Our Programs

Using the best research available, the Alma Center has developed the following core programs:

Men Ending Violence. A trauma resolution and education program that explores root causes of intimate partner violence, focuses on healing past trauma and developing attitudes and behavior that will support respectful intimate partner relationships in the future.

Restorative Fatherhood. A fatherhood education program exploring personal experiences of fathering to learn compassion, forgiveness, and responsibility, and to build positive, developmentally appropriate nurturing fathering and co-parenting values, attitudes and skills.

Wisdom Walk to Self Mastery.  An integral approach, pioneered by Jojopah Nsoroma an indigenous healer and shaman, which combines new discoveries in neurological science and proven therapeutic techniques with indigenous healing wisdom.  The program is organized around the five basic elements of the Dagara medicine wheel (fire, water, earth, nature, mineral).  Participants progress through the healing circle as if on a journey through the five elemental landscapes. Exercises, activities and rituals focus on cognitive, affective and behavioral recovery/restoration to transform the debility of trauma to a strength that can help man assume their full responsibilities in their families and communities.

Reentry Services. In 2017, the Alma Center extended its healing-focused services to individuals who are returning to the community from incarceration.

Alma Brothers.  An offender reentry project designed to address unresolved underlying trauma that predicates anti-social and criminal behavior and heightens the risk for ongoing criminal system involvement. The foundation of the program is the Alma Center’s evidence-based healing-focused care approach, as well as the pioneering approach of outreach and engagement with the offender’s family and social network in the full year prior to release from incarceration.

Welcome Home Initiative. A program offering services to youth ages 16-26 living in neighborhoods in and around the Center Street Corridor who are under criminal justice supervision and at high risk of carrying firearms. We partner with Milwaukee Police Department, the District Attorney’s Office, the faith community and other concerned community members to achieve the goal of reducing gun violence.

Smart Reentry. An innovative reentry employment program for high-risk offenders returning from imprisonment to the Center Street Corridor, an area of Milwaukee plagued by gun violence.