The mission of Rebuild Resources is to help addicts and alcoholics be sober, self-sufficient and of service by providing meaningful, transitional employment in business enterprises we own and operate. These enterprises provide a safe, sober, secure, supportive, but non-enabling environment for recovery, and serve as the economic engines which sustain our work.
Review Completed: 1/9/2012
602 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
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||Janet Ludden, Interim President
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As a nonprofit social enterprise, we carry out our mission by directly employing people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Program participants work here long enough to build a job history and a work reference, and learn the fundamental skills required to become a valuable employee. While they are here, we provide assistance and training to help them secure a more permanent job in the community so that they may leave successfully and make room for the next candidate.
In 2011, 55 people received program services through our Pathways to Success model. In addition to transitional employment, student-employees participated in transition-to-work training classes, recovery-based meetings, individual coaching with a focus on forward motion goals, and job search coaching. They had the option to participate in a subsidized lunch program, fork lift training, and LeanGreen Manufacturing certification program.
Of those served, 42 fulfilled our definition of graduation, by either completing 90 days of employment at Rebuild, or by finding permanent employment elsewhere. Of these, 36 graduated in 2011 and 6 graduated in 2010, but were still with us for a portion of 2011. Of those who exited, 62% left with employment elsewhere or to pursue higher education. Wages of those who found employment elsewhere ranged $8.00 to $16.00 per hour.
44 alumni took part in our alumni network program, receiving job search coaching, informal sobriety and career coaching, referral to outside services, or participation in large group events.
• To continue implementing Rebuild’s five-part model, known as our Pathways to Success. These include:
A. The Job
B. A Plan for Moving Forward
C. A Safe, Sober, Secure Community
D. A Training and Best-Practices Toolbox
E. Connections to Community Partners
• To continue our Alumni Network, including special events, job search and referral assistance to those who are past participants in our program.
• To continue engaging in a process of strategic assessment regarding the potential for a merger with a kindred organization.
• To continue to expand community support, explore funding partnerships, and grow our two business enterprises.
Community or Constituency Served
All student-employees have in common that they have completed chemical dependency treatment, are committed to working a 12-step program of recovery and are living in halfway houses in the Twin Cities metropolitan area at the time of hire. They face the challenges associated with incarceration, homelessness, generational poverty and, in many cases, racism. Virtually all are low-income persons.
Geographic Area Served
The Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
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||In the fall of 2011, at the request of the Board of Directors, Interim President Janet Ludden conducted a comprehensive assessment of all aspects of Rebuild. Within this assessment we also finalized our review with the Charities Review Council, and have met all standards. Because we highly value the accountability that comes with completing this process, we wish to remain transparent regarding our financial picture. Rebuild meets the Charities Review Council standards for financial health. However, in light of the challenging economy and reduced earned income in 2011 we undertook significant measures to reduce expenses, increase machine hours and productivity, and drive sales. With those measures, we have prepared a break even to positive 2012 budget. Together with the possibility of a merger, Rebuild Resources' financial picture will continue to improve in 2012. We look forward to sharing more news as it develops of Rebuild’s growth, success and transition in the coming year.