Celebrating Women's Recovery
Alvis recently celebrated the graduation of 18 women who completed the Amethyst program. Amethyst, an Alvis recovery program, is an integrated behavioral health treatment program that's been helping women in Central Ohio turn their lives around for more than 30 years. This was the largest graduating class to date.

Amethyst also provides counseling and prevention services to the children of women in treatment. Two of the graduates also celebrated being able to give birth to healthy babies while in the program.

In addition to having a combined total of 40 years, 9 months, and 13 days of sobriety on graduation day , the graduates' accomplishments included newfound employment and promotions; regaining custody of their children; enhanced family relationships; exploration of cultural roots; and renewed independence and empowerment. They also overcame a host of challenges, including the death of a loved one from addiction, homelessness, serious health issues and more.
Click here to watch NBC4's coverage of the Amethyst graduation and click here to access our blog and pictures about the graduation. Alvis is grateful to State Auto Insurance for hosting the graduation, St udio Fovero Salon for donating hair styling services for the graduates, and the Zonta Club of Columbus for donating flowers and gifts for the graduation.
You don't want to miss this!
Evening of Light brings together more than 500 businesses, organizations and individuals to celebrate the power of turning lives around.

Proceeds from Evening of Light support the Alvis Family and Children's Program , which offers parents and children resources and support as they work together to strengthen their relationships and rebuild productive, healthy, self-sufficient lives. This fun-filled evening sells out every year, so hurry and get your tickets today.

It's presidential election year, so there has been a lot of information in the news about voting. This year also marks two historically significant expansions in the right to vote in the US: It is 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment , which gave African American men the right to vote in 1870; and it is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment , which granted women the right to vote in 1920.

Don't let this election year go by without your voice being heard. Even if you have become involved in the criminal justice system, in Ohio, your right to vote is restored upon release from prison - you just need to register to vote. Individuals currently on probation or parole are allowed to vote, too.

Click here to visit the Ohio Secretary of State's office , where you can find more information, register to vote, and/or check to see if your registration is active.
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