Annual report 2017

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2017 Annual Report

Our mission to reclaim teens and reunite families

Teen Recovery Solutions (TRS) is a nonprofit that empowers Oklahoma teens and families to succeed by providing an accredited recovery high school, supportive alternative peer groups, and advocacy for teen recovery. Mission Academy High School Oklahoma's only recovery high school with a supportive addiction recovery based learning environment. Alternative Peer Group Licensed counselors lead after school sessions for teens and parents. Organized social events and retreats create a positive peer community. Real Talk for Teens Educational series for teens designed to prevent substance abuse before it starts.

Message from the executive director Dear Supporter, Another year has passed at Teen Recovery Solutions, and we have seen tremendous emotional growth and resilience from our teens and their families. We held our annual event in September and raised over $220,000 for our mission. Much of our fundraising revenue goes toward scholarships we provide for teens and their families to afford our recovery high school and alternative peer group (APG). Last year we covered nearly 60% of our families program costs with scholarships. We also continued our valuable partnership with All Souls Episcopal Church. Our APG activities have been located at the All Souls Community Center since the spring of 2016. This partnership gives us a larger space for therapy groups and after school activities like basketball and ping pong. As well, Mission Academy continues its strong partnership with Artspace at Untitled in downtown Oklahoma City. Our students go there once a month to work on printmaking with their artist in residence. We had three successful multi-day retreats last year that were only possible because of your generosity. The teens snowboarded in New Mexico in the Spring, went camping and white water rafting in Colorado in July, and camped and hiked in the Wichita Mountains near Lawton in October. We have strong participation at these retreats from recent alumni, which is a key part of connecting our teens with young adults in recovery. As well, we currently employ two TRS alums as recovery coaches for our teens. I want to thank you for making the TRS mission possible. We are not able to meet the educational and recovery needs of our teens and their families without your financial support. Please never hesitate to contact me if I can answer any questions. My Kindest Regards, Andrew Rice Executive Director

I want to thank you for making the TRS mission possible.

Serving our community by the numbers In 2017, Teen Recovery Solutions served 163 clients through teen and family counseling, academics, and preventative education. We often work with schools giving presentations on substance abuse and recovery to large student audiences. In this way, our reach has touched hundreds, perhaps thousands of teens in Oklahoma. On any given week day, teens attend school at Mission Academy from 8:30 - 3:00, group counseling from 4-6, and social events every Friday night and Saturday. Teen Recovery Solutions provides about 50 hours of service each week to every teen. That's 2,496 hours of service each year!

44 Teens 40 Parents 12 Alumni 67 Clinical Assessments


Clients Served

364Â Counseling 1,820 School 312 Social Activities


Hours of Service

Getting teens back on track to graduate high school  Mission Academy High School combines the academic and clinical needs of a teen in substance abuse or addiction recovery. This is especially significant for teens who have likely fallen behind in coursework or dropped out of school. Teens gain a group of peers that support recovery, a specialized team of professionals, and an individualized graduation plan in an accredited school. Classrooms are both online and traditional giving teens unique experiences like working in a science lab or learning to screen print in a local art studio.


of students graduate from high school


of parents felt their child's academic needs were met


of students said they would be dead if it weren't for Mission Academy

I feel like it is the safest school for a child with addiction issues, and it gives guidance to the parents who are hurting in the process. - Parent response 2017 survey

Community partnerships add depth and enrichment Service learning at Feed the Children Teens participate in an ongoing volunteer project at Feed the Children where they help package food for hungry children. Service learning combines hands on experience, educational insight, and reflection -- all aimed at providing students with a richer more impactful type of learning.

Yoga connects the spirit and mind in recovery Yoga instructors lead workshops with teens on a weekly basis to address the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of addiction recovery. This works in conjunction with traditional treatment for a holistic approach to recovery and gives teens a safe space to release trauma and heal.

Printmaking mentorship with Artspace at Untitled Students participated in a printmaking mentorship program at Artspace at Untitled. Students engage with locally and nationally acclaimed artists in the printmaking community as they learn the history of printmaking as a distinctive form of art production. Students write about, curate, and display their work in a gallery setting during Youth Arts Month.

Marissa finds what she's been looking for I was on a hopeless path. My life closing quickly. No purpose or motivation. My parents are both alcoholic/addicts. All three of our lives were completely consumed by drug use. We all three were homeless, living on the streets. Motel rooms often became my home. At the time I even planned on it being a permanent home. No home, no food, no proper parents. My life was empty. My parents and I were powerless over drugs and alcohol. loved getting messed up since I was six-years-old. One day, although my parents were in and out, my mother was in jail, I couldn’t take it anymore. I left. I went and lived with friends. The emptiness and abuse was too much. My heart was so lost and empty. My soul searching for a reason to live. After a suicide attempt, while on vodka and Xanax, I ended up at the mental hospital in Norman. No adult could legally pick me up. I went into DHS custody. Knowing I wanted to be different than my parents and didn’t want drugs to control my life, I searched for sobriety while living with my aunt. There, we together, made a true effort for sobriety. I found my life again at Teen Recovery Solutions, a true solution indeed. I found what I had been looking for in life – love, family, trust, hope, and sobriety. Life, at last, had purpose. My purpose now is to be a good, loving, and caring person. I want the world to be beautiful. That starts by healing my broken heart.

Teens learn how to have sober fun and families reconnect Alternative Peer Group provides a supportive network of peers for both teens and parents. During the evenings, licensed counselors lead individual and group sessions. On Friday night and Saturday, recovery coaches plan sober social events such as a local art walk or pizza and a movie. Three times a year teens go on recovery retreats where they get to snow board or ski, hike, and share around a campfire. It's these types of activities that really strengthen the community and teach the whole family how to thrive in recovery as a team.

reported yes, they are 98% of graduates still in recovery

My son has learned that there is joy in quality relationships not clouded by substances. - Parent response 2017 survey


of drug tests, conducted on a weekly basis, had clean results indicating no presence of drugs


of parents reported significant improvements in family relationships

Julian's parents are proud to have a son in recovery Our son was very good at deceiving everyone and hiding his addiction. At school he was attending his classes, competing in sports, and maintaining his grades. So when he failed an athletic drug test, we were shocked! This was the beginning of his downward spiral of addiction and we didn't know what to do or where to turn. After numerous hospital stays and an expulsion from high school for an alcohol offense, we made the heart wrenching decision to admit our son to an out of state 90-day inpatient treatment center. We knew we were going to lose our son if we didn't find him the appropriate help. The rehab program gave him the foundation in his recovery, but again we were at a crossroads in what was the next step. Where would he complete high school? How was he going to stay sober? Those questions were answered when we learned about Teen Recovery Solutions and how fortunate we were to have a resource so close to home because recovery is a lifetime process. Teen Recovery Solutions has given our family hope again. We have learned how to communicate and listen more effectively. We actually enjoy each other again! Our son has made friends that share the same experiences, struggles, and emotions. These new friendships and peer groups have been vital in helping guide him throughout his quest of sobriety. He has learned he can have fun without drugs and alcohol. He's also learned priceless coping mechanisms from his counselor, coaches, teachers, and peers. These skills, without question, are going to assist him throughout his life and future endeavors. Our son follows the program and continues to work extremely hard; everyday, maintaining a clean and sober life, and we could not be more proud of him. We are so grateful for the countless donations which has assisted our family with hope and restoration. Our son’s sobriety will always be a top priority for him and he now has the essential tools needed for success. We now have positive aspirations and look forward to what lies ahead.

Your support gives families affordable solutions Operating Revenue $868,327

 Teen Recovery Solutions awarded $143,702 in scholarships to Oklahoma families with financial need.

Special Events 27%

Individuals 30%

Tuition 18% Foundations 25%

Operating Expenses $659,816 TRS provides a whole program for teen recovery at a cost commensurate with family income. No one else does this. It is the most comprehensive outpatient care a teen can receive. - Parent response 2017 Survey

Fundraising 17%

Administrative 25%

Program 58%

Thank you for your generous gifts in 2017 HOPE $20,000 or more Anonymous Charles and Cassandra Bowen Charitable Foundation Dennis Boren Enterprises, Inc. Nick and Peggy Duncan E.L. And Thelma Gaylord Foundation Kirkpatrick Foundation Quail Creek Bank Sarkeys Foundation INSPIRATION $10,000 - $19,999 David and Amy Birdwell Cox Charities French Family Charitable Foundation Mrs. Robert Gordon and Family Judith Drabek Revocable Trust Rob and Sara Northwood Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance Anonymous The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation The Anschutz Foundation The Chickasaw Nation The Mary Gaylord McClean Foundation COURAGE $5,000 - $9,999 BancFirst Chick and Yvonne Hilgenberg Kent and Liz Hoffman Ed and Gay Kirby Margaret Vivian Bilby Foundation Raymond H. & Bonnie B. Hefner Family Fund St. Anthony Hospital GRATITUDE $2,500 - $4,999 A Chance To Change Foundation Clay and Louise Bennett Floyd and Susan Bergen James and Christy Everest The Fennell Family David Gorham Brian and Jordan Kelley Love Meyer Family Foundation Mark and Marta McCubbin Mark and Patti Mellow Ben and Sarah Pitman Jodi Sanchez Teresa Tedder Drs. Kyle Toal and Susan Chambers Joe Dan and Janice Trigg FAITH $1,000 - $2,499 Aaron and Gertrude Karchmer Memorial Foundation Brian Affolder Jim and Missie Bobo Howard Brady, Jr. Peter and Sue Burch Drs. Paul Carlile and Carolyn Corn Julie Crowley Teresa Daugherty Pat Davenport Carl and Susan Edwards John and Sarah Edwards Steve Ellsworth Andy and Jane Evans First National Bank Fred Jones Family Foundation/Bobby Hall Mark and Jerry Gautreaux Patrick and Barbara Hill Jeanne Hoffman Smith Bob and Vicki Howard John Keele Kent Hoffman Construction Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Charles and Susan Monnet Rick and Lisa Mullins Larry and Polly Nichols Darla and Jack Norton Clark Nye Tal and Janet Oden Hugh and Cindy Rice Andrew and Apple Rice

Ronald Richardson and Dinky Hammam Ralph and Marjie Shadid Bill and Alden Snipes Clayton and Marnie Taylor Torchmark Corporation/Brian Mitchell Dr. and Mrs. Liem Trang Marianne Trigg Kitt and Melissa Wakeley WGRC, Inc./Don Williams John and Kathy Yeaman SERENITY $500 - $999 Mark and Jennifer Allen Dan and Barbara Batchelor Bumbershoot PR/Tracey Zeeck Walt and Ann-Clore Duncan Brandon and Susie Dutcher El Elyon/Jim Shortridge Dave and Alice Hager Hammert Law Harris Foundation, Inc. Judy Hatfield and Cathy Keating Harlan and Christy Hubbard David and Lucinda Huffman Joe and Sue D Esco Charitable Trust John and Deborah Jones Krista M. Jones, D.D.S. Charlotte Lankard Barney and Nancy Law Lester Family Foundation Robert and Marty Margo Doyle and Sue Martin Mel and Julie Martin Peter and Karen Mather Rebecca McNeese Mike Murphy Chris and Sue Neuberger OKC Thunder David Ooley Chuck and Vicky Robinson Fred and Pat Schonwald Nathan and Staci Sheldon Stephen and Gaye Sherman Michael and Joanna Smith Lee Allan Smith Harrison and Joanne Smith Smith Carney Co The Kerr Foundation, Inc. The Peyton Family Foundation Frank and Sandi Westbrook Donna Wilson CHANGE $150 - $499 Mariano Acuna Susan Allison Dewayne Andrews, MD Zaheer and Samina Baber Jerry Baird Sara Barry Drs. Robert and Joy Beckerley Melvin Bennett Hugh and Ann Benson Charles Berry Guy Bramble Scott and Jana Brown Maggie Brown Alex and Ann Cameron Chris and Deanna Carey Len and Donna Cason Richard and Kitty Champlin Cathy Christensen Art and Carolyn Christie Ande Clayton Edward and Kaye Cook Shon and Nicole Cook Barbara Cooper Mike and Cathy Cross Gary and Fran Derrick Lori Dobson

Mike Dover Shane and Shelly Downs John and Vionette Dunn Charles and Susan Eckman David and Jane Edmonds Michelle Edstrom Barbara Eskridge Pete and Shirley Everest Oscar and Caroline Falcon Carol Fehrle Jim and Kathy Frankenfield Nan Frates Burch Fryer John and Marsha Funk Kathy Funston Kamala Gamble Ashley Glenn Carl and Mitzi Hancuff Olivia Hanson Chris and Becky Haugen Larry and Nancy Herzel Cliff and Leslie Hudson Gregory and Kate Huston Dudley and Sue Ann Hyde Laura Jacobs and Klint Cowan Jane Jenkins Tammy Jensen Mason and Barbara Jett Jim and Janet Jones Marnie Kennedy Michael and Sandra Kirk Kirkpatrick Bank David and Myrna Lightfoot Janice Mathews-Gordon Erik Mentzel Cristy Mobley Bob and Debbie Monnet Mike and Marcia Moore Paul Neumann Kim O'Connor Alyce Page Denise Parsons Tim and Kathy Payne Leslie Pepper Stuart Phelps Luke and Dianna Pitman Oliver and Suzanne Pointer Mary Pointer Leo and Beth Portman Daniel and Jamie Reineke Julie Richardson David and Andrea Schwartz Brook and Paula Scott Michael and Jeary Seikel Jeff Shadid Daniel and Andrea Sharpton William and Pam Shdeed Steve and Laurie Shelley Michael and Rhea Siatkowski Roy and Marty Smith St. Paul's Cathedral, Inc. Lisa Synar Tiffany Talton Bob and Linda Tehan Nancy Thompson Ryan Thompson Victoria Trang John and Lynne Trigg Frank Turner Penny Voss Karen Waddell Denise White Ryan and Tessa Wicks John and Kathy Williams David Wilson and Karen Ross Harlan and Odile Wright

Please contact Maggie Brown with any questions regarding donations. 405-843-2402

Nonprofit Organization US Postage Paid Oklahoma City, OK Permit No. 1392

720 W. Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 101-A Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Program Office 405-843-9100 7101 N. Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Administrative Office 405-843-2402 720 W. Wilshire Blvd., Ste 101-A Oklahoma City, OK 73116


Staff Administrative Team Andrew Rice, Executive Director Maggie Brown, Development Director Clinical Team Ana Wilcox, M.S., LMFT, Clinical Director Christy Prather-Skinner, LPC Counselor Tiffany Grochowsky, Lead Recovery Coach DeAnne Dooley, Parent Recovery Coach Ty Illgen, Teen Recovery Coach Rachel Perrault, Teen Recovery Coach Academic Team Laneta Going, NBCT, Arts & Literacy Specialist Doug McPheron, Lead Teacher Robyn Meade-Ritter, Instructor

Board of Directors Frank Turner, President Liz Hoffman, Vice-President JD Fennell, Secretary Scott Brown, Treasurer Klint Cowan Nick Duncan Kate Huston Brian Kelley Laura Kerr Kathy Payne Ryan Thompson Paula Wade

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