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  

I want everyone to know why the Dannon Project is so special to me. It was named after my brother, who had the best smile in the world. His life was taken at 18 years old by my good friend, who at the time was living a life of crime. My beautiful wife Kerri wanted to honor my brother who she never met, but loved him as much as I did. We wanted to help those who at one time lived in the crime world, but want to change their lives, and become respectful citizens. We, The Dannon Project, have helped so many people in the city of Birmingham. We want to help everyone who is getting out of prison with job training, housing, clothing, and emotional counseling. In some way, if we look back at all the things we've done, some of us could be in the same position. That is why The Dannon Project, to me, is the best organization for previously incarcerated prisoners who have turned a complete 180. Thank you for honoring this agency and helping other agencies who are helping people.

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

many of the participants lives. They have told us that without this organization, they don't know where they would be. They have a changed heart because of the principles they were taught at The Dannon Project.

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

Change the funding to where we can help everyone for 6 months and give them peace until they can get on their feet.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It is such a blessing to have tireless leaders and workers in an organization like The Dannon Project. It takes a passion and strong desire to help people to be able to push through the road blocks that are put in front their participants. The people who work at Dannon Project have to show the participants that they will not give up on them like so many other people or even family have. That's what helps them persevere as well!

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

While working as a case worker, watched the life of one particular young lady turn around completely. She felt hopeless and her situation seemed hopeless, but she soon found out that was not the case.

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

More backing by the community, County, State, etc...They are providing a service to all of us by helping train and find jobs for individuals who truly want to work, but need the opportunity to do so.

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