical public health and safety issues facing society, exacting a devastating toll on families, communities, social services, and economic stability. The disease of addiction plagues all races, ages, and communities, regardless of income. TriCircle will address the needs of the shortage of access to substance use treatment and long-term residential treatment to reduce the recidivism rate. TriCircle will address the need for support groups for parents, guardians, and loves one's of individuals affected by the disease of addiction or have had a loved one die due to a drug related passing. Creating more recovery pathways and providing clinical services for continuity of care.

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?

TriCircle Capitol Launch

TriCircle is fundraising to establish financing for the property it will be located on in Wallingford, CT. Our goal is to open the doors of our drop in center in the beginning of 2018.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Families

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Recovery Friendly Workplace 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 advocate or trained spokesperson citations in the media

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

Adults, Families, Parents, Substance abusers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Support group, trainings, event attendees, newspapers, TV, radio, podcasts, monthly community meetings, and multiple social media platforms.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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

Adults, Substance abusers, Families, Parents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

3 kinds of weekly support group meetings, annual events, trainings, and community events.

Number of press releases developed and distributed

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

Adults, Families, Substance abusers, Parents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Scholarships, events, community events, newsletter, trainings, collaborative agency events, and annual meeting.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

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

Families, Substance abusers, Adults, Parents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Multiple symposiums, trainings, and community events.

Number of volunteers

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

Adults, Families, Substance abusers, Parents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Community activities, trainings, outreach, and presenters.

Pounds of clothing donated

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

Economically disadvantaged people, Families, At-risk youth, Nomadic people, Adults

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

recovery houses, warming centers, community crisis, and outreach.

Total number of conferences held

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

Substance abusers, Adults, Families, Parents

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Schools, Regional Behavioral Alliances, Civic Organizations, Community Collaborations.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

TriCircle is an innovative, Connecticut- 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to break the cycle of recidivism that exists in the current system of substance use treatment. TriCircle will provide the resources and services to alleviate the burdens that are faced by many individuals, families, and communities affected by substance use disorders and the disease of addiction. TriCircle will work to moderate the negative impacts of apathy and lack of available rehabilitative services for all people. TriCircle will provide high quality services to as many individuals as possible with the funds and resources we have available.

TriCircle is determined and committed to play an active role in the development of underserved individuals affected by substance use disorders. Staying true to our mission and vision, being intentional with those we serve, building on solid program practices, and evolving with the changing economy and population needs allows our organization to provide quality programming to every individual in our service area.

In support of our main goal, the organization aspires to:

Continue the growth and maturity of our organization and its programs while expanding the services we are offering

Increase both the local and national communitys awareness of our organization, our mission, and the services we are offering

Increase the number of professional individuals involved with our organization in an effort to better serve the individuals we work with

Put the necessary building blocks in place to continue operating our organization in the smoothest and most efficient manner possible in order to better serve our participants

Continue developing our name within the community and build a strong reputation for delivering the highest quality services possible with the resources we have available

Create long lasting and positive changes in the lives of the individuals our organization is fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with

Continue to build long-standing relationship and partnerships with other organizations in the communities that share our vision.

To accomplish the objectives stated in the previous section, TriCircle will use follow this course of action based on the expertise of the Executive Director, as well as the success of our previous year of operations.
TriCircle has proudly implemented support groups for young adults affected by addition, including parents, guardians, loved ones, and communities. After the success of our pilot program, we have raised the support required to replicate our support groups in five additional communities. Every support group provides individualized, evidenced-based, comprehensive, holistic, gender- specific and coed therapies for individuals facing substance use and co-occurring disorders. Our administrators have recruited a strong volunteer team of licensed professionals and paraprofessionals with lived experience to lead every meeting. In an effort to efficiently meet the treatment needs of our clients, our representatives may also distribute opioid reversal treatments and drugs tests during this time.
TriCircle has also created an educational website that provides a variety of tools for those affected by addiction. Our comprehensive listing of resources includes, but is not limited to, informative and motivational videos, scholarly articles on current substance abuse research, FAQs, links to relevant community events, and the contact information of local organizations that may be of further assistance. All content is curated and reviewed by board members of the organization prior to publishing.
TriCircle, has a drop in center for community members to join. Our program schedule will include a variety of activities that will include art therapy, music lessons, drum circle, creative writing, and yoga. While these services may be of benefit to those seeking holistic treatment options, our classes are also available to any interested individual that desires to expand their current skill level. The drop in center will also provide TriCircle with the resources required to provide an outpatient program. During this time, every client will participate in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, hypnotherapy, support groups, art workshops, game nights, movie nights, and engaging presentations. The individualized treatment plan created for participants will be tailored to meet their specific behavioral health needs and personal goals and will be overseen by our volunteer Clinical Advisory Board. In the upcoming years, TriCircle will establish recovery homes for community members that are seeking a safe living environment as they continue their recovery and a 15-month residential program that will provide comprehensive and holistic addiction treatment for 18+ individuals. Both will change the face of recovery and close the gaps in the current system which often result in relapse and recidivism.

TriCircle has established a strong history of obtaining funding for our programs and is confident in receiving ongoing funding for the organization. We successfully operated a variety of fundraising initiatives and have included PayPal for Giving, Setback Tournaments, Walk-a-thons, Annual Gala Brunch, raffles, and community provided events. Our organization will be surviving from year to year through practicing strong financial efficiency and stewardship with the funding that we are able to obtain. The organization is expected to have support of foundations for its continuing support.

TriCircle has established Hope & Support and Hope After Loss Groups in multiple towns all provided with virtual options. will continue to expand our services to other towns. Newly expanding our list of resources to include weekly SMART Groups, TriCircle has sponsored, facilitated, and participated in numerous Community Resource Information Events, provided Naloxone (Narcan) Trainings and kits to hundreds of individuals, retreats, and sponsored five all-day symposiums for families and professionals.

TriCircle has established a Board of Directors, Clinical Advisory Board, Events and Fundraising Board, and a Communications and Public Relations Board. TriCircle hosts four major community fundraising events annually.

TriCircle has moved into a larger office space offering additional meeting space for our boards, clients, and community events. TriCircle has begun providing individual clinical services and will begin implementing our drop-center programs and acquiring resources to begin our outpatient program.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
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

48.22

Average of 6.89 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.7

Average of 1.1 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

7%

Average of 1% over 7 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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of TriCircle’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 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $35,382 -$56,935
As % of expenses 21.4% -30.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $34,273 -$57,969
As % of expenses 20.6% -31.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $200,744 $128,958
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -35.8%
Program services revenue 22.2% 31.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 34.9% 27.9%
All other grants and contributions 43.0% 40.8%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $165,362 $185,893
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 12.4%
Personnel 4.2% 24.9%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.3%
Occupancy 6.0% 8.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 89.8% 66.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $166,471 $186,927
One month of savings $13,780 $15,491
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $1,520 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $181,771 $202,418

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.1 1.7
Months of cash and investments 6.1 1.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.2 1.8
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $83,923 $27,054
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $4,307 $5,199
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 38.7% 51.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 1.8%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $88,652 $30,683

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors No No

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder, Executive Director

Ana M. Gopoian

TriCircle will support individuals, groups, and families to gain a sense of purpose with an advantage of lived experiences obtained throughout our programs. TriCircle’s strongest assets will remain the collaborations and relationships it creates locally and nationally. These assets allow our clients healthy life choices within diverse communities and cultures. TriCircle will work on building life skills, community outreach, education and career structuring. We will provide our alumni access to additional opportunities and resources so they may inspire other individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction. TriCircle’s first treatment service program will be centrally located within the state of Connecticut. Our diverse group of professionals will share their individual vocational passion with TriCircle Corp. The value of our program will be brought forth with integrity and transparency so the vulnerable demographic we serve feels secure with the decision to be with us.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

TriCircle

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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TriCircle

Board of directors
as of 02/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Mr. Frank Gaye

Kyle Rybczyk

Janet McGovern

Trish Williams

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 2/19/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/19/2024

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

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 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.