Since 1967, Alvis House has been helping people to successfully transition from correctional supervision to the community. The agency has grown from serving 60 men in its first year to serving more than 7,000 men, women, young adults and children each year. Alvis House operates residential reentry treatment programs in Columbus, Chillicothe, Dayton, Lima, and Toledo, Ohio.
Ninety five percent of the individuals incarcerated in state prisons will be released. Upon release, many do not have housing, employment, or basic living skills. These individuals need the support and structure provided by Alvis House’s residential reentry treatment services. Our programs create an important bridge back to the community by providing rehabilitative and residential services. For those who are willing to change their lives, Alvis House can provide the tools they need to become successful.
Alvis House’s research-based residential reentry programs provide community supervision and case management services such as behavior assessment, individual treatment plans, goal development, counseling, recreation and referrals to services. All Alvis House programs begin with assessments to determine the treatment needs of new clients. Alvis House’s professional staff then develop individual plans for each client.
Our clients work, attend school and do community service while participating in treatment and programs that help them to rebuild their lives, strengthen their families and become contributing members of the community. The benefits to the community are clear: Last year, agency clients worked and earned more than $2.1 million in wages, allowing them to pay child support, fines, restitution, rent, taxes, and otherwise positively contribute to their families and communities.