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Twelve Step Education Program of New England Inc.

 317 Boston Road
 Billerica, MA 01862
[P] (617) 645-7062
[F] (781) 939-7228
www.sober-recovery.org
[email protected]
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INCORPORATED: 1994
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-3197935

LAST UPDATED: 07/08/2014
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission at theTwelve Step Education Program of New England is to provide safe and sober living to all of our residents and we have been achieving this since 1992. We accept both men and women. We operate on the belief that sobriety begins by practicing a sober lifestyle and our goal is to provide the first step in long term sobriety.

Mission Statement

Our mission at theTwelve Step Education Program of New England is to provide safe and sober living to all of our residents and we have been achieving this since 1992. We accept both men and women. We operate on the belief that sobriety begins by practicing a sober lifestyle and our goal is to provide the first step in long term sobriety.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Projected Income $917,911.00
Projected Expense $933,004.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Transition House

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission at theTwelve Step Education Program of New England is to provide safe and sober living to all of our residents and we have been achieving this since 1992. We accept both men and women. We operate on the belief that sobriety begins by practicing a sober lifestyle and our goal is to provide the first step in long term sobriety.


Background Statement

We have been in the business of providing sober housing for men and women since November, 1992. Countless individuals have come through our doors from all walks of life seeking help to learn healthier and sober lifestyles. Our residents come to us from homeless shelters, VAshelters, hospitals, treatment centers, detoxes, counselors, the justice system, family and self-referrals. We accept dual-diagnosed clients as long as they have not been prescribed mind-altering substances (i.e. benzodiazepines). We also have developed a relationship with Bournewood Hospital Program inWoburn. Transportation is provided to residents in ourWoburnhome. 

 

Through time and hard work we have found that not all sober housing is the same. Clients that choose to live in our homes are cared for and safe. Our homes, unlike others, have regular, periodic inspections of our sprinkler and fire alarm systems as well as local health department inspections. We have 24 hour management as well and appropriate safety and health inspections.

We implemented a training program for our managers that keeps them up-to-date on the latest addiction information as well as skills and knowledge that allows them to be effective managers.All of our Twelve Step Education Program Homes have a mandatory house meeting each week; these meetings are designed to encourage a sense of community and to allow all residents to have an input with our house management.

 

Sobriety also brings with it new responsibilities to ourselves, our families, friends and to the other residents of our sober homes.  Each house has rules so the residents understand what is expected of them. All residents are responsible for their behavior in our homes and are held accountable for their actions. This accountability is to show respect for our residents’ sobriety. 


Impact Statement

Our top accomplishments this past year have been:
1. Surviving our 21st year on our own. We do not receive any financial help from the state or government
2. Creating a sliding scale for addicts/alcoholics in order to provide afforable   housing here for them.
3. Painting our residents rooms and hallways to help freshen up our homes.
 
Our goals for this year are:
1. Expanding our homes so we can help and house more people
2. Modernizing our Common Areas for the residents
3. Updating our outdated computers

Needs Statement

Our most pressing needs are the following:
1. We need a Marketing Director
2. We need new siding for our Billerica house
3. We need new computers
4. W need a new roof for our Woburn house
5. We need more volunteers to help with running our office, marketing, and maintenance

CEO Statement

Twelve Step Education Program continually strives for excellence and safe, sober housing. I, Phil Malonson, Executive Director/Founder, am always available to share my experience about addiction and how the value of sober housing helping can help those in need to get and stay sober. I always have time to share my knowledge at any staff meeting, organizational meeting, or anywhere you like.


Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

NORTHEAST REGION, MA

Billerica, MA  01862
Saugus, MA 01906
Woburn, MA 01801
Quincy, MA 02169
Berwick, ME 03901 

Organization Categories

  1. Housing, Shelter - Independent Housing for People With Disabilities
  2. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
  3. Education - Educational Services

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Transition House

We have four homes in MA that provide men and women a safe, supportive, and sober living environment.  They come to us because they want to start a new life and we offer the tools to help them achieve this. We offer a place for people to get back on their feet while they are surrounded with others who have the same goals and support each other.
Budget  150000/yr/house
Category  Housing, General/Other Transitional Housing
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Adults Veterans
Program Short-Term Success  Due to the nature of our work, we are not able to give specific examples because we respect our residents privacy.
Program Long-Term Success  Our success is that our founder, who started this program has been sober for the last 20 years and still going strong, which shows that our program works.  Our hope is that this will happen for all of our residents who come to Twelve Step Education Program of New England.
Program Success Monitored By  Due to the nature of our work, we are not able to give specific examples because we respect our residents privacy.
Examples of Program Success  Due to the nature of our work, we are not able to give specific examples because we respect our residents privacy.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

One of the many reasons that we need this grant is that our homes are very old and need more work than we can afford to do. The men and women who live there are trying to rebuild their lives and they deserve to have a comfortable and updated living environment. This is important because many of our residents don’t believe they are very deserving of anything positive. Part of our work is to instill a sense of pride and purpose in our residents, which can be difficult at times.

 

Isolation is a common feature of addiction and we designed our program so that human contact and support is a daily part of the program. In addition, sharing a room also allows the residents to hone their negotiation skills as a sober person and to set boundaries, confront issues in positive way instead of being confrontational. This helps pave the way for a healthier family reunification when the resident is ready. We would love to be able to create a better feeling of modernization and attractiveness for the living quarters of our men and to give them an atmosphere where their self-esteem would get a boost from their surroundings.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Phil Malonson
CEO Term Start Nov 1992
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Phil Malonson, the Executive Director, a recovering addict himself started Twelve Step Education Program in 1993 because he wanted to give back to the recovery community by providing sober housing for men and women. He struggled himself for many years and found that there weren’t many places that offered help in a safe and supportive environment that he was looking for. He decided to start his own house, which has now turned into 5 houses in MA, to provide the help and shelter that many people are looking for and need in order to succeed in their sobriety. What we do is not exciting to a lot of people who usually donate to other good causes. We do not target the arts, or kids, or visible civic improvement. But civic improvement in a sense is what we do. We provide a safe, clean, and sober living environment for men and women affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Many of our residents are the “throw away” of society; lifetime alcohol or drug abusers and Phil wanted them to have a place where they could start over because everyone deserves that chance.

Our residents come to us because they are making a commitment to a sober life and they know they can’t do it living back in their old using environment, or they literally have no where else to go to live sober. They sign a contract with us to stay sober and to take steps to get their lives in order to live a responsible sober lifestyle based on the concepts of self-responsibility for their sobriety of the 12-step recovery programs.

Phil is available 24/7 for any of the residents whenever they need him for help with anything.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Model Program Award National Library of Addictions 2010

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 10
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 15
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 14
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Quarterly

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Lauren Malcomb
Board Chair Company Affiliation Board President
Board Chair Term Mar 2012 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Chris Bradley Volunteer Voting
Mr. Al Flagg Volunteer Voting
Ms. Shannon Gately Volunteer Voting
Mr. Phil Malonson Executive Director Voting
Mr. Donald Morse Volunteer Voting
Ms. Peggy Scoble-Sigele Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 60%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2010 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2009 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Projected Income $917,911.00
Projected Expense $933,004.00
Form 990s

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

Audit Documents

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Revenue $974,345 $953,064 $1,013,717
Total Expenses $971,037 $963,144 $964,337

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $967,854 $932,916 $1,002,363
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $6,491 $20,148 $11,354

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Program Expense $788,782 $770,435 $770,937
Administration Expense $182,255 $192,709 $193,400
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 0.99 1.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses 81% 80% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Total Assets $619,044 $638,206 $730,563
Current Assets $26,724 $20,286 $71,948
Long-Term Liabilities $696,609 $746,172 $790,383
Current Liabilities $183,209 $156,116 $180,264
Total Net Assets $-260,774 $-264,082 $-240,084

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? 0.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.15 0.13 0.40

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2011 2010 2009
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 113% 117% 108%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

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