Dannon Project

Rating: 4.88 stars   56 reviews

Address:

2324 5th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35203 USA

Mission:

To provide reentry and other transitional supportive services to several at-risk populations including non-violent previously incarcerated persons reintegrating into communities and their families by reducing barriers such as housing, employment, discrimination, job training, education, substance abuse and mental health treatment, and a number of emergency supportive services.

Programs:

Awarded funds by the department of labor employment training agency to provide reentry services to adult non-violent previously incarcerated persons reintegrating into their communities from prison and/or jail for the training to work initiative. This initiative also provides reentry and diversion services to juvenile offenders under face forward. Outcomes include 3% recidivism (performance measure desired no more than 20%); earnings topped at average $10. 13 p/hour (performance measure required $9. 14 p/h); 90% mentoring rate (performance measure required 60%); 94% employment entered rate (performance measure required 70%); 96% employment retention rate (performance measure required 60%). We provided case management, education, housing assistance, job placement, job readiness, financial literacy, life skills, career counseling, mentoring, career training and certifications, and wraparound supportive services exceeding the number required. All eligible participants were referred for the following services healthcare, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment. The rexo report includes revenue and expenses for rexo generation 5, training to work 2, training to work 3, and face forward 1.

the youth opportunities careers program, funded by the jefferson county office of workforce development, provided funds for 75 at-risk out of school (osy) wia eligible students for occupational training and certifications leading to careers in the allied health fields and green jobs construction industry. Overall, had 94% job placement rate, 91% program completion rate and certification attainment. Services provided are recruitment, outreach, case management, job training, job readiness, occupational training, occupational certifications, coordination of substance abuse and mental health services, mentoring, and job placement.

the department of health and human services provided funds under the picci (partnership to increase community coordination partnership) for the benefit of education and enrollment services into the affordable care act program. It also allowed expanded services including free medical screenings, dna medical mapping, and exercise management. These services were provided across jefferson, calhoun and clarke counties in alabama. Outcomes include enrolling 750 individuals (500 required) and outreach and educational opportunities to over 5,000 unduplicated individuals.

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(205) 202-4072
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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.

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

all areas of our lives

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

I would not change a thing....

 
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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.

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

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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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

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

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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Rating: 5 stars  

I began participating in the Dannon Project on October 7, 2010 after being released from prison. Since then, I have completed all of the programs offered here. Through my diligence and hard work, I was afforded the opportunity to participate in the STP program here. It gives me a chance to not only assist others who face the same trials that I have, but also gives me a chance to give back to the same people who gave me a chance. I am now the lab assistant in training through the STP program, with the opportunity to become a full time employee with the Dannon Project. The Dannon Project has given me and so many others another chance at life!

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

every aspect of my life.

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

provide more equipment for the participants to have access to.

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a part of the Dannon Project for a very short time, one week. In that week I have been able to come to the Success Lab to work on my computer skills. My personal experience has been exciting, motivating and very encouraging.

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I have personally experienced the results of this organization in a positive way. I have been treated nicely and have not been judged for my past mistakes.

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

If I had to make changes to this organiztions, I would have more space to allow them to serve more people, more effectively.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have beenpart of the Dannon Project since November of 2010. Since that time I have learned how to operate a computer, they have also helped me with my education. I have the opportunity to use the computer lab to not only increase my computers, but search for a job, and communication skill. The Dannon Project has been good for me because they help keep me motivated to never give up on my goal of being successful in life. +




















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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in my everyday life because, I now think about positively my future and know that I have good options.

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

If I had to changes to the Dannon Project, I would like to see expansion, which will help me and others get to where we need to be in life. I would also like to have more space and be able to serve more people.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am new to the Dannon Project. I became a participant just two weeks ago. Since that time I have been assisted with my job search and interview skills. I am currently working on my computer skills and ready to work program. The staff at the Dannon Project has been very courtious, helpful, and concerned about my well being. Overall, I think this is a great program that helps ex offenders.

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

I have personally experienced in that I have already had interviews for employment with their assistance. I feel that my future will be a little brighter because of their assistance.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would hire more Dannon Project staff, so that they would be able to help more people.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved in the Dannon Project since July 26, 2010. I was released from Julia Tutwiler Prison on June 30, 2010. After I got out of prison I felt so alone, even though I had family to back me up. They just didnt understand what prison takes out of you. The minute I walked in the door at Dannon I felt like I was finally home. I went to all of the computer classes, got my Ready To Work Certificate, was put on the Skills Training Program and the next thing I know I now have full time job with Dannon!!! I have never been this happy in my entire 50 years of my life. The road to this happy place wasnt easy but with people in my corner it took the edge off and I felt like I could conquer the world with people keeping me uplifted.

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

the fact that they helped me with financial literacy training, skills training class and a chance to work with people that are in the same position I am in.

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

It would be hard for me to say. I cant think of anything that needs to change except we need more office space!!!! :)

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

My srp officer

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

That there are always people in the world that will help you if you just look and give God time to work.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I am new to the Dannon Project, but in the short time I've been in the program, I have come to learn that it is a good program to assist individuals with reentering society. I have able to work on my limited computer skills. I have been good to know that there are people who care about you.

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

I've personally experienced in short time that I've been a part of the Dannon Project that they do not judge us for our past mistakes and help us to build a future.

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

If I had to make changes to the organization, I would make sure that they had funding to assist others like me

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

After being incarcerated, I became a participant in the Dannon Project. Since that time, I have learned alot. I have been taught to be responsible, which has helped me with reentering society. I am learning new computer skills, and job readiness skills that will help me in the future.

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

The results I have experienced from this organization have been positive and caused me to have a positive outlook on my future.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would like to see it be able to help more people, give them positive outlooks.

 
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