No Longer Bound

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No Longer Bound is a long-term, residential, Christ-centered program for men in addiction. We have a full staff of clinical therapists, recovery specialists, and medical professionals. But more importantly, we are men and women impacted by addiction. We've been where you are and we're here to help.

Contact information

Mailing address:
No Longer Bound
2725 Pine Grove Rd
Cumming, GA 30041


Phone: 770-886-7873

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 581927695

CEO/President: Ben Tison

Chairman: Michael Palmer

Board size: 10

Founder: Mike Harden

Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2020


Individual Plans. Evidence-based Therapies. Group Counseling. Spiritual Formation. Family Recovery. Vocational Training. Medical Supervision. Recreational Activities. Mentorship. Case Management.

This comprehensive approach is designed to create transformation beyond sobriety through lasting intimacy with God, self and others.

Vision: Transforming lives beyond sobriety through connection to God, Self, and Others.

Mission statement

Rescuing Addicts - No Longer Bound provides broken and willing individuals with a place of escape from the enslavement of addiction. We do this by creating a residential refuge for addicted individuals to detoxify from the chemicals, chaos, and catastrophe caused by their dependency.

Regenerating Men- No Longer Bound believes that true freedom comes through the deep and difficult process of regeneration. This process involves resolving wounds of the past, repairing damaged belief systems, restoring relational health, and receiving a new identity.

Reconciling Families - No Longer Bound creates organized opportunities for hurting families to recover from the damage of addiction. We assist families with restoring trust, releasing expectations, and repairing broken relationships in order to reconcile them to health and wholeness.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating679 of 110277 of 122
Fund acquisition rating579 of 110356 of 122
Resource allocation rating289 of 110352 of 122
Asset utilization rating991 of 1102109 of 122

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$439,265$488,962$263,551$317,766$1,086,869
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,740,916$3,669,301$3,730,207$4,189,681$4,576,248
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,527,137$5,545,309$4,717,223$3,239,126$2,422,970
Other long-term assets$1,416,588$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,943,725$5,545,309$4,717,223$3,239,126$2,422,970
Total assets$11,684,641$9,214,610$8,447,430$7,428,807$6,999,218
Payables and accrued expenses$570,804$679,338$264,419$301,340$177,057
Other current liabilities$114,310$104,708$148,934$204,832$15,462
Total current liabilities$685,114$784,046$413,353$506,172$192,519
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,713,609$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,116,620$1,496,846$2,067,405$1,093,197$1,183,485
Total liabilities$3,801,734$2,280,892$2,480,758$1,599,369$1,376,004
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,621,101$5,385,570$4,529,931$3,292,394$2,183,802
With donor restrictions$261,806$1,548,148$1,436,741$2,537,044$3,439,412
Net assets$7,882,907$6,933,718$5,966,672$5,829,438$5,623,214
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,740,949$6,609,923$4,382,028$3,892,646$4,429,102
Program service revenue$181,698$248,371$347,776$489,917$531,650
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$653,618$1,983$9,474$43,042$17,850
Other revenue$319,856$337,773$401,137$838,949$947,677
Total other revenue$1,155,172$588,127$758,387$1,371,908$1,497,177
Total revenue$7,896,121$7,198,050$5,140,415$5,264,554$5,926,279
Program services$5,864,628$5,042,562$4,079,866$3,958,704$3,145,472
Management and general$655,959$891,942$662,829$675,199$585,827
Total expenses$6,946,932$6,231,004$5,003,181$4,853,634$3,966,603
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$949,189$967,046$137,234$410,920$1,959,676
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$949,189$967,046$137,234$410,920$1,959,676


Bentley TisonCEO & Executive Director$191,823

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/15/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Mike Harden was a Marine who returned from Vietnam with an addiction to drugs and alcohol. After years of intense struggle and chaos, he achieved sobriety and transformation through faith. In 1990, Mike heard God calling him to serve men in addiction, so he borrowed a three-bedroom house in Cumming, Georgia and canvassed the streets of Atlanta in search of men needing help.

In no time, men began showing up on their own. Mike named the house "New Freedom Lodge". One year later, No Longer Bound became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and started moving toward a structured drug and alcohol recovery program.

Over the years, the program has gone through many changes. Today, we are a state licensed, long-term, residential, faith-based and clinical treatment program. In the past 31 years, over 1300 men have found freedom from addiction at No Longer Bound.

Brain of a Business, Heart of a Ministry

In 2014, No Longer Bound transitioned into its second generation of leadership. Executive Director Edward Bailey led No Longer Bound through a time of tremendous change, improving our campus and pursuing five levels of state licensing equipping the program to treat co-occuring mental health disorders.

Today, No Longer Bound has a 56-bed dorm we call the Hope House, a new Dining Hall & Family Center (Harden Hall), a Vocational Training Center (Thompson Training Center), a computer lab, weight room, a wonderful recreation space, and a full staff of ministry-minded clinicians.

Under the leadership of Executive Director Ben Tison, we look forward to our next 30 years, continuing in our efforts to be a seamless integration of Christ-center ministry and evidenced-based clinical treatment, truly transforming lives beyond sobriety.

No Longer Bound looks a little different today than we did back in 1990, but our heart remains the same. We are relentless for real transformation. We walk along side men as they address the trauma of their past, so they can find lasting freedom through intimacy with God, self and others. As No Longer Bound moves towards our next future, we remain committed to a seamless integration of Christ-centered curriculum and evidence-based clinical therapy.

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