Friends of Recovery Association
6422 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park KS 66202
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 722-0367
Fax 913- 722-6325
Mission Statement
The mission of Friends of Recovery Association is to support and collaborate with Oxford Houses in Kansas, which are self-supporting, democratically-operated homes for recovering individuals. Friends of Recovery and Oxford House will assist these individuals to attain and sustain recovery from substance addiction.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathleen Wright LMSW LMAC
Board Chair Mr Charles Liston
Board Chair Company Affiliation Student
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer We accept credit cards, cash, checks, in-kind donations and volunteer opportunities.
Financial Summary
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Source: IRS Form 990

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Statements
Mission Statement The mission of Friends of Recovery Association is to support and collaborate with Oxford Houses in Kansas, which are self-supporting, democratically-operated homes for recovering individuals. Friends of Recovery and Oxford House will assist these individuals to attain and sustain recovery from substance addiction.
Background Statement Friends of Recovery Association (FORA) grew from the efforts of a local task force at the Asbury United Methodist Church --- a community member that still collaborates with FORA. A retired couple, the Keelings, spearheaded the work to research how the Asbury UMC could make a difference in the local recovering community. In 1991, FORA was created to bring the Oxford House model that has been so successful around the country to Kansas. FORA provides case management to the houses including: crisis intervention, new house development, life skill classes, advocacy, a newsletter, community presentations and a phone bank. Oxford Houses provide transitional housing, for those in recovery. They are different than a traditional half-way house in several ways. There is no staff in the house; the men and women take responsibility for running the house. Also, members are not mandated into houses but rather must want to be there. And finally, all members must abide by the three rules: no drugging, pay your own way, and follow the democratic process.
Impact Statement

Accomplishments from 2017: 

  • Acquired a partnership with a local retail store.  We receive weekly donations that are given to Oxford Houses in Kansas.
  • Opened 7 new houses in Kansas in 2017, including the first Oxford House in Pittsburg.   Oxford House Monarch is home to 7 ladies in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Added four new people to our board of directors.
  • Hired a part-time person in our Overland Park office.
 Goals for 2018: 
  • Open a men's house in Pittsburg
  • Open a men's house in western Kansas 
  • Acquire additional funding to hire additional personnel across the state.
Needs Statement
1. Establish fundraising committee
2. Increase number of grants attained  by $50,000
3. Increase number of board members 
4. Develop new fundraisers and achieve a fundraising goal of $40,000
5. Open houses in new areas of the state 
 
Service Categories
Housing Support
Housing Rehabilitation
Single Organization Support
Areas of Service
KS
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
Geographic Area Served Narrative We serve the entire state of Kansas.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement The goal of opening 100 Oxford Houses in the State of Kansas has been achieved. We have 120 houses across the state. Our challenge now is finding the resources needed to support these houses.  Support in this case includes finding members to occupy the house; members who are currently in other houses and are familiar with the principles and traditions of Oxford Houses.  Other supports would be obtaining donations of furniture and other household items, negotiating leases with landlords, setting up utilities, speaking with local corrections, treatment centers, civic groups regarding the new house and its needs.  Our goal for 2018, therefore, is finding that funding.  Currently the push is on for battling the opioid crisis.  This includes transitional housing such as Oxford House.  Our organization has the knowledge and skills to participate in this battle, but is short on the funding necessary to adequately do the job.  
Programs
Description Transitional living program providing sober living opportunity for men and women.
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention/Transitional Substance Abuse
Population Served Substance Abusers (Drug/Alcohol Abusers), Homeless
Short-Term Success Short term success for our organization means opening more Oxford Houses in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. More houses mean more individuals are served.
Long-Term Success Long term success for Friends of Recovery and the Oxford House program means that no one is homeless because of alcohol or drug addiction.
Program Success Monitored By Success is monitored by: Monthly reports from Oxford Houses regarding openings, etc. Monthly financial reporting of organization at board meetings Data reports from both Oxford Houses and organization
Examples of Program Success An increase in the number of houses opened from previous year. An increase in the number of individuals receiving information on Oxford Houses and Friends of Recovery from the previous year. An increase in the number of individuals receiving general information on addiction. An increase in the number of grants successfully renewed or obtained. An increase in the number of donors.
Description Prepares Oxford House members for future sober living by providing practical life workshops (trauma informed care, career advancement, drugs of abuse, mental health topics, crisis management, communications).
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Relapse Prevention/Transitional Substance Abuse
Population Served Adults
Short-Term Success Short term success is that individuals in Oxford Houses have a greater knowledge base in areas such as parenting, career advancement, anger management and communication skills.
Long-Term Success The long term success would be that every person in an Oxford House has a successful reintegration into the community as a result of our workshops.
Program Success Monitored By Pre and post-workshop surveys are a good way to judge the success of a particular presentation. Attendance is another way, as are satisfaction surveys.
Examples of Program Success More individuals are leaving Oxford Houses "in good standing", in other words, they are leaving without relapse or disruption. More individuals are leaving Oxford Houses with better skills sets than when they entered the houses. In example, a mother who entered an Oxford House has better parenting skills than when she walked in the door, fresh from treatment.
Description Educational program that targets key community stake holders providing them with information on the OH program, and recovery as well as exposing them to the "face" of recovery through client contact.
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other
Population Served Other Named Groups
Short-Term Success Our short term goal is to provide information to as many people as possible in all areas of the community, and to build some positive, long-term collaborative relationships as a result.
Long-Term Success Our long term goal is to educate every person about alcohol and drug addiction, to eliminate the stigma of this terrible disease.
Program Success Monitored By We monitor progress by the increase in the number of individuals gaining knowledge of Oxford Houses and alcohol and drug addiction.
Examples of Program Success Examples of success would include legislative changes in the expansion of funds for treatment of alcohol and drugs. Another good example of success would be data that indicates a change in attitude regarding alcohol and drug addiction.
CEO Comments Friends of Recovery's success comes from many sources.  The dedication of FORA's personnel helps maintain the highest quality of support services to Oxford House members. Lastly, Friends of Recovery collaborates with persons across the state that have a strong commitment to Oxford Houses, and this has helped our program gain in success as well as in numbers. Some of those persons include the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, the Regional Alcohol and Drug Assessment Centers, and the correctional and treatment communities.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Kathleen Wright LMSW LMAC
Term Start July 2001
Experience Kathleen is a Licensed Master of Social Work and is a Kansas-credentialed addiction counselor. She has experience in the drug and alcohol field, understanding addictive cycles and brings with her a wealth of experience in recovery with diverse populations. She has a demonstrated history of skills, including developing and leading therapy groups.   In addition, she has a bachelors degree in advertising, as well as eight years in the advertising field, which enhances her fundraising capability.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Harold KeelingJan 1991 - Aug 1999
George W Turner L.M.S.W.Sept 1999 - Aug 2003
Senior Staff
Title Program Coordinator
Title Bookkeeper
Title Program Coordinator
Title Program Coordinator
Title Program Coordinator
Experience/Biography Emily is a current member of an Oxford House, and has extensive leadership ability.  
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 3
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 4
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 5
Male 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Johnson County Mental Health, United Way of Johnson County, Wyandotte and Johnson County Community Corrections, Church of the Resurrection, UCS, Goodwill
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Organization of the YearOxford House Alumni Organization2009
Organization of the YearOxford House Alumni Organization2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Friends of Recovery is currently expanding its board. We are extremely optimistic about the financial future of Friends of Recovery, and are taking the necessary steps to ensure the longevity of this organization.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Charles Liston
Company Affiliation Student
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Email chuckliston@outlook.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Stephanie CurryCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Laurie EvansCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Charles ListonOxford House resident
Ms. Marla LooperCounselor
Mr. Mike TompkinsOH Resident
Mr. Dallas UhrichRetired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
By-laws
Finance
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
CEO Comments Friends of Recovery is currently expanding its board. We are extremely optimistic about the financial future of Friends of Recovery, and are taking the necessary steps to ensure the longevity of this organization.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $299,024
Projected Expenses $298,302
Endowment Value $64,568
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.  
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$5,961$8,745$15,404
Government Contributions$248,137$249,345$246,464
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$248,137$249,345$246,464
Individual Contributions------
$0--$0
$34,297$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,654$1,253$1,074
Membership Dues$0--$0
Special Events$0$0$7,719
Revenue In-Kind$4,952--$0
Other$3,425$40,999$34,389
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$249,056$219,768$244,921
Administration Expense$38,639$62,199$66,804
Fundraising Expense$12,757$12,298$11,296
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.020.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%75%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$201,018$214,417$193,228
Current Assets$199,243$211,586$189,341
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$99,186$106,241$91,129
Total Net Assets$101,832$108,176$102,099
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.011.992.08
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --State of Kansas $156,380
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Johnson County Alcohol Tax Fund $50,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Spring Gala & Race 4 Recovery Fundraiser $41,644
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Friends of Recovery, through strategic planning, has looked at the strengths and weaknesses of our organization. We currently rely heavily on government funding, and very little from other sources. Friends of Recovery hosts two fundraising events and will continue to search for sustainable donors. 
Other Documents
Organization Name Friends of Recovery Association
Address 6422 Santa Fe Drive
Overland Park, KS 66202
Primary Phone (913) 722-0367
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kathleen Wright LMSW LMAC
Board Chair Mr Charles Liston
Board Chair Company Affiliation Student
Year of Incorporation 1991