FCCD Ch. 1 has donated and will continue to provide necessities through collaborative efforts to locate, collect, and deliver needed items.
Allen’s Home of Hope, Inc. is a non-profit faith-based organization that was founded by Arlene M. Allen-Griffin, a selfless woman who devoted two decades of her life working within various sectors of criminal justice/community safety. She started her career in 1990 with Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in the Classification/Records Department, later accepting a position with the Florida Department of Corrections where she held several positions including Senior Clerk, Inmate Records Supervisor and Classification Officer. She also worked at Bridges Work Release Center and the Alpha House – a facility for homeless pregnant females.
Her determination to help the females in prison drove her to put passion into action through taking a collaborative approach to help empower the women in order for them to become self-sufficient, contributing members of their communities. To attain these goals, Allen’s Home of Hope, Inc. offers housing for up to eighteen months (or more if needed) while the participants complete personal development and vocational training, substance abuse counseling, interpersonal and independent skill building, mentoring, and GED prep.
Residents receive three meals a day, personal hygiene items, and referrals to social service agencies.
Contact Ms. Allen-Griffin directly for additional information: