Help in Alabama
  1. Need to talk to someone?
    You are not alone . Someone is waiting to help you through whatever you are experiencing . If you need to talk pick up the phone.
    Our Hotlines page has a lot more resources but we wanted these numbers to be right here and easy to reach. Suicide/ crisis lines 1-800-784-2433 1-800-273-8255 1-800-691-8426
  2. Kids and Teen issues
    There is a lot of help out there just for kids and teens. We know sometimes it seems hard to figure out what you should do about things. Advice is a call away.
    Teen link - you can call about anything 3 pm to 10 pm during the school year 10 am to 10 pm during the summer (205)328-5465 Kids Help line kids 6 to 12 can call about anything ( friends,school,parents,feelings,whatever you need to talk about) (205)328-5437

Homeless Shelters

Firehouse Ministry
1501 3rd avenue north Birmingham

Jimmie Hale Mission
3420 2nd Avenue North,Birmingham
(205) 324-2271

Brother Bryan Mission

The New Life Fellowship (NLF) Program is nine-month Christian recovery
program which seeks to address the issues that cause homelessness and
the barriers that hinder one from returning to a productive life.

The Firehouse Shelter ministers to homeless men in the Birmingham, AL
metro area. We meet immediate food, shelter, clothing, and the personal
hygiene needs for men who find themselves in crisis mode. Once we are
able to determine what caused this particular homeless episode, we work
very diligently and patiently to assist these men to achieve housing
stability and their full potential as a person."

Several programs offered - for men and women
The Shepura Men’s Center is the oldest ministry of the Jimmie Hale Mission. At this facility, we offer a 160-bed men’s dormitory, a dining hall that serves over 300 meals a day, a clothes closet, chapel services and a learning center.

Three hots and a cot
5704 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35212

The Homeless population in Birmingham is currently at nearly 3,000. Of
these approximately 800 are veterans, 5% of these are women. Many of
these veterans are dealing with substance abuse and mental health
issues. All face each day on the streets looking for a meal and a place
to sleep in safety. There are limited beds available for the entire
homeless population and the veterans receive no special treatment
because they are veterans. 27% of these homeless are chronic homeless –
over 12 months on the streets. The availability of services and
treatment centers is a major obstacle in providing for the homeless
population. Three Hots and a Cot is here to serve the Homeless Veteran

409 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N
Birmingham, AL 35203
: 2053226854

2130 11th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35234
: 205-328-5656

Pathways' mission is to end homelessness for women and children through
hospitality, housing, and hope. We are a private, not for profit, United
Way agency that helps homeless women and children put their lives back

Here's how we help:

We supply emergency services for homeless women and children showers,
clean clothes and hot meals. Last year, our Day Center served more than
1,200 women and children.

We provide both short-term transitional and long-term transitional housing for women and children.

Men, women & children. Picture ID required.
Men Intake 4:00 PM-until full. Women Intake 8:00 AM-until full.
(After hours intake for emergencies.)
No ID required for first night
1. Shelter, Food, Clothing, Counseling for homeless men.

2. Women and Children's Shelter: Shelter, Food, Counseling, Clothing for women and their children.

3. Transitional housing for families.

Food Banks

Salvation Army Bessemer Corp

Greater Birmingham Ministries

Jefferson County Department Of Human Resources Financial Assistance Office

525 13th Street
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
Main phone number - (205) 425-4303
addition to offering groceries and perishable items to Jefferson County
Alabama families, this branch can help people apply for government
assistance and various social services, including WIC vouchers or free
lunches for a student. They also arrange other case management and
counseling. Free holiday meals and maybe gifts are provided too, in
particular around Christmas. Seniors and children in Jefferson County
can benefit from the holiday programs.

Meet with a case manager to learn how this charity can help. You may be
able to receive free food, groceries, or other support. Programs are
available across Jefferson County Alabama.
2304 12th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35234
(205) 326-6821

: 4500 Fifth Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
 (205) 599-6000

This is where you apply for SNAP benifits . Also can usually help you find emergency food and other assistance

Open Door Church

Miracle Deliverance Temple Church Of God

1004 McDonald Chapel Road
Birmingham, Alabama 35224

(205) 781-6060 for hours and more information.
of food may be passed out in a crisis. They may contain fruits,
vegetables, breads, and frozen food items as well. Enough for a few

28 South Park Road SW
Birmingham, AL 35211
Telephone - (205) 925-2417
living in poverty can seek free food. There is also a thrift store on
site and personal hygiene items, such as soup or cleaning supplies.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

228 Dennison Avenue SW
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Call (205) 777-3065
food is for residents of Titusville, Woodland Park, and West End.
Clients range from the unemployed to families living in poverty.


M-power HealthCenter

4022 4th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35222
P: 205.595.5959

Alabama regional Medical services

Cahaba Valley Health care

Phone: 205.918.2108
Spanish: 205.918.2111
1515 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Discounted medical services for low income families with or without insurance

Alabama Regional Medical Services
Medical Plaza Corporate Office
1600 20th Street, South
Birmingham, AL  35205

The M-POWER Ministries Health Center provides FREE primary care services to adult patients without access to health insurance, helping to alleviate chronic illnesses. By receiving treatment to combat chronic diseases, people are better able to fight off illness and ensure their ability to be at work every day. 
Free dental and vision services available 

Our Mission is to provide access to
health care for Spanish speaking people
in Jefferson and Shelby counties in a
manner that maintains dignity, respects
cultural diversity and strengthens the
Hispanic community, understanding
that this is our work in Christ, mani-
fested in the unified efforts of diverse
Christian congregations


Discounted dental care sometimes free

1919 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL - 35294
(205) 934-3001

Central Health Centers several locations

Alabama Regional Medical Services - Northside Dental Clinic

These centers are run by the Jefferson county health department and offer some free health care


Phone:  205-930.1135

1333 19th Street North
Birmingham, AL - 35234-2512
(205) 322-8288
Emergency, primary, and preventative dental services for underserved low income, homeless, and indigent persons.Alabama Regional Medical Services Northside Dental Clinic Offers:Emergency Dental Services for Adults and ChildrenPreventative and Routine Dental ProceduresExaminations and X-Rays