Tracy Kirby: An Alvis Success Story
When Tracy came to Alvis in 2010, he said, “It was the happiest day of my life. Alvis gave me my life back.” The support he received from the Alvis staff inspired Tracy to believe that “Change is possible.”
In Celebration of Reentry Week: How Alvis is helping individuals overcome their past justice involvement
Since 1967, Alvis has been giving people the inspiration, encouragement, and tools to turn their lives around. Everything we do supports the same objective: to effect fundamental change and make a 180 degree impact.
Shannon's Alvis story
Shannon and Phillip are high school sweethearts who have been together for 16 years and have three children. Shannon put a lot of pressure on herself to be perfect. Pills helped her to have enough energy to do everything she felt she should; and they helped to hide the grief from the loss of her friend and later, her mother. It all spiraled out of control and Shannon ended up in prison. But then, one of the worst days of her life became a turning point to healing and embracing a brighter future.
Why Alvis matters to me
Once upon a time, a newly hired employee was tasked with finding a community service opportunity for a group volunteer project. That has led to a years-long commitment to Alvis and the clients we serve.
Alvis clients providing service to the community
Through a variety of volunteer opportunities, Alvis clients establish a new sense of purpose and make a positive impact within their communities. “When I do service, it makes me feel better and it makes me feel like a part of things,” said Tom P., an Alvis client.
Celebrating Success: The Amethyst Graduating Class of 2017
Addiction is a disease that cannot be fought alone. Amethyst, a recovery program of Alvis, has built a community of women who respect, support and love one another. On Friday, October 20, we celebrated the 13 ladies who completed all five phases of the treatment program this year.