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Alvis, Inc.

Who We Are: Alvis provides evidence-informed services to meet the complex challenges of the vulnerable and underserved, including treatment for special populations, such as women who are working to overcome being trafficked and individuals with developmental disabilities (DD). Our individualized, holistic programs help each client to maximize their potential. Last year, Alvis provided:

  • Residential reentry services to 2,705clients;

  • Workforce development to 3,848 individuals;

  • Behavioral healthcare treatment to 829patients;

  • Comprehensive services to 67 individuals withDD;

  • Parenting and family support to222adults; and

  • 580 children with education, treatment and prevention services.

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

What We Do: We give people entrusted to our care with the support and tools they need to turn their lives around.

  • Alvis helps individuals with justice involvement successfully return to our community.

  • Alvis provides treatment for addiction, trauma and mental health disorders, so individuals can live healthy, productive lives.

  • Alvis provides job readiness and vocational skills training that leads to living wage jobs.

  • Alvis creates families and homes for individuals with DD who may have previously only known institutions.

  • Alvis ensures children whose parents were justice involved and/or battled addiction have educational support, individualized counselling, and prevention services to end devastating intergenerational cycles.

Why We're Important: Alvis sees people who need treatment to turn their lives around, not as problems for someone else to fix. Alvis is part of the solution for America’s:

  • 8.7 million children who live with at least one parent with a substance use disorder and more than 7 million children with a parent with justice involvement.

  • Nearly 1 in 3 adults with a criminal record that creates life-long barriers to employment and housing.

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

  • More 665,000 individuals with DD 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%.

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

  • Alvis clients completed nearly 16,000 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:

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

  • Advocate 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.

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

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

  • Individual and corporate sponsorships available at our signature events: Evening of Light and Portraits of Recovery.

Connect with Alvis, Inc.

2100 Stella Court, Columbus, Ohio 43215


President and CEO: Denise M. Robinson


Development Director: Tracy Kirby, Vice President of Advancement


Board Chair: Hon. Michael Watson


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