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Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House Business Proposal 561 Eureka Avenue, San Bernardino, Ca 92410 Stella A. Ampry 192 Golden Wy, San Bernardino, Ca 92410 Ronald Fitzpatrick 192 Golden Wy, San Bernardino, Ca 92410 Tel. 909-763-2731

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February 27, 2013/2010


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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Table of Contents

Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House for Women, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides a home-like setting for women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. It is our sole purpose to provide services through education, group therapy, and both 12-step and spiritual activities to women in and around the greater Southern California areas. In our facility, we will facilitate mental, emotional, physical and spiritual healing.

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Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House Inc. will provide an intimate, clean and safe environment to help individuals as they transition into being productive members of society.


A peaceful and serene fellowship atmosphere in a drug and alcohol free environment that provides the maximum opportunity for each individual to return to the mainstream of life with a solid foundation and a new beginning are the primary objectives for Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House for Women. Our residents are referred from rehabilitation centers and treatment facilities. Our staff members will provide the leadership and set the example for the women so they can see firsthand how a good attitude, fellowship and the willingness to help others are vital to serenity in sobriety.

MISSION STATEMENT

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Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House is dedicated to assisting the women that come

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through our doors with loving and caring staff support and quality life skills, and training that will enable them to lead a sober and productive life. At Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House we will provide a safe environment for a small community of like-minded persons who suffer from chemical dependency or alcoholism who are willing to maintain sobriety and live together in a home atmosphere. The desire to contribute to the well-being of all involved through cooperation and sharing are essential elements to building lasting foundations for continued long term sobriety. At Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House for Women, we will provide the love and supportive atmosphere

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that brings out that desire.

Creating an environment that promotes the discovery, development and relationship to a loving God or "Higher Power." Awaken in each client the awareness of their responsibility to the community; our planet and their fellow man. Gaining a respect for


all people and of life; which brings out the best in the client? Assisting the individual receive the training that will provide "meaningful" employment. Teaching the

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importance and allowing the individual the chance to help others as well as themselves.

COMPANY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House plans to provide professional services to our clients with a caring and sincere approach to the recovery process of which the women will encounter. It is our goal that every women that passes through our doors be given the

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opportunity to receive the necessary tools that will enable them to continue their sobriety once they have move on with their life.


Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House plans to receive donations, clothes and other gifts which will also provide a larger resource for the women. We will be linked to the educational sector as well as resources for employment and housing. Diamonds in the Rough offers a comprehensive range of additional services to support the clients’ recovery including referrals to a vast network of community resources, professional counseling, and a directory of services specific to each client assessment and goals. BUSINESS PHILIOSOPHY In most sober living facilities, support is typically not provided on a level that benefits the residents or delivered by professionals who are a part of a recovery community. It is important for the organization to provide resources that will enable our residents at

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Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House to elevate themselves to a level of selfsufficiency and independence. The alcohol and substance abuse centers and treatment

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communities are in dire need for more housing developments that will provide housing to those men and women coming out of treatment programs and seeking temporary transitional housing to continue their sobriety in a safe environment. Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House will provide such an environment.

Transitional housing is a good idea for recovering women who have gone through detoxification and drug treatment but do not feel ready to enter the larger society yet. By providing a level of structure, support and accountability, sober living homes offer a way

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to continue the sobriety work of rehab while reintegrating into work, family and life in general. Transitional housing comes in as many varieties as rehabs, ranging from a group


of individuals who choose to live in a sober house to an organized business entity with rules regulations and management. Transitional housing typically refers to a stage of a recovering alcoholic/addict's sobriety during which he or she lives in a community specifically set up for recovering alcoholic/addicts. In general, the biggest distinction between transitional housing and drug rehab

is the level of professional and medical care the residents receive. In rehab,

clients are provided with access to high levels of counseling from psychologists, psychiatrists and addiction specialist doctors. As a community of women, Diamonds in

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occur in mixed transitional housing.

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the Rough Settlement House helps women to avoid some of the common problems that


For one thing, the non-distraction of romantic and sexual complications allows women to focus on their sobriety during a critical and vulnerable point in their recovery process. Second, an all female environment encourages the women to openly discuss issues and topics that they might otherwise not be willing to talk about in front of men. For many women, substance abuse is closely linked with shame about body image, eating disorders and sexual trauma. Being in an all female group allows these women to unashamedly discuss these feelings with an audience that will hear, understand and respect a woman's

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voice.

MARKETING


From the desk and field market research carried out on 300 clients, it is clear that there is considerable potential and need in the independent living/aftercare of alcohol and drug treatment business. Research indicates that Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House targeted market finds it difficult to obtain safe alcohol and drug free environments in which to continue their recovery process. Research also suggests that the clients in this market are unlikely to relapse again due to the education, training provided at a level of aftercare and the environment of which they are expose to for a length of time. Diamonds in the Rough will cater to the needs of our residents and develop a carefully assess plan for each individual women. Third, an all female environment continues the development of strong, supportive relationships between women. One of the key tenets of Diamonds in the Rough

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Settlement House, approach to sobriety is based on Dr. Amprys’ insights into relational growth. While researching female addicts, Dr. Ampry noticed that many female addicts

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tended to be women who lacked close female friends and success in recovery was often associated with a strong network of close female friends. Dr. Ampry theorized that developing a network of supportive women committed to one another's health would create higher success rates in drug rehab. This relational growth therapy model enforces the

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treatment at Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House.


As the saying goes, “getting sober is easy; staying sober is the hard part,” and the first year of recovery is the most difficult. Research shows involvement in an appropriate 12step recovery program can be one of the most effective tools in achieving and maintaining recovery. Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House supportive 12 Step program is a mandatory part of our clients’ plans for ongoing sobriety. Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House chose to incorporate as a not-for-profit based organization with the concept that it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a community to restore a person back to society; and it takes God’s grace and mercy to

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restore all of us back to sanity.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES


Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House expects that by concentrating full-time on the client’s needs, and the fundraising aspect. The clients’ base will increase from the present level of 8 mothers with children per home to 16 residents per house measure.

To help achieve this growth, Dr. Ampry has identified three agencies she wishes to resource to and has begun negotiations with them. Housing between eight and sixteen clients a day will allow the business to expand the organization and open a men transitional house within a years’ timeframe.

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CAPITALIZATION

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Dr. Ampry plans to use a portion of earned income and invest the proceeds in the new independent living business, Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House II. In addition, Ms. Lyons (a long time friend) will be investing $10,000.000 of her own money in the business, and seeking an additional fund amount of $83,500 from outside sources. Return on shareholders’ capital by Year Five is projected to be close to 100 percent.

The purpose of this non-profit business plan is to communicate this highly profitable

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opportunity to Dr. Amprys’ outside investors, and to attract interest in the venture.

PRICES AND FEES ·

12 Month Residential Program - $500 per month


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Rental Assistant Resources Available

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Structured living environment

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Family like atmosphere

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Caring, available, qualified staff

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Marriage and Family Therapist

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Certified Alcohol Treatment Counselor

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Weekly house meetings

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All meals, snacks and drinks provided

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Must participate in 12 Step program

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Drug and alcohol testing

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Computer access and wireless internet

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Digital cable television

Free long distance telephone

Gym passes to 24 Hour Fitness

Beautiful upscale neighborhood

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Primary and transitional programs

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MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION


About the founders…… Stella A. Ampry-Fitzpatrick-President, Program director Stella & Ronald Fitzpatrick opened their second home and hearts to alcoholics and addicts in 2003. Stella A. Fitzpatrick PhD is a clinical and forensic psychologist in Southern California who specializes in the assessment and treatment of interpersonal violence, traumatic stress and the anxiety disorders. She has been working with people with addictions since March of 1994. Stella believes in a holistic approach to recovery. Their focus is on treating the disease of addiction with a combination 12 Step work, therapy and counseling, and the rejuvenation of the body through healthful eating and exercise. They have designed their program to foster a family-like atmosphere. They believe that people

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in recovery are just beginning their lives. They encourage the people they work with to learn to enjoy life in sobriety. They have 5 children and 4 grand-children.

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Dr. Fitzpatrick maintains an independent practice in clinical psychology in San Bernardino, California. Additionally, she is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Linda Loma Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Medical College of Cornell University where she supervises and conducts clinical trainings for psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows.

Ronald Fitzpatrick, Licensed Construction Inspector

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Ronald graduated from the University of California, Irvine in June of 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Inspection. Ronald has been working with alcoholics and addicts as an advisor and has four years of sobriety. He is very focus when it comes


to providing quality counseling and care to his spondees. His main focus is on integrating the 12 Steps and disease models of addiction with narrative therapeutic and Cognitive Behavioral techniques. Ronald is married to Dr. Stella Fitzpatrick. They have five children and four grand-children.

HISTORY AND POSITION TO DATE

The program will fulfill its goals by providing case management; referrals for vocational training and independent living skills training that will assist the participant in the transition to self-sufficiency. The business is will be located at 561 Eureka Avenue,

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San Bernardino, Ca 92410. By capitalizing on our experience in the drug and alcohol

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treatment industry, we will be able to both advice and direct our clients to the type of resources that will best suit their needs.

OPERATING EXPENSES

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2 year

1 year

3 year

Totals

Salaries and wages

36,072

40,581

58,116

134,769

Employee benefits

18,036

20,291

29,058

67,385

6012

6764

9686

22,462

30,060

30,060

40,080

100,200

5845

5845

6680

18,370

Payroll taxes Rent

Utilities


Repairs and maintenance

3340

3340

3340

10,020

Insurance

5845

9185

16,700

31,730

Travel

7,097

17,535

30,895

55,527

Telephone

5970

7933

10,855

24,758

Postage

2505

4175

8350

15,030

Office supplies

5428

8350

12,525

26,303

Marketing and advertising

39,700

38,410

50,100

128,210

Professional fees

31,125

16,550

16,500

64,175

Training and development

10,020

16,700

35,070

61,790

Bank charges

150

150

200

500

Depreciation

9185

9185

9185

27,555

Miscellaneous

0

Other

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Total Operating Expenses

Operating Income Interest income (expense)

216,390

235,054

337,340

788,784

52,393

389,264

649,506

1,091,163

(8350)

(8350)

(8350)

(25,050)

Other income (expense) Total Non-operating Income

0 (8350)

(8350)

(8350)

(25,050)

44,043

380,914

641,156

1,066,113

9142

76,184

145,751

231,077

34,901

304,730

495,405

835,036

Income (Loss) Before Taxes

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Income Taxes

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Net Income (Loss)

Appendix I


Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House for Women Front

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View

Appendix II

Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House for Women


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Kitchen Area

Appendix III

Diamonds In the Rough Settlement House for Women Sitting

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Room


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Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House for Women Dining Area


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The primary purpose of Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House is to provide a clean and sober living environment for people suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction.

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Among the many aspects of early recovery from the disease of addiction, there are two vitally important concepts to which Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House is committed. These are:


1. The need for the individual to begin to take personal responsibility for his/her life. 2.) The unparalleled therapeutic value of alcoholics and/or addicts working with and

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supporting each other in recovery.

General House Rules

To provide and maintain a healthy environment with these principles in mind, Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House has four cardinal rules: they are in the order of

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importance:

1. PARTICIPATION - Morning Meditation, Supper Blessings, Community Projects, Fund Raisers and all house activities.


2. DAILY MEETING ATTENDANCE - The following meetings will meet this requirement: AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), N.A. (Narcotics Anonymous), AL-ANON, CODA (Co-dependents Anonymous), Church, Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House Meeting, Big Book Seminars and other AA/NA related seminars, studies, field trips or workshops. However, no less than two "home group" AA or NA meetings per week. 3. TOTAL ABSTENTION - Residents must abstain from the use of alcohol and all moodaltering drugs (including prescription medications). Residents may not bring any of these substances onto the premises (exception would be under the care of a physician.)

4. HEALTHY EMPLOYMENT - Residents must seek and maintain healthy employment. Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House will strive to make employment opportunities available through its various resources when available.

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Residents are required to work, actively seek employment, or be a student enrolled in an accredited academic or trade school. Those who are permanently disabled and on federal,

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state or local assistance are required to become involved in service to Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House or the community.

Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House is dedicated to helping its residents incorporate these principles into their lives. The "one on one" of alcoholics and addicts helping each other, and the group help that has been long established as the key to the "12 Step Program of Recovery" can be found here. Also of importance is the resident's sponsor, as well as his/her participation in their individual 12 Step Group(s) and program(s).

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All new residents will complete a 30-day probation/restriction to acclimate to the environment and to maintain the safety for all Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House residents.


Minimum six month commitment is required; however in most cases one year to 18 months will be required (to be determined by staff on an individual basis). A minimum of two weeks’ notice will be required before leaving. If a resident "goes out" (relapses), he will be asked to leave the house unless resident is willing to go back into treatment.

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Any person who drinks, uses, or possesses alcohol or any mood altering drugs on his/her person or on the premises will be automatically asked to leave the premises.

The following behaviors can also result in immediate request to vacate the house: 1. Any type of negative remarks or acts of disloyalty to Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House, its staff, or its program(s).

2. Engaging in acts of violence or threats of violence. 3. Theft.

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4. Willful destruction of property.

5. Failure to attend daily meetings, the required house meetings, and group or individual counseling when required.


6. Failure to report another resident who is drinking or using. 7. Failure to get along with others. 8. Failure to maintain a positive attitude at all times. 9. Failure to do chores willingly. 10. Failure to demonstrate politeness to others or a lack of any of the social skills needed to live in a family setting. 11. Failure to get up and stay up for morning meditation.

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IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY RESIDENT TO ENFORCE THIS POLICY

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MEALS the "house" will provide the last meal (dinner). Most clients are eligible for food stamps that are applied for upon admission. Any food or drink items purchased by a resident for their personal use must be marked clearly with their name before putting in the refrigerator. Marked items in the refrigerator are not to be eaten without the permission of the person the item belongs to.

CHORES All residents will participate in the general maintenance and care of the house and its property. Chores will be assigned each week and must be completed before going to work. Each resident will provide his/her own sheets, pillow, towels and wash clothes. Sleeping areas must be kept neat and all personal items kept in their assigned place. Beds

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must be made each morning before meditation and prayer. Sheets and towels must be washed weekly. In addition, each client will wash whatever dishtowels, table clothes, etc., that are dirty at the time he goes to the laundry.


PERSONAL HYGIENE - All clients must bathe each day. Shirts, pants/skirts, shoes,

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etc., are to be worn in all public areas.


Diamonds in the Rough Settlement House Not-for-profit business plan final draft