Dannon Project

Rating: 4.86 stars   57 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Crime & Law

Location: 2030 1st Avenue North Birmingham AL 35203 USA

Mission: The mission of Dannon Project is to insure maximum utilization of resources available from private charitable sources and from local, state and federal governments to assist in the development of healthy communities and lifestyles, thereby, preventing violence and other at-risk behaviors that lead to unemployment, disease, incarceration and re-incarceration, premature death and generational cycles of poverty and economic exclusion.

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Rating: 4 stars  

dannon project has been consistent with helping inidividuals. TDP has enhanced its teaching aspect for individuals and is seeing positive results with those students. TDP is keeping up its great work!

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

dannon project is consistently helping and expanding services to those who want help...they address issues from individuals or they direct individuals to other helpful locations...they dont just say no...they help any way they can...they are truely a special and considerate organization...

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i have referred a few individuals to dannon project and dannon project workers directed the individuals to locations where the individuals could get additional help...

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i dont know about making changes but i would provide them more funding for them to assist more people...the dannon project is working for people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband (Anthony Adams) is a former client of The Dannon Project, and we give total credit to them for helping and assisting him along the way. They are truly here to help and assist those in need. We are still very close and thankful to The Dannnon Project, Kerri, Jeh Jeh and the staff.

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all areas of our lives

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I would not change a thing....

Rating: 5 stars  

I want everyone to know why the Dannon Project is so special to me. It was named after my brother, who had the best smile in the world. His life was taken at 18 years old by my good friend, who at the time was living a life of crime. My beautiful wife Kerri wanted to honor my brother who she never met, but loved him as much as I did. We wanted to help those who at one time lived in the crime world, but want to change their lives, and become respectful citizens. We, The Dannon Project, have helped so many people in the city of Birmingham. We want to help everyone who is getting out of prison with job training, housing, clothing, and emotional counseling. In some way, if we look back at all the things we've done, some of us could be in the same position. That is why The Dannon Project, to me, is the best organization for previously incarcerated prisoners who have turned a complete 180. Thank you for honoring this agency and helping other agencies who are helping people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many of the participants lives. They have told us that without this organization, they don't know where they would be. They have a changed heart because of the principles they were taught at The Dannon Project.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change the funding to where we can help everyone for 6 months and give them peace until they can get on their feet.

Review from Guidestar
Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As a retired school principal and lifetime childrens' advocate, I truly can appreciate the mission and work of The Dannon Project. The organization seeks to rehabilitate and assist those who, for one reason or another, have lost their way. This segment of our society is a growing one and has very specific needs. The Project starts its work during incarceration and continues as individuals attempt to re-enter society. This is a crucial time when assistance and positive reinforcement are needed if the cycle is to be broken. Thank you for an agency that is truly needed and appreciated.

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I knew a young person who had received counseling and assistance from the Project

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a long term contributor to The Dannon Project (TDP). It is an outstanding nationally recognized agency (see You Tube Feeding Dreams on TDP story) reflecing how they are consistently providing quality services to at risk populations including underemployed, unemployed, non violent previously incarcerated persons and youth who are pregnant, parenting, child of an incarcerated person or teen who had troubles with the law. The Dannon Project provides exceptionally high quality customer service to participants and their families while working closely with other community based and governmental agencies to prevent duplication of services. The Dannon Project uses resources wisely making it a great investment for every dollar contributed leading to outcomes that far exceed national, state and regional outcomes. The participants receive the services and support they need to change their lives and give them a second chance to achieve their hopes and dreams. They receive assessment, case management, housing, counseling, health care, pharmacy assistance, job training and plaement, state work certifications, savings accounts and financial literacy training, life skills training, pathways out of poverty training, character counts training, HIV AIDS prevention training, and a host of other supportive services and mentor matching to change their ways of thinking and support to learn new behaviors that will help them achieve their goals and dreams and show how they can do all things through unconditional love which is in abundance at TDP. Participants are treated with dignity and respect with high expectations for goal achievement being the anticipated return on investment. They hire participants and you cannot tell whether the staff is a former participant or a professional because the staff takes great pride in providing high quality professional service to each person who comes in contact with the agency making them feel important and part of the family, that whatever happened in the past will not influence how the agency is there to support you in achieving your future goals and aspirations. It is refreshing to know that there are people who truly care for others to restore and re-engage them in our community to create success for all involved. Now if they had more money and resources for prevention maybe they could actually prevent folks from making choices of crime and help build skills in how to plan and implement the plan as to how to have a successful life without having to get in trouble with the law and then come in contact with TDP. I enjoy attending events where participants are awarded certicates and receive incentives for goal achievements for training completion, job placements, certifications like CNA, Phlebotomy, EKG and Pharmacy Tech.

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Results - monthly newsletter shows sound outcomes and positive impacts. Seeing how lives are changed from my investment of time and money. When we sow good seed in good ground we can expect to receive a harvest and each time I attend an event and meet the participants and hear their stories I have the satisfaction of knowing my investment in this agency is paying off significantly in the lives of those served, their families and making the community a safer place to live, work and play.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help find more creative ways to expand the money and contributions to ensure they can continue to serve more individuals and families who are trying to over come challenges like homelessness, transitioning from incarceration, unemployment, under-employment, homelessness, need for GED.

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

This program has assisted so many individuals in the Birmingham community with not only their job skills, financial literacy, and communication skills, but it reinstills personal value and worth, aids in relationships with family, spirituality and their community. This program is just great.

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that I was a participant myself. I received assistance to obtain a career (I am now a Phlebotomist), I have a home now and I was almost homeless when I initially got there, I have a savings and checking account now and didn't before.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand the program to several communities.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Dannon Project is "one of a kind". I have personally oberved the transformations of several incarcerated individuals. The Dannon Project has provided "a new look on life" for individuals who had given up hope. Thanks to the Dannon Project, these individuals are productive citizens.

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As a social worker with a local law enforcement agency, I have witnessed a tremendous decrease in repeat offenders that are clients of the Dannon Project.

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No changes identified

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

The Dannon project is a unique asset to our city. I appreciate the help that they continue to provide to those who are searching for a second chance in society. I am aware of no other program who is as involved in the lives of its participants in such a detailed fashion. Their approach makes it easy to understand their record of success.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Family members being helped.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them hire a larger staff

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

The dannon project is a gift to the community it serves. It not only does it help people who are needing a second chance at rebuilding their lifes, but also provides a service to those in the community who would have been impacted directly or indirectly by the recidivism the offender it serves. Thanks to dannon project the community is safer and some people get a second chance at rebuilding their life.
After attending one of their fund raising function, I hear the stories from their clients. Dannon project is getting results.

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I have not personally experience the results of the organization. I heard the testimonials of some of their clients and they has very positive feedback.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have no changes

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

My story began when i came home from prison not knowing what i was gonna do or where i was going i had no job no where to stay the i found the dannon project or shall i say they helped me find myself again because i was very discouraged having doors close in my face because of my conviction being in the dannon project has taught me that we all fall down we all make mistake but it is up to us rather we choice to get back up or just feel sorry for our self or dwell on the past they also taught me that if we choice not to try and help our self then we cant be helped no matter how good of a program it is

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The dannon project has personaly helped me with finding a place to stay they have also helped me meet emlpoyers whom are willing to hire me i've also experienced a family atmospehre

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only change i would make in the dannon project is for us to have a bigger space for more people to join us.

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