Fresh Start Recovery Centre
Calgary, AB T2E 2N4
Executive Director: Stacey Petersen
Board Chair: Craig H. Borgland
Charitable Reg. #: 13672 0737 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to The Cause
Impact Rating: High
Full-time staff #28
Avg. Compensation $60,065
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About Fresh Start Recovery Centre:
Founded in 1992, Fresh Start Recovery Centre (Fresh Start) treats men with alcohol and drug addictions with the goal of restoring them to productive family and community members. Fresh Start has a 12-week abstinence-based residential treatment
A Charity Intelligence 2017 "Top 10 High Impact Charity".
Fresh Start Recovery's program is highly structured, with progress testing, individual and group
Through a partnership with Pure North S’Energy Foundation, men in the residential treatment program can also take part in a health and wellness program to improve nutrition and mental health
Fresh Start also offers a 5-week Family Healing Program to support family members and friends who have been affected by addiction. In 2016, 69 men and women participated in the program, up 19% from the year before.
Results and Impact: Charity Intelligence has reviewed Fresh Start since 2007 and it is consistently a highly-rated charity with high impact. In 2016, 79% of participants completed the program in 2016, roughly unchanged from the year before. Fresh Start reported a 55% recovery rate - meaning, one year after "graduating" from its program, 55% of its clients were still clean and sober. This rose 4% from the year before. Fresh Start's impact is high with excellent proven impact and data quality.
Fresh Start Recovery Centre is a medium-sized charity with donations of $1.1m in F2016. Administrative costs are 3% of revenues and fundraising costs are 8% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.89 goes toward its programs, which falls within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Fresh Start’s interest-bearing liabilities exceed liquid assets, largely due to $1.3m in outstanding bank demand loans. Negative funding reserves indicate a funding need.
This charity report is an update that has been sent for review to Fresh Start Recovery Centre. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on August 4, 2017 by Katie Khodawandi.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||3.2%||3.2%||3.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||8.3%||6.1%||6.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||(47%)||(24.3%)||(48.1%)|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Fees for service||1,180,043||1,019,890||963,556|
|Cash flow from operations||(160,764)||524,500||17,677|