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Who We Are: Alvis addresses the complex challenges of vulnerable and underserved populations to strengthen families and build stronger communities that benefit all of us. Alvis serves men and women with substance use and mental health disorders; women who have experienced human trafficking; individuals with justice involvement; individuals with significant barriers to employment; and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). We also provide education support & prevention services to the children of clients in our treatment programs. Last year, Alvis provided:

  • Residential reentry services to 2,830 clients;

  • Workforce development to 5,362 individuals;

  • Behavioral healthcare treatment & recovery support for 1,435 patients;

  • Comprehensive services to 64 individuals with IDD;

  • Parenting and family support to 201 adults; and • Educational support and prevention services to 403 children.

Alvis’ 180 degree impact changes individuals, families, businesses and communities.

What We Do: Alvis gives people the tools and support they need to turn their lives around, including:

  • Second chances for individuals with justice involvement, so they can successfully return to communities.

  • Treatment and recovery support for addiction, trauma and mental health disorders, so individuals can live healthy, productive lives.

  • Job readiness and skills training that leads to living wage jobs.

  • Families, homes and communities for individuals with IDD who may have previously been relegated to an institution.

  • Educational support and prevention services to children whose parents are justice involved and/or battling addiction in order to end devastating intergenerational cycles.

Why We’re Important: Alvis is part of the solution for America’s:

  • 5.3 million children who have a parent incarcerated during child¬hood.

  • Annual loss of more $740 billion in workplace productivity, healthcare expenses, etc. from substance abuse.

  • 8.7 million children who live with at least one parent with a substance use disorder;

  • Nearly 1 in 3 adults who have a criminal record, which creates life-long barriers to employment and housing.

  • More 665,000 individuals with IDD who are on a waiting list for community care.

How We Impact the Community: Alvis helps our community to be safer and stronger today and for future generations:

  • 79% of the clients who completed our residential reentry program did not return to the criminal justice system (measured three years after program completion), compared to the national average of about 50%.

  • Alvis clients earned more than $2.4 million in wages last year. They are contributing to the economy by paying taxes, housing expenses & child care.

  • Alvis clients completed more than 18,000 hours of community service and volunteer work. They assist area food banks, help to maintain the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, complete neighborhood clean-ups, sort clothing donations, and more.

How You Can Help:

  • Become part of our Building Hope campaign for Recovery Housing for Women & Children.

  • Believe a person’s potential is more important than their past and become an agent of change by hiring, housing, and helping our clients.

  • Make a financial investment (one-time or recurring) in turning lives around.

  • Partner with us to reduce the stigma around substance abuse and mental health disorders and justice involvement.

  • Consider an endowment or a legacy gift that will turn lives around for years to come.

  • Invest your time in turning lives around and volunteer! (Groups and individuals welcome. Contact us at

  • Become part of our 10th Anniversary Evening of Light in 2024.

Connect with Alvis, Inc.

2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215


President and CEO: Denise M. Robinson

Vice President of Advancement: Tracy Kirby

Board Chair: Hon. Michael Watson


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