Originally, ARC stood for Alabama Reentry Centers. ARC was founded by Scott Frye who actually was paroled out to the first building he bought which was previously The Foundry Reentry. After he purchased this facility, he brought on a partner, Steve Green and Steve increased the broader vision from Alabama to expand to other states and across the nation, thus, Alliance Reentry Centers was born.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is ARC?
ARC of Bessemer or ARC is a Re-Entry and Success center in Bessemer, Alabama. We believe we can help men and women (soon) re-enter society and become whole and successful citizens again.
What ARC is not?
We are not a halfway house, because we do not believe in half measures. We are not a transition center, because you can transition to one state or condition to another. Also, ARC is not a drug and recovery center. We can work with drug and recovery programs and we do drug test our participants. We have a zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol in our program.
What is ARC Program?
ARC Program is a 2nd Chance for a person to re-enter into society from being in jail or prison, to change their “stinking thinking” and get the necessary tools to succeed.
What are the Costs?
The Program costs $4,100.00 for the 6-months. Payments are acceptable. There is a minimum of $500.00 down and $150.00 per week.
How long is the ARC Program?
The main ARC Program is 6-months; however, there is an option to extend to one of our (proposed) grad houses to continue to help you with your housing plans as most “felons or ex-felons” cannot get housing after their background is checked.
What kind of offenders can the ARC take?
At this time, ARC can only take men but cannot take sex offenders. We are working on solutions for all ex-offenders including women ex-offenders.
What can I bring to or have at ARC?
Main device you will need is a cell phone. Yes, we require a cell phone and you can have one. We have developed an innovative mobile app to monitor our participants, but more than that, to also be a tool that will help them succeed. A smart phone is really needed so you can take advantage of job postings, notifications, and other benefits we are affording our participants. If you cannot afford one, then, upon getting food stamps, you can go over to Assurance and we can get you a smart phone for free. As far as clothing and other items, you should not have any more than a duffle bag full or less as there is not a lot of room for a bunch of “stuff.” If you have a tv and want to bring it, then that is fine. Also, mini-fridge (dorm style), linen and pillows, and towels are suggested even though we do provide linen, a pillow and a towel. We do not provide toiletry and food except for 1 roll when you get here if you need it and 1 hot meal Monday thru Friday in the evening if you want it.
Can I continue in the network of ARC when I graduate?
ARC is building a substantial state-wide network from powerful individuals to corporations, churches and civic organizations that want to see you continue in your success. Upon graduating the ARC Program, you will always be in the network and be able to log on your phone or your desktop computer and be plugged into one of the most upcoming powerful network in Alabama for ex-offenders.
How do I apply-Next step?
Potential Applicants need to fill out either the one pager or the 4 page Application to ARC. Either go online to www.arcofbessemer.com and click APPLY or call or write us to get an application sent.
1616 5TH AVE N, BESSEMER, AL 35020
+1 (205) 434-1566