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  

4 people found this review helpful

A++ organization. very patient in meeting the needs of people who are considered outcasts in the community. this is the type of organization that every state needs in order to keep ex-offenders from going back to prison because they are already overcrowded.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the positive influence they have on the ex-offenders

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nothing is better than the Dannon Project

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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3 people found this review helpful

The Dannon Project is by far the best reentry organization out there. I have heard nothing but good things about this program. From helping to find jobs, to on-the-site job fairs, they do it all.

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

from watching the youtube video

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One time

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2009-9-01

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5 people found this review helpful

The Dannon Project is a gift from God. If it wasn't for them I don't know where I would be. As soon as I got released from prison they were there to guide me through tough times. I appreciate the entire staff for there continuous support. They help me find employment even though i had been incarcerated. I love them all

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the love they show us regardless of our past.

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About every week

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2009-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

The Dannon Project has help me in so many ways from finding a job to getting a career readiness certificate and a alabama certified worker's certificate. I don't know what I could have done without this great organization. Words can not express what they mean to me

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

being a certified worker for Alabama

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

fantastic

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world

Ways to make it better...

nothing is better than the Dannon Project

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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4 people found this review helpful

getting out of prison not working for over a year had bought me to being on the streets of birmingham al but its aways hope i walk about 5 miles to get to Dannon Project tried first thing the front desk ask me what she could help me with; got me some water then i told my story am sitting there thinking these peoples going to kick me out or not going to help me but they did they even refer me to the Fire house for the homeless then the next day i was in computer lab and my life has changed from that day july 27 2009 and getting better and better by the day thats a blessing thanks to GOD thanks to Dannon Project "ONE MISSION ONE LIFE AT A TIME"

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is they do nt turn you away they have open arms

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About every week

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2009-12-01

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9 people found this review helpful

After being released from incarceration I felt like my life was over. I lost my mother,father,grandmother, and grandfather all during my incarcerationband had no where to go so I came to a transitional house here in Birmingham. But that wasn't cutting it, they didnlt help you with nothing. I heard about "The Dannon Project" and decided to see what they were about. Right away when I entered into the office I was welcomed and they really seemed to care about my needs and desires. I didn't have anything-clothes,hygiene,shoes, or an ID. This team of loving and caring professionals went above and beyond their duty to make sure that my needs were met. I was not the only one I have seen these people do the same thing for many others. I feel like others should get on board with "The Dannon Project" and help those who are having a hard time helping themselves.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they are always there to help whether it is helping you with your resume, taking you to an appointment, or just giving some encouraging words.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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