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
www.dannonproject.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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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