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Broken No More

 7824 San Luis
 Orange, CA 92869
[P] (714) 865-7879
[F] --
http://broken-no-more.org/
http://grasphelp.org/
[email protected]
Gary Cullen
FOUNDED: 2010
INCORPORATED: 2010
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 01-0974081 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

 Mission of Broken No More is to provide support and guidance to those who have lost a loved one due to substance use, to advance the treatment of, and eventual cures for addiction/substance use disorder in a meaningful and useful way and to effect positive policy changes in the current failed war on drugs.

Mission Statement

 Mission of Broken No More is to provide support and guidance to those who have lost a loved one due to substance use, to advance the treatment of, and eventual cures for addiction/substance use disorder in a meaningful and useful way and to effect positive policy changes in the current failed war on drugs.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Expenses $30,268.00
Projected Revenue $40,654.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 911 Good Samaritan Law Awareness
  • GRASP Conference
  • Overdose Prevention Workshops

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

 Mission of Broken No More is to provide support and guidance to those who have lost a loved one due to substance use, to advance the treatment of, and eventual cures for addiction/substance use disorder in a meaningful and useful way and to effect positive policy changes in the current failed war on drugs.

Background Statement

Broken No More started in 2010 when Father Gary Cullen and Mother Denise Cullen lost their only child Jeff Cullen to an accidental drug overdose at the age of 27, after a 6 month period of sobriety. He died alone, on the grass of an upscale residential neighborhood in Costa Mesa. Denise Cullen said that “His death led us to start Broken No More, a Non Profit Organization dedicated to educate the public on how the law protects bystanders in the event of a drug overdose, and change harmful drug policies by shifting the focus from criminalization to public health.”

Broken No More is an organization formed by families and friends of people with substance use disorder/chemical dependency, who have lived the trauma of addiction with their loved ones, and have seen firsthand the devastating results of the disease of addiction and overdose deaths.  Broken No More is formed with the hope that more enlightened drug policies may help stem the tide of addiction and overdose.
Our goals are:

  • To provide support, knowledge and an information base for those who have lost a loved one through the disease of substance use disorder/addiction/chemical dependency.  This is a unique loss, often preceded by months and years of turmoil and suffering on the part of the person and their families.
  • To educate the public about the realities of the disease of addiction, in order to change attitudes towards the people suffering from it; thereby increasing understanding, promoting research for real medical treatments and improved and accessible rehabilitation programs, and eventually finding a cure for this devastating condition.
  • To change the way “addicts” and this disease is treated in our society and help end this epidemic of lost and destroyed lives.  Until the stigma and shame are removed from those who suffer from this, progress toward change from punitive to therapeutic responses will not occur.
  • To work to change existing failed policies regarding drug use. The 4 decade long War on Drugs is a horrific failure and has done more damage than good.  Policies must be changed to reflect the newest scientific developments that prove and continue to prove that addiction is a treatable disease.  Substance Use Disorder/Addiction is a health issue; punishment is not the answer to this problem.

Impact Statement

Top Five Achievements for Broken No More

1: California 911 Good Samaritan Law: This law came into effect on 1st January 2013 in California.  Broken No More lobbied to bring the law into effect.
 
2: California 911 Good Samaritan Law Campaign: In 2014 One of the major goal for Broken No More was to raise awareness of the 911 Good Samaritan Law.  To achieve this goal Broken No More launched a very successful and ambitious campaign ever. This campaign not only helped raise funds but also helped educate the public on the law protects bystanders in the event of an drug overdose. This campaign provided proper knowledge on the law that will help save lives of millions. Money raised during this campaign helped raise awareness on the good Samaritan law.  Money was donated directly to the sustained awareness media campaign throughout all major cities in California to reach millions of people.
 
3: Naloxone Campaign: Broken No More participated in raising funds for Naloxone(A commonly used drug for overdose reversal). There was Naloxone shortage and the drug was very expensive. Broken No more was able to raise $10,000 dollars that saved lives of millions. 
 
4: GRASP Conference  and Retreat: Broken No More in partnership with Drug Policy Alliance conducted the GRASP conference and Retreat in Tampa Florida in September 2014. This successful retreat brought together those who had lost a loved one to overdose or substance use with experts in grief recovery, overdose prevention, harm reduction, advocacy, and reality-based education for the kids.
 
5: Overdose Prevention Workshop : A overdose workshop conducted by Broken No More save lives of two young adults from Simi Valley and Ojai who took lethal doses of opioids. This workshop taught the attendees how to inject the antidote and provide rescue breathing to an overdose victim. It also  gave them the confidence of what can be done when a drug related emergency occurs. Overall the workshop left the attendees empowered and gave them the hope that they can save lives.
 
Goals for the Current Year 2015
 
1: Increase funding by 20% to raise awareness on the 911 Good Samaritan Law, Overdose Prevention, harm reduction, advocacy, and reality-based education for our kids.
 
2: Increase number of skilled Volunteers  by 25%
 
3: Realization and control of marijuana : Introduce the bill in the CA senate so that it comes into effect in 2016
 
4:  Save lives of millions

Needs Statement

Needs for 2016

The greatest need Broken No More faces is financial support. A few of them are:

1: $25,000 for 2016 GRASP retreat

2:  $10,000 state wide awareness on 911 good Samaritan law campaign

3: $10,000 for Naloxone campaign a drug that is very expensive

4: $10,000 for programs, trainings and conferences which include costs of stay for the people attending, travel costs, registration costs and all other miscellaneous costs. These conferences and programs offer lectures on grief and healing and harm reduction. Training in lifesaving overdose prevention/naloxone administration is provided. And of course there are experts in advocacy to teach how to become part of the solution to this epidemic.

4: $5000 for conducting Workshops on overdose prevention

Volunteer Needs

1: Broken No More needs a part time intern to assist the Executive Director

2: More skilled volunteers are needed who can provide their expertise in  key functional areas like  PR/Marketing, and WordPress, social media, and administration. 

Other Needs

1: Increased Partnerships and collaborations with experts in grief, drug policy advocacy, harm reduction and family relationships.


CEO Statement

In the wake of this epidemic of overdose deaths there are many grassroots parent groups doing various types of advocacy. What makes Broken No More unique is that we provide peer led grief support through more than 60 face to face groups across the United States (and Canada). We also facilitate an online facebook private group for anyone who has lost a loved one due to substance use disorder/overdose. We do not exclude anyone based on his or her relationship to the person who has died. We are open to anyone: parent, spouse, sibling, friend, and child. We feel that we have already been excluded and marginalized through our journey with our loved one before their death.

Our mission includes eliminating the stigma associated with the disenfranchised population of people who use drugs. In cases of overdose deaths this stigma is often attached to the families both before their death and after. This grief is very unique and the obstacles interfering with our recovery process are many.
Broken No More addresses the bad policies that are the ‘war on drugs’, which is actually a war on people, families and communities. It extends to every corner of society. We work to change these failed policies that result in mass incarceration for non-violent drug offenses that are ruining people’s opportunities for housing, education, employment and more throughout their lives. Their debt is never paid in full.
We recognize that existing policies around drug use have not decreased drug use or availability and certainly do not keep drugs away from our kids. We work to provide reality based, honest education for our kids and for their parents about drugs, and to improve the treatment for substance use disorder. Broken No More is a gathering place for those who want to work on overdose prevention, implementation of harm reduction strategies, increase access to treatment for those who want it, and effect legislative changes to existing, harmful drug policies.
Through GRASP: Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing www.grasphelp.org - there is finally a place for people to share their journey, their grief and to feel a sense of community. Through our day-to-day work, leadership and participation in awareness events and our GRASP/Broken No More Retreat-Conferences, we have been able to harness the immense power that exists within families – those who have the ‘moral authority’ in this very pressing, important issue of our time.
We are losing an entire generation of our young people to this disastrous, destructive war on drugs and we want to end it. It is widely accepted that there is no loss greater than that of losing a child. We hope to reduce the number of people who have to experience what we have – this unnatural, ultimate loss.
Our son, Jeff Cullen died in August, 2008 of an accidental overdose. We struggled, as a family, with our son for 12 years while he fought for sobriety, with periods of remission and many relapses. Our goal is to help those who are experiencing what we have, and to help protect others from the collateral damage of the ‘war on drugs’.
We appreciate your support.

Board Chair Statement

I have been volunteering with Broken No More since 2010 when it first started. My motivation comes from "Someone dies from overdose every 19 seconds here in the US alone.  When I see all the outpouring for other diseases like cancer or heart I realize that someone has to work at the cause and try to change the perception of what it is and that it needs to be treated like other diseases".

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Broken no more mission greatly depends on our
supporters generous donations. Donors may donate via the website at http://broken-no-more.org/about-us/donate/.

Donations
and checks can also be mailed to our mailing address:
Broken No More
42-335 Washington Street, F #175
Palm Desert, CA 92211

We also accept phone donations and in-kind donations. For more information on in-kind donations contact Gary Cullen at [email protected]
 
Donors can also donate by ordering Our Broken No More and GRASP t-shirts and tank tops on our website. To order click here http://broken-no-more.org/bnm-t-shirt/ and then simply click the PayPal button,

Broken No More is a new organization and as it is growing we are in need of more volunteers. For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact Gary/Denise Cullen at [email protected]  or [email protected] You can also use our contact us form at http://broken-no-more.org/about-us/contact-us/. Once you complete the form, a member of our staff will contact you.

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
Almost all of North America. We have face to face chapters in 26 states.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Human Services
  2. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment
  3. Mental Health & Crisis Intervention - Substance Abuse Prevention

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Programs


911 Good Samaritan Law Awareness

Every Single day at least 105 people die of accidental drug overdose in the US.  Many die because they are abandoned by those who were with them at the time, because they failed to receive emergency care.

Broken No More wants to raise awareness about 911 Good Samaritan Law which came into effect on January 1, 2013.  

Budget  $10,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Support Group
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Short-Term Success  Drug use affects 1 in 4 American families and that number is on the rise.  Every fatal overdose leaves a family, friends and community grieving for their tragic loss. We can make a difference by making life saving information accessible to everyone.
Program Long-Term Success  This program will educate the public on how the law protects bystanders in the event of a drug overdose, and change harmful drug policies by shifting the focus from criminalization to public health. This will potentially save lives of millions.
Program Success Monitored By   # of Billboards: All donations through this program will go directly towards a sustained awareness media campaign throughout all major cities in California, with lots of billboards all over the state will allow to reach millions of people.
Examples of Program Success  In 2014 Broken No More launched its most ambitious outreach campaign that reached millions of people. About 62 people contributed and the campaign raised $3,655. This money helped spread the life saving information.

GRASP Conference

GRASP conference is conducted every other year. This successful retreat brings together those who had lost a loved one to overdose or substance use with experts in grief recovery, overdose prevention, harm reduction, advocacy, and reality-based education for the kids.

The retreat consists of educational meetings which include experienced speakers specializing in grief and healing and harm reduction. Training is provided in lifesaving overdose prevention/naloxone administration. And of course there are experts in advocacy to teach everyone how to become part of the solution to this epidemic.
Budget  $20,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Support Group
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Short-Term Success 

2014 GRASP retreat was very successful and by the end of the conference there were about 95% of the people who benefited from the lectures and the trainings.

Our survey results show that every session met 95% of its goals and were worthwhile to everyone.

About 50% attendees showed interests in volunteering.

Program Long-Term Success  These conferences will result in educating millions of people on healing and drug policy reform.
Program Success Monitored By 

Survey Results for speakers and trainers

List of volunteers

Examples of Program Success 

GRASP Retreat has been a successful program for almost 3 years now. Our survey results show that on an average about 95% of the people are benefited from the program. About 90% say that they would not change anything about the program.

Our registration sheet shows that all the attendees who signed up showed up for the conference. There was a 100% turn up. 

Overdose Prevention Workshops

Broken No More consists of families and friends of people with substance dependency that have seen firsthand the results of addiction and overdose deaths.

These workshops educate attendees on naloxone hydrochloride, or Narcan. Workshop attendees learn how to inject the antidote and provide rescue breathing to an overdose victim.

People addicted to opiates and anyone who knows an active user of opioids is invited to attend these workshops so they know what to do if a drug-related emergency happens.
Budget  $5,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Support Group
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers
Program Short-Term Success 

At the end of the workshop people feel empowered as they have their own Naloxone kits. Attendees will be able to recognize a overdose before it gets fatal.

At the end of each workshop all the attendees that is 100% will learn how to inject the antidote and provide rescue breathing to an overdose victim.

Program Long-Term Success  These workshops will be able to save lives of millions.
Program Success Monitored By 

These workshops are working. The success is monitored by knowing that the attendees of the workshop are saving lives.

Here is an article that proves it:
Examples of Program Success 

Here is an article that proves the success of the workshop:


Management


CEO/Executive Director Denise Cullen
CEO Term Start Sept 2010
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Denise Cullen has worked as a Clinical Social Worker in the medical field since graduation from USC’s School of Social Work in 1993.  Her expertise has been in HIV/AIDS and working with terminally ill patients.  Because of this work, and efforts to learn how to be more effective through continuing education classes and seminars, she has a special ability in the area of death, dying and grief. Her patient population included a large number of Intravenous Drug Users, and so she has professional experience working with patients suffering from addiction as well as personal experience. She has also become certified by the Grief Recovery Institute as a Grief Recovery Specialist. By nature of being a social worker, advocacy is sort of “built in”.  The work necessary to effect the changes Broken No More is about is not easy; but through professional training and personal characteristics, Denise is well suited for the challenges.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Gary Cullen Vice President Development & Marketing, CFO --
Marilee Murphy Odendahl Vice President --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

GRASP is a division of Broken No More.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 8
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 3
Other: --
Other (if specified): Asian 1
Gender Female: 4
Male: 4
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Denise Cullen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive Director - Broken No More
Board Chair Term Jan 2010 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Denise Cullen Executive Director: Broken No More --
Gary Cullen Vice President Development & Marketing, CFO: Broken No More --
Marilee Murphy Odendahl Vice President - Broken No More --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 3
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 3
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 2
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 25%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

In the wake of this epidemic of overdose deaths there are many grassroots parent groups doing various types of advocacy. What makes Broken No More unique is that we provide peer led grief support through more than 60 face to face groups across the United States (and Canada). We also facilitate an online facebook private group for anyone who has lost a loved one due to substance use disorder/overdose. We do not exclude anyone based on his or her relationship to the person who has died. We are open to anyone: parent, spouse, sibling, friend, child. We feel that we have already been excluded and marginalized through our journey with our loved one even before they died.

 

Our mission includes eliminating the stigma associated with the disenfranchised population of people who use drugs and that stigma which is often attached to their families both before their death and after. This grief is very unique and the obstacles interfering with our recovery process are many.

 

Broken No More addresses the bad policies that are the ‘war on drugs’ which is actually a war on people, families and it extends to every corner of society. No one is immune, regardless of their education, economic status or how “good” their family is. We work to change these failed policies that result in mass incarceration for non-violent drug offenses ruining people’s opportunities for housing, education, employment and more throughout their lives. Their debt is never paid in full. 

 

We recognize that existing policies around drug use have not decreased drug use or availability and certainly does not keep drugs away from our kids. We work to provide reality based, honest education for our kids and for their parents about drugs, and to improve the treatment for substance use disorder. Broken No More is a gathering place for those who want to come together to work on overdose prevention, legislative changes and through GRASP: Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing www.grasphelp.org - finally a place for people to share their journey, their grief and to feel a sense of community. Through our day-to-day work, leadership and participation in awareness events and our GRASP/Broken No More Retreat-Conferences, we have been able to harness the immense power that exists within families – those who have the ‘moral authority’ in this very pressing, important issue of our time.

 

We are losing an entire generation of our young people to this disastrous, destructive war on drugs and we want to end it. It is widely accepted that there is no loss greater than that of losing a child. We hope to reduce the number of people who have to experience what we have – this unnatural, ultimate loss. 

 

Our son, Jeff Cullen died in August, 2008 of an accidental overdose. We struggled, as a family, with our son for 12 years while he fought for sobriety, with periods of remission and many relapses.  Our goal is to help those who are experiencing what we have, and to help protect others from the collateral damage of the ‘war on drugs’. 

 

We appreciate your support.

 

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $40,654.00
Projected Expenses $30,268.00
Form 990s

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $26,684 $52,486 $33,220
Total Expenses $21,262 $42,045 $28,837

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$26,684 $52,486 $33,220
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $21,261 $42,045 $28,837
Administration Expense $1 -- --
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.26 1.25 1.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 100% 100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $22,271 $16,849 $6,408
Current Assets $22,271 $16,849 $6,408
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $22,271 $16,849 $6,408

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

Broken No More operates on a very limited budget. About 27k per year. That only allows us to provide the most basic of services. We have no paid employee’s all are volunteers. We work Every day and most weekends. The CEO dedicates her life to Broken No More without any compensation.
Our programs benefit by saving lives and should happen every year but due to limited funds we do it semi-annually.
Our ultimate goal would be to have enough capital to grant other organizations money for research for new drug addiction treatments and maybe even cures. 19 people die every minute in the US along. We want to lower that number of deaths due to substance abuse and it takes money to put programs in place to do that.
Ad’s in major news publications about Naloxone and 911 Good Samaritan Law could save a lot of lives but all of these campaings need money.
Fundraising events and Grants provide an opportunity and opens doors for Broken No More to save more and more lives

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


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