6th Annual Evening of Light
More than 500 sponsors, community members, business leaders, donors, policymakers, volunteers, staff and others came together at Evening of Light (EOL) 2019. The event raised a record of more than $300,000 to support the Alvis Family and Children's Program, a unique program that reconnects and strengthens families torn apart when one member has become involved in the justice system. The Schoedinger Family was honored as our Family of the Year.
During the program, individuals shared the ways they and their organizations have been able to positively impact Alvis clients and families which in turn, has been beneficial to companies and communities. L - R:
  • Jodi Miller, Mother and Grandmother, was the caretaker and parent figure for her grandchildren while her daughter, Megan, was in prison. Because of the Family and Children’s program, the Miller family is back together, stronger and healthier than ever before.
  • Jordan Miller, who recently retired as Chair of Fifth Third Bank's Central Ohio market, shared that he has supported Alvis as a corporate executive because, "Not everyone has the same opportunities to succeed."
  • Dana Davis, Case Manager, Alvis, guides clients to resources to help them achieve their goals, like getting back to work and creating a stable environment for their children.
  • Jane Grote Abell, Chair, Donatos, noted, “Hiring someone in the Alvis program is not only socially responsible, it’s also smart business. In our experience, Alvis clients are conscientious and hard working."
  • Maude Hill, Vice President, Homeport, told the audience, “We work closely to ensure people leaving Alvis have a stable place to live. It’s nearly impossible to find work or live with your children again if you don’t have a place to call home. Alvis' reputation reassures landlords that their clients will become good tenants."
The Schoedinger Family was honored as the Family of the Year. For generations, the Schoedingers have nurtured a culture of service and our community has greatly benefited from their leadership, service to nonprofits, and civic involvement.
Denise M. Robinson, Alvis President & CEO, said, "Our clients have to overcome barriers to obtaining housing, employment, treatment, and reuniting with their families. Without Alvis, these could seem insurmountable."
Participation in Sponsor-a-Child was overwhelming and heart-warming. All of the participants in our Family and Children's Program are so grateful for the community support that is helping them to turn their lives around!
Donations make Mother's Day special!
This Mother's Day was very special for the mothers in Alvis' family programs when their children surprised them with the gift of a purse filled with jewelry, accessories, books, and personal care products.

Thank you, Joyce Schott and the IT team at Nationwide , for your generous donation of more than 100 purses and accessories that made this Mother's Day awesome!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
One in five adults in the United States experiences mental illness, yet it remains negatively stigmatized. That's one reason why Alvis is joining the rest of the country in raising awareness about the importance of mental health care during the month of May.

At Alvis, we offer integrated behavioral healthcare services designed to provide the individuals we serve with tools to build healthy, successful and productive lives. Recovery works!

It's time for SummerQuest!
SummerQuest is a day camp for children whose mothers are at Amethyst, an Alvis recovery program. The camp fosters fun, new experiences for kids, while allowing mothers to focus on their treatment.

Kids can forge friendships and enjoy the fun of the summer alongside peers with similar experiences. Substance abuse prevention and skill building groups support a healthier future for all SummerQuest participants.
Thank you to our 2019 Community Partners
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