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Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing Inc.

 5 Edgell Road, Suite 30
 Framingham, MA 01701
[P] (781) 7015141
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www.mashsoberhousing.org
[email protected]
Marie Graves
INCORPORATED: 2016
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 81-1839101

LAST UPDATED: 12/21/2017
Organization DBA --
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The MA Alliance of Sober Housing (MASH) exists to ensure and promote the critical management, operational, and ethical standards of sober homes, as well as promote technical assistance to new and existing sober homes.

Mission Statement

The MA Alliance of Sober Housing (MASH) exists to ensure and promote the critical management, operational, and ethical standards of sober homes, as well as promote technical assistance to new and existing sober homes.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $14,000.00
Projected Expense $210,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Capacity Building

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Overview

Mission Statement

The MA Alliance of Sober Housing (MASH) exists to ensure and promote the critical management, operational, and ethical standards of sober homes, as well as promote technical assistance to new and existing sober homes.

Background Statement

MA Alliance for Sober Housing (MASH) was established in 2007 by eight sober house owners to provide a voice for individuals recovering from substance use disorders. Membership in the Alliance demonstrates MA sober homes are in compliance with the standards of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) and MA Alliance for Sober Homes (MASH).

Impact Statement

Our goal is to help create and foster a safe living environment for those with substance use disorders through an Alliance of sober housing with empirically-based recovery principles and practical standards.

Needs Statement

With the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts along with other co-occurring disorders such as alcohol misuse, the current need for certified sober homes outnumbers the available sober homes in Massachusetts. MASH presently has 152 member sober homes in the Commonwealth with over 40 applications for new sober homes pending. As the only entity recognized and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to certify sober homes in Massachusetts, we are grossly understaffed with just 2 persons that facilitate and process the required paperwork needed to certify sober homes. In addition to this primary role, we want to provide supportive services to the owners, managers, and residents of sober homes. Success at the end of the grant period would include hiring 1 additional staff person, completing the certification process for a minimum of 40 new sober homes in Massachusetts, and hosting at least 1 educational workshop/seminar for members and their clients.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
The geographic area MASH serves is throughout the state of Massachusetts. The bulk of the certified sober homes are in the eastern part of Massachusetts.

Organization Categories

  1. Public & Societal Benefit - Alliances & Advocacy
  2. Housing, Shelter - Independent Housing for People With Disabilities
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Management & Technical Assistance

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

Under Development

Programs

Capacity Building

MASH, Inc. will use the general operating support funds to provide but not be limited to: educational seminars/workshops to sober home owners, managers, and clients which may include operating policies, procedures, and standards required to get sober homes certified, information about legal aide and other services available to clients living in sober home environments, living assistance monies, assistance for unemployed clients seeking job training and other workforce development needs.
Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Infrastructure
Population Served Adults Other Health/Disability People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  MASH envisions increasing our capacity to appropriately work more efficiently with current certified sober homes. MASH wishes to create a Lean process of certifying sober homes so that applications or re-certifications are completed in a timely fashion. This will include removing, condensing, or collapsing required documents needed for the application process and exploring the benefits of completely digitizing the application process.
Program Long-Term Success  With the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts along with other co-occurring disorders such as alcohol misuse, the current need for certified sober homes outnumbers the available sober homes in Massachusetts. MASH presently has 161 member sober homes in the Commonwealth, over 2000 certified sober home beds, with over 35 applications for new sober homes pending. As the only entity recognized and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to certify sober homes in Massachusetts, we are grossly understaffed with just two persons that facilitate and process the required paperwork needed to certify sober homes. In addition to this primary role, we want to provide supportive services to the owners, managers, and residents of sober homes. Success at the end of the grant period would include hiring one additional staff person, creating a Lean certification application and recertification process, completing the certification process for a minimum of 35 new sober homes in Massachusetts, and hosting at least one educational workshop/seminar for members and their clients.
Program Success Monitored By  MASH has created a logic model to appropriately address and measure success. With the support of the MASH Board of Directors, MASH will review benchmarks and goals established by Executive Director. When a Lean process is established, the Executive Director will conduct experiments which monitor and rate the certification process prior to its full rollout, make course corrections or pivot the direction of the process, eliminate or refine the required documents for certification, and build resources which directly impact sober home operators and managers for the success of sober homes residents.
Examples of Program Success 
  • MASH will deem success by having created a Lean certification process. The success of this process will yield a streamlined, easy approach for applying and submitting the required documents for certification or recertification.
  • MASH will embed the newly created certification process into it's best practices.
  • MASH, Inc. will use the general operating support funds to provide but not be limited to educational seminars/workshops to sober home owners, managers, and clients which may include operating policies, procedures, and standards required to get sober homes certified, information about legal aide and other services available to clients living in sober home environments, living assistance monies, assistance for unemployed clients seeking job training and other workforce development needs.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

  • If we create a Lean application and certification process the challenge may be that members, who often are in recovery for a substance use disorder, will have challenges adapting to the new process.
  • Determining whether or not the Lean process is adding value to the certification process through process evaluation.
  • Measuring the desire of uncertified homes to become certified as a result of the Lean application process.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms Marie Graves
CEO Term Start May 2017
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
  • Develop strategic operations strategy which reflects the long-term goals and priorities established by the Board of Directors.
  • Shaped operational, planning, and financial control practices so that MASH would operate efficiently.
  • Effectively work with the Board of Directors to successfully execute MASH’s mission and vision to promote safe living environments of quality support services for those with substance use disorders.
  • Function as the primary for Human Resources, Accounts Payable/Receivable, legal and tax filings, annual reporting, and other operational duties
  • Successfully execute System of Care and MA Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative grants.
  • Strategic planning, evaluation, contract and fiscal management.
  • Primary contact with state administrators and technical assistance.
  • Created and executed training module regarding the cultural responsiveness of providers who work with CBO’s and other community providers.
  • Lead for Mental Health and Substance Use priority area of the Community Health Improvement Plan for the Worcester Public Health Alliance.
  • Conduct training sessions for police, healthcare, community members and other stakeholders.
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Affiliations

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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association MA

External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

As a membership organization, we currently have 152 certified sober homes throughout Massachusetts under the auspices of the Massachusetts Alliance of Sober Homes, Inc. It is through these alliances that we are able to serve the target population of persons in recovery who desire to live in supportive sober home living environments in an effort to stay clean and free of all substance misuse and have peer support in doing so. We also are in current partnerships with the MA Department of Public Health, Central MA Recovery Residences Coalition, MA Probation/Parole Department, various opioid task forces and parent groups such as Learn 2 Cope. MASH has also applied for a Technical Assistance Grant, Brass TACS, through SAMHSA and the office of Social Innovation. This collaboration will assist MASH with evidence-based best practices

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

We are a newly formed 501c and wish to create an effective and appropriate process or sober home residents and operators to further the need for this crucial resource within the continuum of care.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 9
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

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

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Reporting and Evaluations

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

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Richard Winant
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community volunteer
Board Chair Term Feb 2016 -
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Bill Berneburg Community volunteer Voting
Jesse Centemore Community volunteer Voting
Donald Flagg Community volunteer Voting
Jeff Gershman Community volunteer Voting
Brian Murphy Community volunteer Voting
Mathew Powers Community volunteer Voting
Steve Sheldon Community volunteer Voting
Richard Winant Community volunteer Voting
Charles Yetman Community volunteer Voting

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Unknown ethnicity
Gender Female: 0
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 78%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 2%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 2%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit, Compliance and Controls
  • By-laws
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Legislative
  • Marketing

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

MASH is a newly formed 501c organization who is continuing to build capacity with its volunteer members.  MASH has enlisted a technical assistant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Brass TACS initiative for guidance and capacity building.   

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Expense Breakdown (%)

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Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $14,000.00
Projected Expense $210,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990 (short year, covers Feb. 23, 2016 - June 30, 2016)

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Foundation Comments

The Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing (MASH) is newer, having just received its IRS determination in 2016. As such, financial summary data will be posted above when it becomes available. Prior to 2016, MASH was under the fiscal sponsorship of the Gavin Foundation.

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