Provides services to Alabama's incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children.
Arise Citizens' Policy Project (ACPP), founded in 1994, is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of 150 congregations and community groups and some 1,400 individuals united in their belief that low-income people are suffering because of state policy decisions. Through ACPP, groups and individuals join together to promote state policies that improve the lives of low-income Alabamians. In a state that by many measures is the worst place for poor people to live in the United States, ACPP believes acts of charity are vital, but they are not enough; we must work to improve harmful state policies. ACPP provides a structure in which Alabamians can engage in public debates with the goal of improving the welfare of all Alabamians.
Donations to ACPP, a 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible.
ACPP's sister organization, Alabama Arise, is an advocacy coalition comprising the same membership.
Montgomery AIDS Outreach, Inc. (MAO) is a private, non-profit, Community Based AIDS Service Organization that was established in 1987. It has transitioned from a volunteer education and service organization to a full-time primary care facility. Clients can access both medical and social services at our Montgomery and Dothan locations, and each of the rural clinics MAO operates. MAO also provides HIV education and testing, and mental health counseling to patients and family members.
Montgomery AIDS Outreach provides community prevention education, quality services and compassionate care to those infected and/or affected by HIV/ AIDS. Services provided include: social services, medical treatment, medication assistance, pharmacist consultations, mental health counseling, patient education, prevention education, HIV testing, food bank services and interpretation services (Spanish to English) and hearing impaired.
Renascence, Inc. is a residential program that helps non-violent men on probation or parole from the Alabama Department of Corrections make a successful transition to responsible living in a community. Recognizing that the greatest factors in recidivism are: homelessness, unemployment, lack of education, job skills, work history, substance abuse and often breakdowns in the family unit, Renascence has designed a program to address each in a holistic manner. Renascence provides a positive home and structured programs/services helping ex-offenders obtain and keep employment and conduct responsible social lives. The program helps individuals overcome challenges in the areas of work skills and habits, chemical dependency, education and family and community responsibilities. The name Renascence (“reh Nay sons”) means rebirth and was inspired largely by the fresh start the men begin in our program.
The community represents a highly structured environment with defined boundaries, both moral and ethical. It employs community imposed sanctions and penalties as well as earned advancement of status and privileges as a part in the recovery and growth process.
Family ties should not leave scars, but in millions of American families, women and children are killed or injured every year. Each day, at least three children die of abuse or neglect. Domestic Violence is the number one killer of women. Fortunately, prevention and intervention are possible.
The Family Sunshine Center exists to end family violence and sexual assault and foster hope and healing in seven Alabama counties: Autauga, Butler, Chilton, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery.