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.
Programs: A.C.E.R. - A Chance for Everyone Returning is our re-entry initiative for non violent ex offenders reintegrating into their communities. We provide intensive case management, referrals for housing, healthcare, social service assistance, employment, mentors, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, work supports, and vocational training. We have served 286 participants as of 09/30/07 to which only 13 has returned to prison. 71% of our participants are African American and 29% Caucasian. 67% - male and 33% Female. 69% adult and 31% juveniles.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Dannon project has inspired me to get back on my feet and to go on with my future goalsin becoming a phlebotomist tech and workning in the medical field. They gave me the education i needed to support my family and my dreams, they also help me to manage my income and keep a steady living situation.

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Becoming a Phelbotomist TECH

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I would get bigger class rooms

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Rating: 5 stars  

The service provided by the Dannon Project is very effective. the Prison Re-Entry program not only provides occupational skills training for individuals re-accessing the general public to be able to find employment. Other services incllude assistance with finding housing, transportation to training and/or employment as well as access to medical facilities. While in occupational skills traiing, individuals also may access GED preparation if needed. The Youth Program funded with WIA Yoth funds provides all of the aforementioned services as well to older youth that have dropped out of school and need to get their high school diploma as well as learn a skill. The Job Readiness component is very strong as is the Work Retention training. It included Conflict Resolution on the job! The program works with between 20 -30 individuals every three months and this model has been effective.Dannon Project staff members work closely with the individuals that have completed training by providing assistance with Job Placement.

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I have conducted support, provided resopurces and monitored the progresss of the program since January 2011.

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

Award more money and expand the facility and staff so more work along the same line could be done. It's rare to find a well-run agancy that keeps its focus on the client and continually seeks ways to provide more services.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Dannon Project has been great asset in my work as a probation officer. I have referred clients for employment assistance, educational training, housing and subtance abuse. The staff are super courteous and display a caring attitude. I would strongly recommend this program.

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Clients have found employment. I have one client who never touched a computer in his life, who is now working on his GED.

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Don't know

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a service you offer to the community. Please keep of the good work. You are changing lives! May God bless all of you exceedingly and beyond.

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Know many of the staff and where there hearts are

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

not make any

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Rating: 5 stars  

I give to Dannon because I believe strongly in the work that offer the community and heir clients. They are positioned in the Birmingham community in such a way that they have a powerful impact on the lives of people that would otherwise find themselves marginalized and ostracized. God bless the folks of Dannon

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

I've asked them to assist a young man that had very few noted skills in developing skills and finding a job. They have been very eager and willing to help.

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

none at this time...

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Rating: 5 stars  

I thank God always for an organization such as The Dannon Project because they reach out with all their resources to help others. That is what Jesus shows us, to help others and "the least of these you have done for my breathren, you have done for me." I pray Blessings over everyone that is associated with The Dannon Project.

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

By participating in events with participants as well as witnessing day to day operations of their great team.

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

I would not change anything. However, I know their team will make changes if needed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Dannon Project is one of the excellent non-profits we have in the city of Birmingham, AL. I am greatful that there is help for people who are making the transition back into socity. It takes speclial, giving, caring, loving people who are just driven to help make someone else's life better. The assistance and connections that the Dannon Project team gives outstanding and it is first rate. I think God is very pleased with this program and so are we.

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I have no personal situation to tell.

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

Not change anything. They have an effective program that is changing lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen Dannon Project far exceeds expectations to help individual transition to life after past mistakes. I have referred two individual to this organization and they help and also they continue to check up after they help them.

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Helping with events and fundraiser to help this organization.

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I would volunteer more to help the staff rest some. They work longgg hours and put in alot off time to the individual they are helping.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have seen them help countless numbers of people to reestablish themselves after hardshp and that is so honorable. I believe they go above the normal standard to provide help for people in need. I have personally witnessed testimony after testimony of people who have been helped through The Dannon Project. They are truly rehabiitated and moving forward and that speaks volume. God Bless.

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action with counseling and supporting women in need .

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I think that the only need here is that because of the growth in this organization they need to be more staffed because the work load. So many people need this organizations help. Especially in today's society.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Dannon Project (TDP) is in place to help those who have made some bad choices. Once they have "paid their dues" TDP works to help them make good choices. They do this by helping them change their environment to a positive one. Part of their assistance involves providing education if they need/want it; finding housing, clothing and other basic essentials; offering mentors and training and most of all letting them know they don't have to go back into the life that ended them up in jail. TDP is staffed with people who want to make a difference in poeple's life by lending them a helping hand. I have the privilege of helping out in the office from time-to-time and I've seen that TDP makes a difference one person at a time!

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Working in the office

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

See if there was a way to get more funding to allow them to help more people.

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