Renascence, Inc. is a residential program that helps non-violent men on probation or parole from the Alabama Department of Corrections make a successful transition to responsible living in a community. Recognizing that the greatest factors in recidivism are: homelessness, unemployment, lack of education, job skills, work history, substance abuse and often breakdowns in the family unit, Renascence has designed a program to address each in a holistic manner.
Renascence provides a positive home and structured programs/services helping ex-offenders obtain and keep employment and conduct responsible social lives. The program helps individuals overcome challenges in the areas of work skills and habits, chemical dependency, education and family and community responsibilities. The name Renascence (ďreh NAY sonsĒ) means rebirth and was inspired largely by the fresh start the men begin in our program.
This is accomplished by changing an individualís life style through a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other.
The community represents a highly structured environment with defined boundaries, both moral and ethical. It employs community imposed sanctions and penalties as well as earned advancement of status and privileges as a part in the recovery and growth process.
Being part of something greater than oneself is an especially important factor in facilitating positive growth.