An experienced Criminal Justice employee for over Twenty years. She started her career in August of 1990 with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in the Classification/Records Department and then moved on to Florida Department of Corrections, where she held several positions including Senior Clerk, Inmate Records Supervisor and Case Manager. Ms. Allen-Griffin experience also includes working at Bridges Work Release Center and the Alpha House – a facility for homeless pregnant females. But it was in working at the female prison and witnessing first-hand of the little or no help for the females that changed my life completely.
Arlene M. Allen-Griffin
Allen’s Home of Hope, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safe transitional housing alternative, teach a multitude of skills to empower the women to self-sufficiency, and facilitate the possible reunification of clients with their children/family.
This facility will offer the women that are being released from prison and county jail life skill training as they move from dependent to independent, self-sufficient lifestyles. Additionally, it will assist the women in child reunification, this is important since a great majority of the women with children has lost custody of their kids while they were incarcerated.
On staff, will be a Substance Abuse Counselor, Vocational Instructor and a Case Worker. Taking a collaborative approach to empowerment is the keystone to developing self-sufficiency in the women; the steps for this accomplishment includes: personal development, vocational training, substance abuse counseling, interpersonal skills building, community involvement, faith-based involvement and independent living skills.
This facility will offer the females an option of staying (12) Twelve months to (18) Eighteen months based upon their individual needs.
Creating hope by empowering Women to become self-sufficient, independent, and positive contributors to society.