Congratulations EDGE Graduates!
January was a time to celebrate the newest graduating class of the EDGE Program. This is the first class to start and complete the whole program in the midst of a global pandemic and their achievements are remarkable. Graduates worked hard to earn Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL), obtain OSHA certifications, and other skills certifications and licenses, which allowed them to enter into employment at an average wage of more than $16.90 an hour.
 
“What someone does on their worst day doesn’t define them forever,” Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther told the graduates, while noting that communities are safer and healthier when everyone has opportunities. He also said not everyone believes in second chances and challenged graduates to “Do their best to demonstrate that people are worth investing in.”
 
EDGE is a six-month long classroom-based program that combines cognitive behavioral Interventions with workforce development and skills training. The goal is to provide second chance employment opportunities in high demand fields so participants can earn a living wage, support their families, and contribute to communities. It is a partnership between the City of Columbus, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and Alvis. Click here to watch the graduation.
Helping women reach their potential
The United States just inaugurated our first female Vice President, setting a wonderful example for women everywhere. At the same time, many women in our community need more than a good role model to be able to reach their potential.

Alvis can help. We provide tools to help women move beyond their past. Women in treatment at Alvis participate in evidence-informed, effective programs to help them overcome challenges such as justice involvement, substance abuse, mental health disorders, and/or being a survivor of human trafficking.

Amethyst, an Alvis recovery program for individuals identifying as women, provides holistic, integrated treatment designed to address each woman's unique needs.Our CHAT program is a Level 3 Recovery House with specialized treatment programming designed to meet the needs of women with human trafficking involvement. Additional specialized programs are available.

At Alvis, we care about healing your past and moving you toward an independent future. We are here to help you get started on a stable, healthy, and successful path to your dreams. Contact us today and learn more about our amazing substance use, mental health and trauma treatment programs for women. Email us at AmethystIntake@alvis180.org or call us at 614-242-1284.
Evening of Light is May 20, 2021
Evening of Light is Alvis' annual event to bring together hundreds of businesses, organizations, and individuals to celebrate lives turned around by 180 degrees! The evening spotlights the successes of children and families of Alvis and honors families who have helped strengthen our community.

Choose whether you want to join us in person at Easton Town Center for a fun, socially distant Drive-In event or join virtually from the comfort of home.

Funded by Evening of Light, the Alvis Family and Children's Program offers parents and children resources and support as they work together to strengthen their relationships and build productive, healthy, self-sufficient lives.

“Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit.” ~Edwin Louis Cole
Celebrating the Kellogg Family
Each year at Evening of Light, Alvis honors a family whose efforts have positively impacted our community and created sustainable social change.

In 2021 we will honor the Kellogg family! Their contributions have helped strengthen our community while demonstrating integrity and compassion for the individuals and families they help serve. We celebrate the Kellogg’s commitment to family and the positive impact that their generational philanthropy and volunteerism have provided to the Columbus area community.
Our Previous Families of the Year
The Grote Family, 2015
The Ingram Family, 2016
The Crane Family, 2017
The Kelley Family, 2018
The Schoedinger Family, 2019
Thank you to our 2020 Community Partners
Alvis Beacon e-news January 2021
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