The Lionheart Foundation, established in 1992, is a 501[c] nonprofit organization committed to creating high-impact, evidence-based programming that empowers incarcerated adults, at-risk youth, adolescent parents, and direct care staff. Since 1995, Lionheart has donated over 140,000 of our resources to those who otherwise would not have had access. At the core of everything they do is the belief that all human life has value, inherent worth, dignity, and resiliency. Complex trauma, such as abuse, neglect, interpersonal violence, structural racism/oppression, and challenging family patterns can disrupt the formation of a sense of self and a belief that one’s life has value. Through teaching social and emotional skills, we help system-impacted adults and youth (re)discover their intrinsic worth, build the capacity for self-regulation, and develop the tools needed to build peaceful and productive lives.
The Alabama Therapeutic Education Facility (ATEF) helps prepare participants to transition from incarceration to re-entry. It is a residential facility that provides comprehensive behavioral, vocational and educational services to prepare incarcerated people to enter the Work Release Program.