Womens Recovery Corp
270 Dromara Rd
Guilford CT 06437-2301
Contact Information
Address 270 Dromara Rd
Guilford, CT 06437-2301
Telephone (203) 533-9213 x
Fax 203-643-2098
E-mail info@themansion.life
Web and Social Media
The Residence at 89 Sherland Ave, New Haven CT
Mission
The mission of the Women's Recovery Corp. is to provide women addicts and alcoholics safe housing and training in the tools of sobriety.
A Great OpportunityHelpThe nonprofit has used this field to provide information about a special campaign, project or event that they are raising funds for now.
We are in the midst of a campaign to raise $50,000 to establish a scholarship fund in the name of Martine Jehan, a young women from Guilford, CT, who died recently of a heroin overdose   A fundraiser will be held in her name at the Martin Bishop Field in Guilford on June 23, 2017.  www.martineswakeup.org. 
A Great Opportunity Ending Date June 31 2017
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 2014
Former Names
The Women's Recovery House
Spiritual Gardens
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Herbert E Swartz
Board Chair Herbert E Swartz
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission The mission of the Women's Recovery Corp. is to provide women addicts and alcoholics safe housing and training in the tools of sobriety.
Background The Women's Recovery Corp. began in January of 2012 as 89 Sherland LLC.  In July the assets were moved to a newly formed 501(c)3 corporation, Women's Recovery Corp.  Currently, our sole function is to provide housing, counseling and sobriety training to women drug addicts and alcoholics.
Impact We have reorganized our staff so that we now have in-house supervision 24 hours and day and seven days a week.  We have updated our heating system and have started design work to rehab an adjacent building to use as a counseling center.  
Needs We need $200,000 to renovate another building to house heroin addicts in medically assisted treatment and another $75,000 to furnish the house.  First year staffing cost for the new facility will be $100,000.  We would also like to hire an Executive Director.  We are budgeting $75,000 for the first year for that employee.  Finally, we need to upgrade our current staff from volunteer to paid for a second $100,000.
CEO Statement We are moving slowly from an all volunteer organization to a professional organization with achievable goals and sustainable growth.
Board Chair Statement I entered this field because of tragic circumstance in my own family and with a commitment to make life better for others with this devastating family disease.  This is a frustrating endeavor because the heroin epidemic grows exponentially every year.  The only way we keep hope is with the knowledge that if we save just one life, everything we do, all the money we spend, all the time we put in, will have been worth it.  
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Addictive Disorders NEC
Secondary Organization Category Social Science / Women's Studies
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments We are primarily a residence for women drug addicts and alcoholics in various stages of recovery.  Our hope is to expand and partner with other organizations involved in the same or related activities.
Programs
Description Phase 1, women stay close to the supervisors day and night, being guided through each day's activities of therapy, 12-Step meetings, exercise and recovery training.  
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers / Females / Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy No
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. Our programs short term success is gauged by how many of our residents stay sober while they are residents.  Approximately 80% stay sober for their stay.
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. Our goal is to teach residents to stay sober on their own. We track residents once they leave The Mansion and believe that approximately 50% stay sober for a year or more.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. We stay in touch with residents by telephone.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. Sammy, Susan, Megan, Kristin and Amanda were residents at The Mansion for eight months or more.  All five are now living independently and working as case managers at a local drug and alcohol rehab, passing on the sobriety tools they learned at The Mansion.
Description In Phase 2, the women leave The Mansion to go to work or school, but are still closely monitored weekends and evenings. 
Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments We have two tremendous challenges to our success.  The first is that addiction as a disease is progressive, incurable, fatal and extremely powerful.  Anyone in recovery from addiction is challenged daily by their illness.  Second, because the disease often renders the addict unemployable, many of our residents cannot afford our fees.  We award scholarships to the best of our ability, but our funds are limited, so we are constantly struggling to meet our financial commitments. 
CEO/Executive Director
Herbert E Swartz
Term Start Jan 2014
Email herb@herbswartz.com
Experience The CEO has been involved in the drug and alcohol recovery field for over 25 years.  For much of that time he ran a successful publishing company from which he retired in 1997.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director
Experience/Biography Ms. Egan has been at The Mansion for three years, the first two years as a case worker.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Board Chair
Herbert E Swartz
Company Affiliation President
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr William Hoey Volunteer
Mrs Jana Shea Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 6
Board Term Limits 4
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 33%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 33%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
CEO Comments
We have been challenged to find new board members.  The demanding day to day management of the organization has precluded exploring board expansion.  We hope to address the issue in the coming year.
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2017
Projected Revenue $185,000.00
Projected Expenses $185,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902016
Form 9902015
Form 9902014
Audit Documents
2016 P&L2016
2015 P&L2015
2014 P&L2014
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Determination Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$142,565$154,517$32,135
Administration Expense$38,062$36,443$9,153
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.930.961.29
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%81%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$447,143$470,769$460,509
Current Assets$3,817$2,901$5,974
Long-Term Liabilities$450,847$462,013$447,806
Current Liabilities$4,960$4,339$660
Total Net Assets($8,664)$4,417$12,043
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCT Neighborhood Assistance Act $3,900The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $4,000 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.770.679.05
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets101%98%97%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign PurposeHelpCapital Campaigns are defined as a fundraising efforts over-and-above an organization's annual operating budget. Campaigns might include the purchase of land or a building, major renovations, and major equipment purchases. Endowment campaigns may also be included if the funds are legally restricted. We are in the midst of a campaign to raise $50,000 to establish a scholarship fund in the name of Martine Jehan, a young women from Guilford, CT, who died recently of a heroin overdose A fundraiser will be held in her name at the Martin Bishop Field in Guilford on June 23, 2017. www.martineswakeup.org.
Goal $50,000.00
Dates Jan 2017 to Aug 2017
Amount Raised To Date 8000 as of Mar 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 270 Dromara Rd
Guilford, CT 064372301
Primary Phone 203 533-9213
Contact Email info@themansion.life
CEO/Executive Director Herbert E Swartz
Board Chair Herbert E Swartz
Board Chair Company Affiliation President

 

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