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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community Service Clubs, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Financial Counseling, Human Services, Inmate Support

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.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Tammy P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Dannon Project is a God-Send. The staff and board members are very professional and courteous. I have experienced nothing less than perfection in my experiences.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.