Thanks to you, Alvis clients are changing their lives for the better!
Thanks to you, Alvis is able to make a BIG IMPACT in the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. Here are just a few examples of the BIG IMPACT donations like yours have had on the individuals and families served by Alvis.
Back to School
August is approaching quickly and the back to school shopping has officially began. Every household has their own traditions when it comes to preparing for school. Most famlies enjoy the rituals and have a routine they follow. But some, like Caroline, a mom currently in an Alvis program, and Charlie, whose mom is still in prison, approach Back to School with worry and fear.
Being able to obtain a living wage job can seem nearly impossible to a person who's been involved in the justice system and has other barriers to employment, like a lack of skills and gaps in their employment history. For clients who need support and skills training that provides room to grow, Alvis created Nature's Touch, a green landscaping and lawn care business.
End the stigma of addiction
Every 25 seconds someone is arrested for drug possession in the United States, yet our nation is currently in the midst of a record-breaking epidemic of opiate overdoses and fatalities. This should make it clear that we cannot punish the addiction out of someone. As a nation, we need to let go of why someone became an addict and stop looking at addiction as a character flaw if we are going to make progress in successfully treating addiction.
Breaking the Cycle
Alvis’ Family and Children Program works to heal families affected by a parent’s involvement in the criminal justice system. The program encourages the bond between mothers and children while serving as the first step in breaking the cycle. This month, Mariah, communications intern at Alvis, posed a few questions to the mothers and children in this program and their answers are truly inspiring. Check out the rest of the interview!