Better Business Bureau Report for
Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued November 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires November 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.
Address: 2525 San Jacinto
  Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-754-7000
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1958, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: To help people identify and overcome barriers to employment.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Career & Recovery Resources, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Career & Recovery Resources, Inc. supports and maintains the following programs and services: Employment Services and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment. Employment Services: offers individual and group counseling, testing, job search skills training, job development and placement for the unemployed, supervised work experience, literacy education, specialized services for older workers, life skills for at-risk youth, special services for persons with disabilities, employment and literacy training for the hearing impaired and other employment related services. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment: offers individual and group family and counseling services, urinalysis screening, HIV testing, referral, education and other substance abuses treatment and education services to a variety of clients, many of whom come through the judicial system. Specialized substance abuse education is provided for youth, and specialized services for women are also provided. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program - assists families with household income. 2010 Summer Youth Program - provides jobs for low income youth. SSBG IKE Recovery Employment Services - assists individuals materially affected by Hurricane Ike 80% of average median family income. In 2012, they served more than 7,000 adults and over 3,700 youth through a variety of activities.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Employment Related Services 2,027,130
Drug and Alcohol Abuse 1,386,045
Total Program Expenses: $3,413,175
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Chief Executive : Vernus C. Swisher, Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Mark Lee
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Deputy General Counsel at American General Life Companies, LLC

Board Size: 24

Paid Staff Size: 74

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

invitations to fund raising events, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,464,154, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Government Fees and Grants 2,742,995
Contributions 1,717,244
Program Service Fees 20,029
Capital Campaign Contributions 3,915
Interest Income 565
Total Income $4,484,748


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 3%  Administrative: 19% 

Total income $4,484,748
Program expenses $3,413,175
Fund raising expenses 121,640
Administrative expenses 831,711
Total expenses $4,366,526
Income in Excess of Expenses 118,222
Beginning net assets 3,903,331
Ending net assets 4,021,553
Total liabilities 207,797
Total assets $4,229,350

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The BBB has processed no complaints about this organization in the past 36 months, our standard reporting period.

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