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The Phoenix Orange County

 850 W. 18th St. Unit A
 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
[P] (858) 336-6022
[F] --
www.phoenixmultisport.org
[email protected]
Heather Mazzei
FOUNDED: 2006
INCORPORATED: 2007
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Organization DBA --
Former Names Phoenix Multisport (2006)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 20-4648043 --

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization with a mission to foster a sober active community for individuals recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD) and those who choose to live sober. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives, while striving to eliminate stigma around addiction and recovery. Through the transformational power of social connection and physical activity we aim to address the disconnection and shame that often perpetuates addiction.

Mission Statement

The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization with a mission to foster a sober active community for individuals recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD) and those who choose to live sober. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives, while striving to eliminate stigma around addiction and recovery. Through the transformational power of social connection and physical activity we aim to address the disconnection and shame that often perpetuates addiction.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $650,000.00
Projected Revenue $750,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Community Programming

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization with a mission to foster a sober active community for individuals recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD) and those who choose to live sober. Using a peer support model, we help members heal and rebuild their lives, while striving to eliminate stigma around addiction and recovery. Through the transformational power of social connection and physical activity we aim to address the disconnection and shame that often perpetuates addiction.

Background Statement

The Phoenix (“Phoenix”), was launched by Scott Strode, an accomplished mountaineer and tri-athlete who is also a recovering alcoholic. When Scott got sober in 1997, he found that sports like boxing, ice-climbing, and triathlons helped sustain his recovery.  Scott formalized the concept of a sober, active community in April 2006 by founding The Phoenix, and in February 2007 began holding events in the Boulder area.  Initially participants were recruited simply by word-of-mouth. The idea caught on quickly, and by the end of that year Phoenix had worked with dozens of sober individuals, instructing them in activities specifically chosen for their inherent transformative properties. Phoenix’s two primary purposes are to give people in recovery access to healthy activities and to create a broader community of people living fulfilling lives in sobriety.

Impact Statement

Since opening in 2015 our OC chapter has served over 2,000 team members and partnered with over 15 local treatment centers. We have successfully planned and executed 2 overnight camping trips for our team members at an affordable cost. We have helped 5 team members get the required certifications to coach the skill of their choice. We have recently moved into a new space and will be expanding our programs and services.
Nationally, results from Phoenix’s 2017 three-month evaluation survey (n=272) show that Team Members (participants) have much more favorable attitudes toward sobriety, are more confident in themselves and have greater self-esteem, are better able to cope with stress and have more purpose in life after participating for three months. Also, more than a third of respondents (34%) reported that they had begun volunteering in their community since joining Phoenix.
o In 2017, Phoenix began to measure the long-term impact of participation through six month follow-up surveys. Of those who have completed the survey thus far (n=52), 68% remained sober 6 months after joining and, of those who had relapsed, two-thirds said that Phoenix helped them return to sobriety. When these respondents first attended a Phoenix event, 22% reported that they were unemployed and looking for work – this dropped to only 9% six months later. With regard to overall health, 55% report their health as “excellent” or “very good” six months after participating, which is higher than the national average of 52% measured through the CDC’s 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance system. These results highlight how Phoenix is changing lives, helping thousands of individuals rise above addiction and harness the power of self-transformation.
 

Needs Statement

Our organization is in need of funding to sustain our general operating budget as well as to fund our programming. It costs $650,000 per year to fund our programming. This includes space, employees, equipment, and overhead. We are always in need of volunteers to assist in cleaning, outreach, team member check-ins, and event facilitation.

CEO Statement

Phoenix Multisport has served over 22,000 individuals since 2007 when we began in Boulder, CO. We now have chapters across the country and special programming for our military and veterans' community. Our programs are free to anyone with 48 hours of sobriety, removing any financial barrier that might prevent someone stuggling with substance abuse from attenting.  As I said in my remarks during the CNN Hero television broadcast, "I believe that together we can help those stuggling with addiction rise from the ashes and who knows what gifts they'll bring to this world".

Board Chair Statement

I have had the great pleasure and honor to humbly assist this very impressive organization since its inception.  Over the years I have worked with, or for, numerous not for profits and the dedication, hard work and uplifting spirit of Phoenix's staff and volunteers never ceases to amaze me.  Perhaps more importantly,  I have repeatedly been awed by the positive transformations that Phoenix fosters in the lives of its members.  We rely on donations from the public and foundations so please help in any way possible.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can also be made by mailing a check, in-phone credit card donations, as well as coming by and donating to us directly using any form of payment!  We love our volunteers! We always need help keeping our facility clean and ready for our next event! If you are a clean and sober volunteer we would love for you to come and help us run our events! 

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County

The Phoenix OC primarily serves the communities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, and Fountain Valley.  We are located in the 92627 area code.

Organization Categories

  1. Human Services - Human Services
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Programs


Community Programming

FREE fitness classes for anyone with 48 hours of continuous sobriety or those who choose to live sober.  Classes include CrossFit, yoga, cardio training, boxing, hiking and climbing.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Substance Abuse Prevention
Population Served Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Military/Veterans At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success  We are tracking short-term success by participant feedback as well as feedback from our program instructors. Short term outcomes include increasing participants human recovery capital.  This includes general self-efficacy, perceived benefits of sober activities, sense of purpose, and motivation to stay sober.
Program Long-Term Success 
We are tracking the long-term success of our programming using our New Participant Surveys (2011) looking at participation growth and ongoing participation. Additional  evaluation efforts undertaken in 2012 include design and implementation of event specific outcome and satisfaction surveys and facilitation of focus groups to inform of quality or programming and program design.
Long term outcomes we are tracking include improvement in our participants physical and emotional health, an increase in sober time, and an increase in participants support systems beyond Phoenix.
Program Success Monitored By  Participant surveys that are administered 3 and 6 months after joining as well as by ongoing participant feedback.
Examples of Program Success 
We see successes every day at Phoenix, but I would like to share one in particular: Two years ago, after many
attempts to get sober, Tommy K. was once again court ordered from jail to treatment and required to participate
in community service. He came to Orange County for treatment and heard about Phoenix at a meeting. As a
former college athlete, was eager to try CrossFit. He not only fell in love with CrossFit and the Phoenix community,
but decided to fulfill his community service requirement by helping to clean the gym several times per week. He
did such a great job and became so engrained in our culture that he wanted to do more. Although his community
service requirement had been met nine months ago, he went on to get his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and began
coaching as a volunteer. Two months ago, we were able to add him to the staff as a part time coach and he is now
training some of our treatment center partnership classes as well as our weekend CrossFit. Last week he received
his two year chip! He is a wonderful example of how people can grow personally and professionally in sobriety
with Phoenix.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Scott Strode
CEO Term Start --
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Scott Strode, an accomplised tri-athlete, mountaineer, ice-climber, outdoorsman and recoverying alcoholic, is the Founder and Executive Director of Phoenix Multisport. Scott has earned numerous certifications including: American Mountain Guide Association's Single Pitch instructor; Avalance Level One; USA Triathlon Level Two Certified Coach; Wilderness Medical Institute's Wilderness First Responder; National Academy of Sports Medicine's Certified Personal Trainer, and USA Cycling's Instructor certification. He has been working, instructing, coaching and guiding in the outdoors for the past two decades.Phoenix is based on Scott's own personal experience in becoming sober. Through Phoenix, Scott has worked with hundreds of individuals who discovered the transformative effect that a healthy, active lifestyle can have on long-term sobriety. For his success in helping others struggling with addiction, Scott recieved CNN Hero recognitionin February 2012. In September of 2012, CNN announced that Scott received the distiniction of being a Top 10 CNN Hero. On December 2, 2012 Scott took part in a live, globally televised broadcast, "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" where all Top 10 Heroes were honored.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
CNN Top 10 Hero CNN 2012

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

The Phoenix Orange County collaborative with local and regional substance use disorder providers, fitness facilities, corporations, and other recovery organizations. The Phoenix currently holds 7 partnerships with local treatment facilities who engage in fee for service programming ranging from experiential services to open gym training. Our head coach serves as a liaison to Grit Cycle Costa Mesa where we are holding an upcoming fundraiser, as well as being a Lululemon ambassador. Lululemon partnered with us on a free community workout and we anticipate future collaboration. Additionally, The Phoenix participates alongside Facing Addiction in national recovery advocacy and locally our Director sits on the OC Alcohol and Drug Advisory board. There are plans to expand our outreach and services to the OC Drug Court, Veterans service groups, and the OC recovery organization collaborative.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 5
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: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 2
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? --
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Susan Broderick
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Susan Broderick -- Voting
Deni Carise CRC Health Group Voting
Don Chapman -- Voting
Don Fertman Subway --
Mark Gaylord The Gaylord Group --
Jessica Hulsey Nickel -- Voting
Josh McClellan Azura Living, LLC Voting
Gregory Sheindlin -- Voting
Scott Strode Executive Director, Phoenix Multisport --

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: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Board Orientation --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $750,000.00
Projected Expenses $650,000.00
Form 990s

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $6,179,971 $1,933,904 $3,243,412
Total Expenses $2,986,258 $2,190,315 $2,059,147

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$4,197,209 $1,014,815 $2,247,011
Government Contributions $494,675 $187,571 $212,482
    Federal -- $187,571 $212,482
    State $494,675 -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $514,853 $208,935 $163,144
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $376,762 $277,799 $183,225
Investment Income, Net of Losses $801 $90 $97,075
Membership Dues $59,134 $10,997 --
Special Events $78,225 $94,752 $109,397
Revenue In-Kind $458,312 $138,945 $231,078
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $2,085,809 $1,422,892 $1,290,589
Administration Expense $581,432 $536,304 $540,993
Fundraising Expense $319,017 $231,119 $227,565
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 2.07 0.88 1.58
Program Expense/Total Expenses 70% 65% 63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 6% 15% 8%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $8,339,484 $2,442,199 $2,682,811
Current Assets $8,339,484 $2,442,199 $2,682,811
Long-Term Liabilities $2,363,570 -- --
Current Liabilities $451,468 $111,466 $95,667
Total Net Assets $5,524,446 $2,330,733 $2,587,144

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 18.47 21.91 28.04

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 28% 0% 0%
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy --
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? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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

Documents


Other Documents

Press Release (2018)

No Other Documents currently available.