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Local Shelters
Mission
AIDS Alabama operates several housing programs to assist HIV-positive, homeless persons who are in need of intermediate or transitional shelter.
Contact
3521 7th Ave. S
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 324-9822
Mission
Alabama Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries operate emergency and transitional shelters at various locations throughout the state to provide temporary homes and care for children while long-term plans are being determined.
Contact
2681 Rocky Ridge Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 945-0037
Mission
Birmingham Hospitality Network is an interfaith group of local congregations that provides temporary shelter for homeless families.
Contact
P.O. Box 531233
Birmingham, Alabama 35253
(205) 918-0246
Mission
The Brother Bryan Mission provides food and shelter for homeless men within a Christian environment.
Contact
1616 Second Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 322-0092
Mission
Changed Lives Christian Center (CLCC) is a faith based ministry that offers transitional housing for men who are on their way to recover from homelessness, whether from the economic recession or other personal issues.
Contact
Changed Lives Christian Center
1308 26th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 521-6421
Mission
The Christian Service Mission offers shelter and Christian care for homeless women and temporary shelter for battered and abused women with children.
Contact
3600 3rd Ave. South
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
(205) 252-9906
Mission
Church of the Reconciler sponsors a day program for the homeless, providing shelter, a place to rest, and access to telephones for 175 people every Tuesday - Friday.
Contact
112 14th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35202
(205) 324-6402
Mission
Emergency shelter for homeless women and women with children.
Contact
2230 Fourth Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 323-4277
Description
Greater Birmingham Ministries is an ecumenical, interfaith and interracial Birmingham metropolitan organization that works to ease the burden of families facing emergency hardships while working in community with others to address those issues that keep so many people poor. We are sponsored by twelve local denominations and a synagogue and supported by dozens of local congregations.
Contact
2304 12th Ave. North
Birmingham, AL 35234
(205) 326-6821
Mission
Jessie’s Place is a 24-hour residential program that houses up to 35 women and children for three to six months.
Contact
2305 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203-3407
(205) 323-0170
Mission
The Shepura Men’s Center, the oldest of the Jimmie Hale Mission ministries, includes an emergency shelter for homeless men ages 18 and over.
Contact
3420 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL
(205) 323-5878
Mission
The Old Firehouse Shelter offers the only homeless men's emergency shelter in the community that does not have a specific time limit on the length of the stay.
Contact
1501 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 252-9571
Mission
Pathways serves to meet the needs of homeless women and children in the Birmingham area. Pathways operates a downtown day center and three transitional shelters in downtown Birmingham, Southside, and Woodlawn.
Contact
409 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 322-6854
Mission
Project Hope operates a drop-in day shelter and a street outreach program to help address the needs of at-risk, runaway and homeless children and teens in Birmingham. It is one of many projects carried on by the Alabaster, Alabama based Family Connection.
Contact
1321 7th Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
(205) 252-4673
Mission
Safe House is a full-service domestic violence and sexual assault center that provides emergency shelter and comprehensive support services to victims.
Contact
P.O. Box 620
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 669-1877
Mission
The Salvation Army provides emergency shelter and transitional housing for men, women, and families.
Contact
2100 11th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35234
(205) 328-2420
Mission
The YWCA supports several kinds of sheltering programs for women and women with children.
Contact
309 North 23rd Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 322-9922
Local Support Services
Mission
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATC) operates three different facilities in Birmingham that help men and women recover from alcoholism and chemical dependency.
Contact
2701 Jefferson Avenue SW
Birmingham, Alabama 35211
(205) 923-6552
Mission
Aletheia House is a community-based organization that has been providing substance abuse treatment and prevention services to low-income individuals, and the communities in which they live, since 1972. It is one of Alabama’s largest providers of substance abuse treatment, substance abuse/HIV prevention, employment services and affordable housing.
Contact
• Men's Services
201 Finley Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 324-6502

• Women's and Wellness Services
700 37th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 279-3999

• Employment Training Programs
2631 Ensley Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 788-5122

• Administration/Housing/Other
Services
201 Finley Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 324-6502
Contact
4411 Richard M. Scrushy Pkwy
Fairfield, AL 35064
(205) 862-3485 or (256) 763-0762
Mission
The Committee to Protect the Homeless (CPH) is a grassroots organization created for the homeless by the homeless to bring justice and dignity to the homeless and indigent in Metropolitan Birmingham. Through advocacy, education, and the effective dissemination of information, CPH seeks to make social services more readily available to the homeless by improving coordination among service providers and informing the wider community of the complexity of the issues surrounding homelessness.
Mission
Community Kitchens of Birmingham is a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding anyone who is hungry.
Contact
1024 South 12th Street
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 251-3569
Mission
Cooper Green Hospital offers a complete range of health care services including primary care, outpatient, and specialty services for the residents of Jefferson County through the Health First Program.
Contact
1515 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 930-3200
Mission
The Crisis Center provides 24-hour, 365 day per year support, crisis and suicide intervention, community information and referrals through telephone counseling. Specialized programs include: 24-hour Crisis & Suicide Line, Rape Response, Kids’ Help Line, Teen Link, Senior Talk Line, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Facility, The Mental Health Association, and Representative Payee Program.
Contact
3600 8th Avenue South
Suite 501
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
(205) 323-7782
Mission
Equal Access Birmingham (EAB) is a student run-initiative in the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Through EAB, students engage in co-curricular service experiences with the underserved and vulnerable populations of Birmingham, AL. Services offered by EAB include health screenings, community health education initiatives, and free medical clinics.
Contact
Volker Hall
1670 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35294
EqualAccess@uab.edu
Mission
The Foundry, located in Bessemer, Alabama, is a residential and recovery program for men and women suffering from alcohol and drug abuse.
Contact
1804 Sixth Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
(205) 424-4673
Mission
Gateway is a multi-service agency for at risk families and youth. Services offered include family counseling, debt counseling and consolidation, domestic violence intervention and prevention, residential therapeutic foster care, and transitional living programs for children and young adults.
Contact
5201 Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 510-2600
Mission
Through a variety of crisis prevention and intervention programs, Family Connection is dedicated to building positive futures for the community’s most vulnerable population. Each year, Family Connection serves children, teens and families through it's residential youth shelter, school counseling and family support groups, community crisis assistance for youth, day shelter and homeless outreach, and drug prevention education.
Contact
2 Walker Run
Alabaster, AL 35007
(205) 663-6301
(205) 664-2273 (24-Hour Help Line)
Mission
Greater Birmingham Ministries offers a variety of assistance programs for those in need. Programs include a food pantry, clothes closet, emergency financial assistance, pro bono legal assistance, and referrals to other agencies.
Contact
2304 12th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35234
(205) 326-6821
Mission
King’s Home serves youth, women, mothers and children seeking refuge, hope and help from abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness and other extreme and difficult circumstances. The program operates 18 Christ-centered homes in Jefferson, Shelby, and Tuscaloosa County.
Contact
P.O. Box 162 or 221 Kings Home Drive
Chelsea, Alabama 35043
(205) 678-8331
Mission
M-Power Ministries operates a number of seasonal & short-term projects, financial assistance programs, and three major ongoing ministries: M-Power Health Center – The only free acute care medical and dental clinic in Jefferson County, M-Power Literacy – The largest adult literacy program in Alabama, and M-Power Education Center – an adult-education program that combines traditional academic and vocational instruction with a holistic resource management curriculum.
Contact
4022 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
(205) 595-5959
Mission
Oak Mountain Missions receives referrals from area churches, domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and social service agencies. We provide food, clothing, household items, linens, furniture, and limited financial assistance (for utility bills, rent, and medical expenses).
Contact
2699 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124
ph: 205 685-5757
fax: 205-685-5759
oakmtnmissions@yahoo.com
Mission
Oasis provides high-quality, affordable, mental health counseling to women who do not have adequate resources to obtain care from private practitioners. Oasis fills a critical gap in care for these women with limited incomes who could not otherwise afford vital mental health services.
Contact
1900 14th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205
(205) 933-0338
Mission
The mission of Shelby Emergency Assistance is to provide for the basic needs of people in crisis in Shelby County, helping them achieve self-sufficiency and empowering them to make positive contributions in their communities.
Contact
620 Valley Street
Montevallo, Alabama 35115
(205) 665-1942
Mission
StandUp for Kids is a national non-profit organization with the mission of helping homeless and at-risk youth age 21 and younger. The local programs are staffed largely by volunteers who go to the streets each week in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
Contact
National Headquarters:

83 Walton Street
Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(800) 365-4KID

Local Email:

Birmingham@standupforkids.org
Mission
For the distressed traveler, homeless families, victims of domestic violence, crime, abandonment or exploitation, Travelers Assistance offers assessment and counseling, links to appropriate services, reconnection to family or other means of support, travel planning and financial assistance.
Contact
3600 8th Avenue South, Suite 110W
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
(205) 322-5426
Mission
The VA medical center in Birmingham offers a variety of supportive services to military veterans including individual and family counseling, mental health treatment, crisis intervention, and transitional housing.
Contact
700 South 19th Street
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 933-8101 ext. 6751
Mission
Urban Ministry provides emergency assistance with medical prescriptions, utility and rent bills, and referrals to other agencies. It also operates a food pantry and soup kitchen.
Contact
1229 Cotton Ave. SW
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 781-0517
State and Local Information Sources
This online resource guide for the homeless, provided by The CAP (City Action Partnership), contains a directory of links to local Birmingham agencies organized by type of need such as food, shelter, transportation, medical, and many more.
Included on the Department of Community Development's webpage are three detailed reports:
  1. Birmingham's Plan to Prevent and End Chronic Homelessness 2007-2017
  2. A Needs Assessment of the Homeless of Birmingham and Jefferson County
  3. Homeless Service Providers Directory
The overall purpose of the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program is to assist the homeless population with basic shelter and essential supportive services. The ESG program provides assistance with operational costs of existing emergency shelter facilities; shelter rehabilitation; case management services; and homeless prevention activities.
One Roof began over 25 years ago as Metropolitan Birmingham Services for the Homeless (MBSH), a networking group for agencies providing services to persons experiencing homelessness. One Roof now serves as Central Alabama’s coordinating body that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) terms the Homeless Continuum of Care. One Roof also continues to advocate for the homeless, provide internal and external education and serve as a networking group.
 
1704 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 254-8833
Email: info@oneroofonline.org
The HUD website provides links to local and state agencies in Alabama that are engaged in activities to assist the homeless.
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