AARP Alabama

201 Monroe Street, Suite 1880

Montgomery, AL  36104

Phone:1-866-542-8167 (toll free)

Fax: 334-954-3055

Website: http://www.aarp.org/

Contact person: Joan Carter

Purpose: A non-profit organization for people age 50 and over. To provide information and resources. To advocate on legislative issues.

Services: Travel discounts. Insurance. Pharmacy services. Grass roots advocacy. Mature driving safety. Tax aid. Caregiving.

Eligibility: 50 years of age or above.

Areas served: State of Alabama

Comments:  AARP also advocates on consumer issues and legal issues.  Offers a wide range of unique benefits, special products and services for members.

 

ACCESS UNLIMITED

744 Rockford Drive

Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-945-8333

Purpose: Develop and promote sustained programs helping create a barrier-free society for the physically impaired. Establish action to facilitate entry or re-entry of physically-impaired into the mainstream of society and to promote independent living options.

Services: Promotions of accessible housing. Promotion of programs to meet the transportation needs of the physically-handicapped. Membership meetings. Disabled Persons in Volunteer

Eligibility: Physically-disabled or interest in the program.

Area Served: Birmingham and Jefferson County.

 

ACES HEAD START

P.O. Drawer H

Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Phone: 205-205-4745

Purpose: Preschool program designed to prepare economically disadvantaged children for school by fostering intellectual and social development.

Eligibility: Must meet requirements of age, income, and location

Area Served: Shelby County-centers in Calera, Columbiana, Montevallo and Vincent

 

 

AIDS TASK FORCE OF ALABAMA

3521 7th Avenue South

Birmingham, Alabama 35222

Phone: 205-324-9822

Fax: 205-324-9311

Phone: 800-592-2437 Help Line

Phone: 205-324-9308 Local Help Line

 

ALABAMA CITIZENS ACTION PROGRAM

2376 Lakeside Drive

Birmingham, AL 35244

Phone: 205-985-9062

Purpose: Educational organization to teach the danger of drugs and alcohol.

Services: Alcohol, drug education and prevention, and other moral concerns, including literature, films, cassettes and speakers.

Eligibility: none

Area Served: Alabama

 

ALABAMA COUNCIL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
 

RSA Union Building
 

100 North Union Street

 

Post Office Box 301410

 

Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410

 

Phone: 1-334-242-3973

Toll-Free: 1-800-232-2158

Information and Referral: 1-877-774-9520

FAX: 1-334-242-0797

Email: addpc@mh.state.al.us

Website: http://www.acdd.org

 

 

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES (ADRS)

602 South Lawrence St .

Montgomery, Al 36104

Contact Person:  Steve Shivers

Phone: 334-293-7500

Fax: 334-293-7383

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-441-7607

E-Mail:  sshivers@rehab.state.al.us

Website:  http://www.rehab.state.al.us

Services: Services for adults and children

Contact: Lamona Lucas, Commissioner

Areas Served:  State of Alabama

Comments:  Funds for ADA Resource Line

 

ALABAMA DISABILITIES ADVOCACY PROGRAM (ADAP)

University of Alabama

P.O. Box 870395

Tuscaloosa, AL

Phone: 205-348-4928

Fax: 205-348-3909

Toll Free Phone: 1-800-826-1675

Website: www.adap.net

Purpose: Independent rights protection program to provide case-work and advocacy service on behalf of Persons with developmental disabilities and with mental illness residing in residential facilities, to secure benefits, services and rights.

Services: Individual casework, legal and non-legal intervention, information and referral, administrative and legal remedies, education and training or rights and advocacy, outreach, public awareness, legislative advocacy.

Eligibility: Individuals whose chronic disabilities stem from mental and/or physical impairments evident before age 22, and/or persons in residential metal illness facilities likely to be permanent and causing functional limitations.

Area Served: Alabama

 

Alabama Early Intervention

 

Phone: (800) 543-3098

 

Website:  http://www.rehab.state.al.us/Home/default.asp

 

ALABAMA EYE AND TISSUE BANK

500 Robert Jemison Road

Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-942-2120

Purpose: Collection, distribution of eye tissue for transplantation.

Services: Eye and Tissue Bank

Eligibility: no requirements

Area Served: Alabama and Southeast

 

AMERICAN Foundation for the Blind (AFB)


Toll Free Phone: 800-232-5463

Email: afbinfo@afb.net

Website: www.afb.org/seniorsite  

Purpose: The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) has created AFB Senior SiteR to help older Americans and their family members cope with age-related eye diseases - a growing health problem in this country.  Eye experts say that by the year 2030, rates of vision loss from diseases like age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy are expected to double as the nation’s 78 million baby boomers reach retirement age.AFB Senior Site is designed to encourage aging adults with eye diseases to live independently and productively. 

Services: The site connects seniors, family members, and caregivers to local services and showcases a wide range of assistive living products available to people with vision loss. It contains information on the resources and tools needed to continue to read, shop, cook, and manage finances, and maintain recreational and social activities. 

 

ALABAMA GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

2350 Green Springs Highway

Birmingham , AL 35205

Phone: 205-323-6331

Purpose: Provide vocational rehabilitation services through vocational evaluation, work adjustment service, on-The-job training, transitional sheltered employment, community based supported employment and support services for the disabled and disadvantaged.

Services: Pre-vocational evaluation, work adjustment, sheltered employment, on the job training, supported employment, job placement.

Eligibility: Disabled (mentally, physically, medically) and disadvantaged, age 16 and over, able to feed self and provide self-care needs.

Area Served: Central and North Alabama

 

ALABAMA HEAD INJURY FOUNDATION

3100 Lorna Road, Suite 200

Hoover, AL 35216-5451

Phone: 205-823-3818

Fax: 205-823-4544

http://www.ahif.org

Purpose: Improve the quality of life for persons with a traumatic brain injury.

Services: Information and referral, service coordination, respite care, financial and housing assistance, camp, support groups, advocacy, prevention.

Eligibility: Traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury for most service. I&R support groups and a few other services available to related disabilities.

Area Served: Statewide.

 

ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND

205 South Street East, Box 698

Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: 205-761-3200

Fax: 205-761-3352

Email: info@aidb.org

Website: www.aidb.org

Contact Person: Lynne Hanner

Purpose: To provide educational and vocational training for children and adults who are sensory impaired.

Services: Educational, food, lodging, health care, vocational training, job placement, self help skills, speaker provision, early intervention, aging services, community services.

Eligibility: Hearing or visually impaired.

Area Served: State of Alabama

 

ALABAMA LIONS SIGHT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION, INC

700 South 18th Street, Suite 103

Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: 205-325-8516

Purpose: To provide eye care to any Alabamian judged to be medically indigent.

Services: Eye examination, glasses, medication, hospitalization, prosthetic devices.

Eligibility: Medically indigent. Not eligible for Medicaid or medical insurance.

Area Served: Alabama

 

ALABAMA PARENTS AGAINST CHILD-SNATCHING (APACS)

P.O. Box 934

Leeds, AL 35094

Phone: 205-640-5020

Purpose: To provide comfort and consolation to parents of missing children and assist with legal advise through attorneys and lobby for laws to protect children.

Services: Assist In locating children who have been taken by a non-custodial parent. child protection advocacy. Educate parents on precautions to take if they suspect their child will be taken.

Eligibility: Anyone interested in the welfare of children.

Area Served: Alabama

 

 

ALABAMA REGIONAL LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

6030 Monticello Drive

Montgomery, AL 36130-6000

Fax: 334-213-3993

Toll Free Phone:1-800-392-5671

Email: fzaleski@arls.state.al.us

Website: www.apls.state.al.us

Contact Person: Fara Zaleski, Regional Librarian

Purpose: Provide recreational reading and basic reference needs for persons unable to read standard print, unable to hold books, suffering from dyslexia, or a learning disorder.

Services: Recorded books in cassette, record disc and Braille formats. Playback equipment for those who qualify. Volunteer placement opportunities available.

Eligibility: Application form requires certification by competent authority of visual or physical disability.

Area Served: Alabama, Sub-regional offices in Anniston, Dothan, Huntsville, Talladega and Tuscaloosa.

 

  ALABAMA REGIONAL II MENTAL RETARDATION SERVICES

P.O. Box 1730

Tuscaloosa , AL 35403

Phone: 205-554-4155

Fax: 205-554-4177

Purpose: Provide through direct services and/or contracting a full array of services for individuals with mental retardation.

Services: Residential. Infant stimulation. Day programming. Community respite. Evaluation.

Intellectual functioning within the mental retardation ranges.

Area Served: Marion , Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Walker , Pickens, Tuscaloosa , Bibb, Choctaw, Hale, Greene, Marengo and Sumter Counties

ALABAMA RESPITE RESOURCE CENTER

2505 Inverness Lane

Birmingham, AL  35242

205-991-0927 (V/FAX)

1-866-737-8252 (RESTALA) Toll Free

WEB-SITE- http://www.hometown.aol.com/alabamarespite/myhomepage/business.html

E-MAIL – alabamarespite@aol.com

Purpose: Information and referral for care givers seeking respite

Services: Directory of respite resources statewide

Eligibility: Any Caregiver

Area Served: Alabama

Contact Person: Linda Lamberth, Project Manager

 

ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, JEFFERSON CO/BESSEMER BRANCH

2014 1st Ave North

Bessemer, Al 35020

Phone: 205-481-2600

Purpose: To help persons within certain eligibility requirements through direct money payments an/or various social services where applicable

Services: Contract services: day care, group homes, mental health, etc. Foster homes and Day care for adults, Child protection services, foster care, adoption services, emergency welfare services and community resources.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Bessemer

 

ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, BLOUNT COUNTY

P.O. Box 68

Oneonta , AL 35121

Phone: 205-274-5200

Fax:    205-625-4296

Contact Person: John James, Director

Purpose: Economic Assistance and social service agency for adults and children

Services: Aid to families and dependent children, family and individual grants, food stamps, child support, protective services, day care for adults and children, adoption, foster care, volunteer services and job opportunities, child welfare, TANF, JOBS, adult services

Eligibility: Varies

Area Served: Blount County

 

ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, JEFFERSON COUNTY MAIN OFFICE

P.O. Box 11926

Birmingham, AL 35202-1926

Phone: 205-918-5100

Purpose: To assist persons in Jefferson Co, within certain eligibility requirements through social services or direct money payments.

Services: Day care, group homes, mental health, foster homes, child protective services, adoption and foster care services, emergency welfare, community resources.

Eligibility: varies.

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SHELBY COUNTY

P.O. Box 1096

Columbiana, AL 35051

Phone: 205-669-3111

Purpose: Assist those within certain eligibility requirements with social services or direct money payments.

Services: Foster care and adoption services, adult and child day care and protective services, aid to dependent children, child support services, food stamps, homemaker service, JOBS, mental health services and counseling.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Shelby County.

 

ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, ST. CLAIR COUNTY

1310 Comer Avenue

Pell Cityy, AL 35125

Phone: 205-812-2100

Purpose: To assist with social services or money payments under certain eligibility requirements.

Services: AFDC/Medicaid, child support, protective services/adult and child, day care, adoptions, foster care, food stamps, JOBS.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: St. Clair County

 

ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF HUMAN RESOURCE, WALKER COUNTY

1901 Hwy East

Jasper, AL 35501

Phone:  205-387-5400

Fax:  205-387-5494

Purpose:  To partner with communities to promote family stability and provide for the safety and self-sufficiency of vulnerable Alabamians.

Services:  Food stamps, child supports, jobs, financial assistance (TANF), foster care, adult and child protective services.

Eligibility: A Child protective service is without regard to income, all other programs based on income eligibility.

Area Served: Walker County .

 

ALABAMA STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE

236 Goodwin Crest Drive

Homewood, Alabama 35209

Phone: 205-290-44000

Purpose: To enable citizens with mental and physical disabilities to prepare for and obtain their maximum level of vocational and independent living.

Services: Vocational counseling, disability awareness, independent living skills training, job placement, vocational support services and employment development.

Eligibility: Physical or mental condition which creates a substantial barrier to employment and a requirement that services will aid in terms of employability

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Chilton counties.

 

ALABAMA STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES OF
WALKER COUNTY

207 Old Duncan Bridge Road

Jasper, AL 35504

Phone: 205-221-7840

Purpose: Enable the disabled citizens of Alabama to achieve their maximum vocational potential.

Services: Job training, psychological testing, counseling, job placement, physical restoration service, transitional program for disabled high school students to provide job readiness training, assistance in vocational/trade programs and college preparedness.

Eligibility: Minimum age of 16. Mental or physical disability that interferes with working or finding a job.

Area Served: Walker, Winston, and Marion Counties.

 

ALABAMA STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE OF
SHELBY COUNTY

P.O. Box 856

Columbiana, AL 35051-0856

Phone: 205-669-3829

Fax: 205-669-0605

Contact Person: Mr. Ashley Townsend

Email: atownsend@rehab.state.al.us

Website: http://www.rehab.state.al.us

Purpose: Enable citizens with mental and physical disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment.

Services: counseling, job placement, follow-up, job training, outpatient rehabilitation, tools and equipment provision.

Eligibility: Physical or mental disability which creates a substantial handicap to employment. Must be a reasonable expectation that VR services will benefit the individual in terms of employability.

Area Served: Shelby County

 

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE COUNCIL

1923 14th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-933-1213

Purpose: Drug Abuse prevention and treatment, counseling and outpatient treatment for alcoholism and other addictions. This treatment includes family members with or without chemical abuser.

Services: Information on addition/co-addition. Outpatient treatment for chemically-dependent and family members with or without their dependent. Speakers.

Eligibility: Sliding scale.

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby , Blount, St. Clair, Walker Counties .

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

242 West Valley Avenue #211

Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-290-0060

Purpose: To help the suffering alcoholic become sober.

Services: Support group to people who desire to stop drinking.

Eligibility: A desire to stop drinking.

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, S. Clair, Shelby, and Walker Counties

 

ALCOHOLISM RECOVERY SERVICES, INC.

2701 Jefferson Avenue SW

Birmingham, AL 35211

Phone: 205-923-9826

Purpose: Alcoholism and drug abuse treatment.

Services: Detoxification, individual and group counseling. Family Services, chemical dependency education. Aftercare services. Referral. Outpatient intervention services. Gender Specific residential treatment program for women.

Eligibility: Chronic drinking or drug abuse problems, non-psychotic, without serious medical problems.

Area Served: Alabama

 

ALERT PROGRAM- ASSOC FOR RETARDED CITIZENS:

JEFFERSON COUNTY

215 21st Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-323-6383

Purpose: To provide social, habilitative and vocational training to adults 21 years and older with mental retardation.

Services: Educational services. independent living skills training, vocational skills training.

Eligibility: Diagnosis of mental retardation.

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

ALETHEIA HOUSE, INC

P.O. Box 1514

Birmingham, AL 35201

Phone: 205-324-6502

Fax: 205-324-7810

Purpose: Provides drug abuse treatment and prevention through outpatient and residential programs.

Services: Special treatment services for pregnant/post-partum drug abusers. Residential drug abuse treatment.

Eligibility: A desire to stop using drugs.

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Blount, St. Clair counties.

 

ALLAN COTT SCHOOL

150 Glenwood Lane

Birmingham, AL 35242

Phone: 205-969-2880

Fax: 205-967-1323

www.glenwood.org

Purpose: Provide educational programming for primary autism, pervasive developmental disorder, or other emotional disorders, and students with severe behavioral problems with mental retardation.

Services: developing and implementing programs to deal with and decrease inappropriate and undesirable behaviors. Establishment and increase of communications skills, verbal, sign or symbolic. Functional living skill training. Preschool early intervention program.

Eligibility: Students with mental retardation and severe behavioral difficulties.

Area Served: Birmingham and surrounding areas.

 

ALZHEIMER FAMILY PROGRAM

933 19th Street South, Room 201

Birmingham, AL 35294-2041

Phone: 205-934-2178

Purpose: To advise and inform about Alzheimer's Disease in a family member and increase awareness of the disease to the general public.

Services: Practical information and emotional support to families of Alzheimer's patients, promote public awareness, encourage participation in research projects, provide information by telephone, hold support group meetings, send newsletters.

Eligibility: Families or professionals serving Alzheimer's patients

Area Served: No restrictions

 

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP)

3021 Dolly Ridge Road

Birmingham, AL 35243

Phone: 205-967-0709

Purpose: To provide information and contact with other chapters

Services: Services for Elderly, Tax aid, legislative, 55 alive driver program, health advocacy services, retirement planing, pharmacy program, insurance and membership information.

Eligibility: Age 50 and over, working, semi-retired, retired. Must be a member of the National AARP

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

THE ARC OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

215 21st Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35202

Phone: 205-323-6383

Fax: 205-323-0085

Email: hunter2549@aol.com

Contact Person: Wm. F. Hoehle, II, Ph.D.

Purpose: The ARC provides a comprehensive array of services to children and adults with mental retardation

Services: Early Intervention, Inclusive Daycare, Adult Day, Employment and residential Services

Eligibility: Ages 0-3 and 21 and older.  For adults 21 years or older a primary diagnosis of mental retardation is necessary

Area Served: Residents of Jefferson County

 

ARC WAY - ASSOCIATION OF RETARDED CITIZENS: JEFFERSON COUNTY

228 First Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35204

Phone: 205-322-9075

Purpose: Provide vocational training and supervised employment to adults with mental retardation.

Services: Vocational readiness training. Sheltered employment and supported employment.

Eligibility: Diagnosis of Mental Retardation

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

The Arc of Tuscaloosa County

 

1330 University Blvd. E.

 

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

 

Phone: (205) 556-4900

 

Website: http://www.thearcofalabama.com

 

AREA AGENCY ON AGING- JEFFERSON COUNTY OFFICE

2601 Highland Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-325-1416

Purpose: Designated area agency on aging under Older Americans Act. Advocacy, planning, coordination and implementation of services for the elderly.

Services: Administrative and coordination of activities for Eldergarden, individual and issues advocacy, long-term care ombudsman, coordinate CARTS, OSCA Review, needs assessment and Senior Aides programs.

Eligibility: Age 60 and over

Area Served: Jefferson County. Call for list of all Senior Gardens.

 

ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS: BLOUNT COUNTY

P.O. Box 279

Oneonta, AL 35121

Phone: 205-625-3552

Purpose: Provide adequate support for individuals with mental retardation to enable them to become productive and interdependent members of the community

Services: Adult training, supported employment, supported living, In-home and family services.

Eligibility: Diagnosis of mental retardation. Some services req. age 18 years or 12 years of school.

Area Served: Blount County.

 

ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS, INC: JEFFERSON COUNTY

215 21st Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35202

Phone: 205-323-6383

Purpose: Provide physical, social, vocational & adaptive daily living to adults 21 years and older with mental retardation.

Services: Day programs for adults, Sheltered/supported employment program for adults, early childhood intervention services and therapy for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. ARC day care program. Citizen advocacy. Residential services for adults.

Eligibility: Varies with specific program.

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

Auburn Autism Center

 

1228 Haley Center           

 

Auburn University, AL 36849

 

Phone:  (334) 821-4002

 

Email: autism@auburn.edu

 

Website: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/rse/autismcenter/

 

 

AUTISM SOCIETY OF ALABAMA

4217 Dolly Ridge Road

Vestavia, AL 35243

Phone: 205-951-1364

Fax: 205-874-9032

1-877-4AUTISM (28-8476) Toll Free in Alabama

Email: director@autism-alabama.org

Website:  http://www.autism-alabama.org

Contact Person: Meredy Hogue

Purpose: To improve quality of life of persons with Autism Spectrum disorders and their families through education, advocacy, and support.

Services: Information and referral, support, lending library, education and awareness, quarterly newsletter

Eligibility: Those who are seeking information regarding autism spectrum disorders

Area Served: Alabama

 

BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER AT PRINCETON

701 Princeton Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35211

Phone: 205-783-3000

Purpose: Provide quality health care services.

Services: Psychiatric Emergency and partial hospitalization services, Psychiatric Inpatient Unit and Helpline(783-7373), Full medical in and outpatient services, Laser Surgery, Pulmonary rehab, Cancer Center, Hospice, Renal Dialysis, LIFELINE, Diabetes Center, ER

Area Served: No Restrictions

 

BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER AT MONTCLAIR

800 Montclair Road

Birmingham, AL 35213

Phone: 205-592-1200

Purpose: Provide quality health care.

Services: Neuroscience, pastoral care, social work services, volunteer Services and Teenage volunteers, Full medical, laboratory with outpatient services, Heart Institute, Sleep Disorder Center, Cancer Center, Radiation Therapy, Pulmonary Function Testing, Emergency

Physical condition requiring emergency medical care or admission by a physician on BMC-Montclair staff.

Area Served: Jefferson County and surrounding area.

 

BESSEMER CITY SCHOOLS

1621 5th Avenue North , P.O. Box 1230

Bessemer, AL 35020

Phone: 205-432-3100

Purpose: Provide education services to all children within the school district, in accordance with State Education standards.

Services: Kindergarten, primary or elementary school education. Secondary or high school, special education for linguistically and culturally handicapped. Special education for socially and economically disadvantaged. Adult Basic Education. GED.

Area Served: Bessemer City School District

 

BESSEMER PUBLIC LIBRARY

400 North 19th Street

Bessemer, AL 35020

Phone: 205-428-7882

Purpose: Provide materials and services to help community residents obtain information meeting their information and reading needs if visually impaired

Services: Large print books, tapes for blind and physically disabled, books on tape, reference assistance, and inter-library loan.

Eligibility: none

Area Served: Jefferson County resident.

 

BESSEMER-CARRAWAY MEDICAL CENTER

700 Memorial Drive

Bessemer, AL 35201

Phone: 205-425-5362

Purpose: Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Services: Chemical Dependency Unit.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: No restrictions.

 

BIRMINGHAM TOWERS

2712 31st Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35207

Phone: 205- 322-0728

Purpose: High rise apartment building for the elderly, handicapped or disabled persons.

Services: Housing for the elderly, handicapped or disabled persons.

Eligibility: 62 years or older. 18 or older handicapped or disabled.

Area Served: Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM AIDS OUTREACH, INC

P.O. Box 550070

Birmingham, AL 35255

Phone: 205-322-4197

Fax: 205-322-2131

Contact:  Lanita Engates

Purpose: To enhance the quality of life for people and families living with HIV and AIDS and to prevent further spread of the disease through age-appropriate prevention education programs.

Services: Hot meals delivery. Clothes closet. Food bank. Emergency financial assistance. Support groups. Counseling. Practical support. Transportation. Buddy Program. Respite Care services. Medical items.

Eligibility: Affected by HIV

Area Served: Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

 

BIRMINGHAM CENTER: ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR DEAF AND BLIND

220 34th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35222

Phone: 205-328-3989

Purpose: Provide educational and vocational training for children and adults who are sensory impaired.

Services: Assessment, counseling, technical assistance, parent training, parent-infant-preschool program, advocacy interpreting, self-improvement (Braille, etc) message relay, white cane loan program, adaptive equipment, sign language classes.

Eligibility: Sensory impairment.

Area Served: Blount, Jefferson, Chilton, Shelby and Walker counties.

 

BIRMINGHAM REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

1731 1st Ave North

Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: 205-251-8139

Purpose: Aides member governments in finding solutions to problems related to growth/development, as in areas of transportation, public facilities and services and coordination of social services for elderly.

Services: Senior Aides Program

Area Served: Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby and Walker Counties.

 

BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2015 Park Place North, P.O. Box 10007

Birmingham, AL 35202

Phone: 205-583-4700

Purpose: Educational

Services: Grades K-12, before/after school programs. Community Schools (16), Head Start , Special Education Placement in Gifted, LD, EMR, TMR, Deaf Education, Blind, EC, Visually impaired. Vocational, advanced placements, bilingual, and Adult education.

Eligibility: Birmingham resident

Area Served: City of Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM BUILDING TRADES TOWERS

2021 10th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-933-6005

Purpose: Built to leave a building as a residence for senior citizens.

Services: Housing assistance for special groups. Participatory and non-participatory recreation. Surveillance cameras, access doors, library and chapel.

Eligibility: 55 years or older.

Area Served: Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS COALITION, INC.

P.O. Box 11523

Birmingham, Alabama 35202-1523

Phone: 205-323-5311

Purpose: To improve the health status of homeless people and to provide assistance to address homelessness

Services: Case management. Substance abuse. Mental health. Child development. Medical and dental. Job training. Job placement. Respite care.

Eligibility: Must be homeless, or a risk of becoming homeless.

Area Served: Greater Metropolitan Birmingham Area.

 

BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CO. TRANSIT AUTHORITY

P.O. Box 10212

Birmingham, AL 35202

Phone: 205-521-0161

Purpose: Provide public transportation

Services: Provide door to door demand response transportation service for elderly and handicapped. Provide reduced fare program for eligible elderly and handicapped passengers.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Birmingham and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County.

 

BLOUNT COUNTY CRIPPLED CHILDREN AND ADULT SOCIETY-

EASTER SEALS

415 5th Avenue East, Box 68

Oneonta, AL 35121

Phone: 205-274-2351

Purpose: Blind and visual disorders

Services: Transportation, medical needs, and medicine to physically disabled children and adults

Eligibility: Title XX guidelines

Area Served: Blount County

 

BLOUNT CO. CHILDRENS CENTER, INC.

Eagan House, 106 First Ave, West

Oneonta, AL 35121-0906

Phone: 205-274-7226

Purpose: Provide child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services. Services for victims of domestic violence, rape and other crimes. Services to strengthen families.

Services: Prevention programs in schools, day care centers, etc. Community education. public awareness. Resource library. children's advocacy center services, Family enrichment parenting education classes. Individual and group therapy. Training programs.

Eligibility: Self- or agency referred.

Area Served: Blount County and surrounding areas.

 

BLOUNT COUNTY PROGRAM ON AGING

P.O. Box 947

Oneonta, AL 35121-0947

Phone: 205-625-5025

Purpose: Provide service to persons age 60 and over

Services: Nutrition education and meals at Senior Centers. Social services. Transportation. Elderly day health care. Recreation. Legal services, Ombudsman.

Eligibility: Must be 60 years old or older

Area Served: Blount County.

 

BLOUNT COUNTY RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)

P.O. Box 865

Oneonta, AL 35121

Phone: 205-625-4901

Purpose: Provide unlimited volunteer services to non-profit private and community organizations, using our 55+ and making them available to community.

Services: Services for the Elderly.

Eligibility: 55 years of age and live in Blount county.

Area Served: Blount County

 

BRAILLEINK

2401 E. McKinney St., Ste. 1526

Denton, TX 76209

Phone: 940-483-9343

Toll Free: 800-324-2919

Fax: 940-243-8771

Website: info@brailleink.org

Purpose: BrailleInk. is a new non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the experience of reading by providing materials with both print and Braille in a unique, easy-to-use format that encourages shared reading and promotes Braille awareness.

 

BODY OF CHRIST DELIVERANCE MINISTRY

900 39th Street North

Birmingham, AL 35222

205-595-2762

Purpose: Services for the homeless and abused.

Services: Food and Clothing Pantry. Counseling and assistance for the homeless. Safe haven for neglected and abused children. Child care.

Eligibility: None

Area Served: Greater Birmingham

 

BRYCE HOSPITAL LIAISON FOR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

Bryce Hospital, 200 University Boulevard

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

205-259-0544

Purpose: Provide liaison services to regional community mental health service providers, Bryce hospital patients and their families and staff.

Services: Monitors admissions and discharges, facilitates continuity of care, assists with discharge planning.

Eligibility: Sliding fee scale

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair Counties.

 

BRYCE HOSPITAL

200 University Boulevard

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

205-759-0682

Purpose: Provide inpatient adult and adolescent mental health services

Services: Treatment of mental/nervous disorders. Inpatient treatment for persons with emotional problems. Speakers bureau.

Eligibility: Alabama resident. Diagnosed as mentally ill.

Area Served: Alabama

 

CALERA AND MONTEVALLO HOUSING AUTHORITY

P.O. Box 136

Calera AL 35040

205-668-0783

Purpose: To provide low cost rental units

Services: Public Housing

Eligibility: Low income

Area Served: Shelby County

 

CAMP ASCCA/EASTER SEALS

P.O. Box 21

Jackson's Gap, AL 36861

800-843-2267

Phone: 256-825-9226

Purpose: Provide year-round camping, recreation and outdoor education for the disabled.

Services: Camping, participatory recreation.

Eligibility: Call or write for specific "Camper Eligibility Policy"

Area Served: Alabama

 

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS CENTRAL OFFICE

8131 4th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35202-2047

205-838-8303

Purpose: Central office for 26 Catholic Schools

Services: Primary or elementary education. Secondary or high school education.

Area Served: No restrictions- 39 North Alabama counties.

 

CENTER FOR AGING RESOURCES AND ENRICHMENT INC

P.O. Box 1241

Birmingham, AL 35204

205-251-8449

Purpose: Advocacy for the elderly

Services: Advocacy for elderly, technical assistance, information dissemination, consumer education and voter education.

Eligibility: membership fee of $5.00

Area Served: Unrestricted


 

CENTER FOR SELF-DETERMINATION

35425 Michiigan Ave W.

Wayne, MI 48184

Phone: 734-722-7092

Fax: 734-467-7639

Purpose:  The purpose is to change the nature of the support and service system for individuals with disabilities, using the principles of self-determination to help all persons create the lives they want, connected to and with their communities.

Eligibility:  Individuals with disabilities, families and allies

Area Served:  The Center will support multiple connections and accelerate the learning among individuals and organizations, beginning at the local level. Where local or state groups are already organized for grassroots support or for systems change based upon self-determination principles, the Center will connect those groups with one another, sharing ideas, resources, and questions.

 

CFIDS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 220398

Charlotte, NC 28222-0398

Phone: 704-365-2343

Purpose: To conquer chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) and related disorders and to inform and empower those affected until a cure is found.

Services: Education, accurate information to persons with CFIDS and loved ones, members of the medical community, media and general public. Public Policy-advocates efforts to secure a more dedicated and effective response from the federal government. Research.

Area Served: United States

 

CHILDCARE RESOURCES

1904 First Avenue North

Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4006

205-252-1991

Purpose: To provide to the community childcare resource and referral, childcare employee assistance, childcare financial assistance and child care provider training and technical assistance.

Services: Child care resource and referral-information on licensed day care centers, day care homes, part day pre-school programs, pre-school programs for handicapped, after school care, and summer/holiday care for school age children.

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, and Walker Counties.

 

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ALABAMA

1600 7th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-939-9100

Purpose: Children's hospital and medical facility

Services: Trauma and emergency services. Pediatric cancer center. Pharmacy. Poison Info Center, Speech and hearing center, surgery inpatient and out. Regional center for Cystic Fibrosis, Hemo-dialysis, Ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, epilepsy center, Burn treatment

Area Served: Alabama and surrounding areas.

 

CHILDREN'S ARC DAY CARE CENTER

215 21st Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-323-6383

Purpose: To provide day care to infants and toddlers.

Services: Infants and toddlers day care.

Eligibility: children to age 5

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

CHILDREN'S SERVICES OF THE MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

The Montcrest Building

940 Montclair Road, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35213

Purpose: Services to Children with mental health disabilities and their families.

Services: Project FIND: Family therapy, case management. Family Court Liaison, clinical assessment, advocacy. DHR Mental Health Liaison, accessing and implementing mental health services.

Eligibility: SED. children, Ages 5-17.

Area Served: Jefferson County for all. Project FIND also includes Blount and St. Clair counties.

 

CHILDREN'S VILLAGE, INC.

P.O. Box 110501

Birmingham, AL 35211

205-925-0074

Purpose: Provide a home for young boys who are victims of neglect or abuse.

Services: Group home and long term care for children.

Eligibility: Males, 6-12 yrs. old, not adjudicated as a delinquent.

Area Served: Alabama, with priority to children in Jefferson county.

 

CHILDREN'S REHABILITATION SERVICE

1616 6th Avenue South, P.O Box 2328

Birmingham, AL 35201-2328

1-800-285-9318

Purpose: Enable children with special health care needs to achieve maximum potential.

Services: Medical specialty services, patient education, care coordination, nutritional services, clinic evaluation, therapy, assistive technology services, and durable medical equipment.

Eligibility: Resident of Alabama, age 0-21, possible physical impairment or disability.

Area Served: State of Alabama, district office for Shelby, Walker, Cullman, and Jefferson counties.

 

CHILTON-SHELBY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

Highway 31 South, P.O. Drawer 689

Calera, AL 35040

205-668-1313

Purpose: Drug abuse and prevention treatment. Provide mental health services for persons suffering from serious mental illness, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug abuse and other emotional conflicts.

Services: Outpatient, substance abuse counseling. Intensive clinical services. Mental retardation and case management services. Indigent drug program. Community education services. Emergency and Residential Services. Crisis intervention and job training.

Eligibility: All area residents.

Area Served: Shelby and Chilton counties.

 

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION

135 Finley Avenue West

Birmingham, AL 35204

205-252-4636

Purpose: Drug abuse prevention and treatment. To assist various communities in the City with the establishment of neighborhood action councils as a means of eliminating drug abuse.

Services: Drug and violence prevention by working with children in various neighborhoods on self-management and resistance training.

Eligibility: Children must live in the selected neighborhoods. Ages 8-18.

Area Served: City of Birmingham

 

Civil Mental Disability Law, Evidence and Testimony: A Comprehensive Reference Manual for Lawyers, Judges and Mental Disability Professionals

Purpose: Civil mental disability law touches on many distinct subject areas. Accordingly, this reference manual is divided into seven parts with 27 chapters. The extent to which each of these legal matters involving the rights of persons with mental disabilities is covered depends largely on how much litigation and legislation a particular subject has generated, as well as its historical importance.

Part I provides a legal overview, which includes a history of civil mental disability law, an introduction to important legal principles and terminology, and a guide on how to represent clients with mental disabilities and to obtain statutorily mandated attorneys' fees for such representation.

Part II examines individual mental disability rights issues, which primarily arise in the community. Chapters cover community-based mental health care and treatment, protective services, civil incompetency determinations and guardianships, and family law matters.

Part III reviews federal and state disability discrimination issues from the perspective of the rights of persons with mental disabilities. Topics discussed include employment, state and local governments, public accommodations, housing, and insurance.

Part IV focuses on major social entitlements that specifically benefit persons with mental disabilities. The chapters encompass federal and state programs related to disability compensation, health care, education, income assistance, and immigration.

Part V delves into specific legal concerns of mental disability professionals such as confidentiality, privacy, and professional liability.

Part VI discusses civil commitment and rights within civil mental disability facilities, which was the primary focus of mental disability law in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, however, the legal importance of this topic has significantly diminished because so many people with mental disabilities have been "dumped" into the criminal justice system instead.

Part VII examines expert evidence and testimony in mental disability cases. The first chapter reviews the legal rules of admissibility and, from a clinical perspective, mental disability diagnoses and assessments. The remaining chapters cover expert evidence and testimony in cases involving civil incompetency, mental disability discrimination, mental impairments, mental injuries, mental health care and treatment, and civil dangerousness to self or others.

The book concludes with a glossary of key terms, definitions, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; an index; and a table of cases.

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Publication Date:    May 2010
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COMMUNITY, INC.

2028 Stouts Road North

Birmingham, AL 35234

205-251-9020

Purpose: Meet the educational and physical needs of the Evergreen Community

Services: Community health education, pastoral counseling, creative dance class, tutorial services, and kindergarten.

Eligibility: Residents of Evergreen Community given priority.

Area Served: Evergreen

 

 

COMMUNITY COORDINATOR FOR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

940 Montclair Road, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35213

205-595-4555

Purpose: Provide liaison, advocacy, education and supportive services to individuals with a mental disability, their families and service providers.

Services: Advocacy for target population. Information, referral, Annual recreational events, Support groups, Community Education, Information on housing for persons with mental disability

Eligibility: Varies, Sliding Scale Fee.

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair Counties.

 

COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF WALKER COUNTY

644 19th Street West

Jasper, AL 35501

Phone: 205-221-4010

Purpose: Provide services and assistance for those persons falling at or below the poverty income guidelines.

Services: Transportation for elderly, handicapped. Legal Services. Weatherization of substandard housing, Homeless grant to help families secure place to stay, Low income Home energy assistance plans, Tax information and prep assistance. Household, apparel, food.

Eligibility: Family income that falls below poverty guidelines.

Area Served: Walker County

 

COMPEER

P.O. Box 381983

Birmingham, AL 35213

205-995-8000

Purpose: To foster volunteer and mental health client relationship to help those persons reach their maximum level of functioning.

Services: Matches caring and trained volunteers with mental health clients in one-to-one friendship relationships.

Eligibility: Must be referred by a mental health therapist.

Area Served: Jefferson County metropolitan area.

 

CORDOVA HOUSING AUTHORITY

P.O. Box 396

Cordova, AL 35550-0396

205-483-7454

Purpose: Provide low cost housing to low income people.

Services: Public Housing for eligible individuals and families.

Eligibility: Low income- federal preference on basis of qualification.

Area Served: Walker County.

 

COUNCIL FOR CHILDREN

205 Stewart Street

Cordova, AL 35550

205-871-5465

Purpose: Information, referral and advocacy about child abuse prevention services

Services: Information and referral. Advocacy.

Eligibility: None

Area Served: Jefferson and Shelby Counties.

 

COUNCIL OF PARENT ATTORNEYS AND ADVOCATES (COPAA)

P.O. Box 817327

Hollywood, FL 33081-0327

954-966-4489

954-966-8561 Fax

Purpose: To improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents or children with disabilities

Services: Newsletter, Legal Databank, Briefing Papers, Annual Conference, Summer Institute, Advocacy Training, Web Page, E-Mail Discussion Group

Eligibility: Must not be affiliated with a school district

Area Served: Nationwide

Contact Person: James Rosenfeld

 

CREATIVE MONTESSORI SCHOOLS, INCORPORATED

1650 28th Court South

Birmingham, Alabama 35209

205-879-3278

Purpose: Education

Services: All day pre-school. Half day pre-school. Extended day pre-school for 5 year olds. Primary school. Speakers provision. After school primary care.

Eligibility: Minimum age 2 2 years through primary 6th grade.

Area Served: Surrounding areas.

 

CRISIS CENTER

3600 8th Avenue South, Suite 501

Birmingham, AL 35222

Phone: 205-323-7782

Fax: 205-328-6225

Purpose: Provide an immediate helping response to human needs in time of stress.

Services: Crisis intervention counseling, information, referral, confidential phone counseling, suicide intervention, rape victim counseling and advocacy, Community education, Kids Helpline, Bereavement program for suicide survivors, TeenLink.

Eligibility: None.

Area Served: No restrictions.

 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

502 Montgomery Highway, suite 101

Birmingham, AL 35216

205-823-9113

Purpose: Provide funds for research, public education and patient service.

Services: Provide educational materials, about cystic fibrosis. Organize voluntary fund raising programs to support multi-disciplinary care and research centers. Refer inquiries regarding genetics, care, to proper agency.

Eligibility: Person affected by or interested in cystic fibrosis.

Area Served: Alabama

 

DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES-LAKESHORE

3830 Ridgeway Drive

Birmingham, AL 35259

205-870-5999

Purpose: Provide severely disabled individuals vocational evaluation, employability skills, assessment and training and job placement.

Services: Vocational evaluation, counseling, social services, adaptive drivers education, recreation, transportation, job placement, personal and social adjustment, rehabilitation engineering, work adjustment, data processing training, domiciliary living.

Eligibility: Must be eligible through the Alabama Dept of Rehabilitation Services.

Area Served: Statewide

 

DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES

P.O. Box 830300

Birmingham, Alabama 35283-0300

Phone: 205-989-2100

Fax: 205-989-2295

1-800-292-8106 Toll Free

Contact Person: Jim Methvin

Purpose: Determines medical eligibility on disability applications for the Social Security Administration

Eligibility: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as defined by the Social Security Administration

Area Served: Alabama

 

E.C.H.O. FOUNDATION

2937 7th Avenue South, Suite 106

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-324-5546

Purpose: Early identification and intervention and parent training, auditory-verbal method for young hearing-impaired child from birth through school age.

Services: Auditory Brainstem Response testing, cochlear implant rehab, electrocochleography, speech/language evaluations, therapy and screenings, hearing screenings.

Eligibility: Speech, language and/or hearing problems.

Area Served: Central Alabama

 

EASTER SEALS

Web-Site: www.seals.com/

Purpose: A nationwide network of programs serving more than 1 million people with disabilities. Their site includes lists of services by city and state, disability laws, employment resources, public awareness programs, and much more.

 

EASTSIDE MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

129 East Park Circle

Birmingham, AL 35235

Phone: 205-836-7283

Fax: 205-836-9594

Contact Person: Dr. Fran Strick

Purpose: To provide mental outpatient mental health service for seriously mentall ill persons

Services: Inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care. Emergency psychiatric care, Day treatment for mentally ill adults. Mental health consultation, education and referral. Assistance and screening for probate court commitments.

Eligibility:

Area Served: Resident of Eastern Jefferson County, St. Clair or Blount Counties 

 

EASTWOOD COMMUNITY SCHOOL

1220 South 50th Street

Birmingham, AL 35222-3916

205-599-8732

Purpose: Provide community education programs, services and school facilities as needed by the community

Services: School age child care, adult education, activities and classes, children's athletics, senior citizen programs, holiday camps, community referral.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Crestline, Eastwood, Gate City, Oak Ridge Park, and Crestwood neighborhoods.

 

ELDERCARE- LLOYD NOLAND HEALTH SYSTEM

701 Lloyd Noland Parkway

Fairfield, AL 35064

205-783-5337

Purpose: To provide comprehensive health services.

Services: Elderly services, Transportation to medical appointments, health screening and assessments, medical care, lifeline, exercise classes, walking club, educational seminars and support groups, social activities.

Eligibility: Medicare (A&B) and approved supplemental insurance. Some activities require membership.

Area Served: Jefferson and surrounding counties.

 

ELDERGARDEN

2601 Highland Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-325-1416

Purpose: Multi-Purpose Senior Center

Services: Chore Assistance, Social and health screening, case managers, Meals on wheels, Volunteer opportunities, Medicaid waivered services, In-home care, assisted housing Day health care and respite care, Home-Fix-it, Financial Mgmt.

Eligibility: Over 60 years of age

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

ENON RIDGE ASSOCIATED DAY CARE, INC.

1300 6th Street North

Birmingham, Alabama 35204

205-252-1821

Purpose: To Serve children's needs in the greater Birmingham area in developing social, emotional, intellectual, cognitive and physical skills.

Services: Day care and developmental services.

Eligibility: 15 months - 14 years old.

Area Served: Greater Birmingham Area (Downtown, North B'ham, Ensley, Pratt City and Norwood).

 

ERWIN/PINSON COMMUNITY EDUCATION

4509 Center Point Road

Birmingham, Alabama 35126

205-681-7418

Purpose: To provide programs requested by the community.

Services: Full day care. Before and after school. Adult education. Arts and crafts. Cultural pursuits. Vocational classes. High school credit classes. Physical and mental health programs.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Center Point, Pinson

 

EUFAULA ADOLESCENT CENTER

P.O. Box 1179

Eufaula, Alabama 36072-1179

334-687-5741

Purpose: Residential treatment center designed to Serve adolescents with mental illness or emotional disturbance who require a secure treatment environment.

Services: Residential treatment or mentally ill or emotionally disturbed adolescents.

Eligibility: Age 12-18; Non-psychotic.

Area Served: Alabama

 

THE EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY SKILLS CENTER

3125 Independence Drive, Suite 301

Birmingham, AL 35206

Phone: 205-879-4847

Fax: 25-802-4900

Email: ecfamskill@cs.com

Website: www.ecfamilyskillscenter.com

Purpose: To act as the principal child abuse and neglect prevention agency providing benefits to parents and children in the greater Birmingham area

Services: Free of charge, parenting classes, in home parenting

Eligibility: all

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker counties

 

EYE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

1729 University Boulevard

Birmingham, Al 35233

205-325-8100

Purpose: Provide medical and surgical eye, ear-nose and throat inpatient and outpatient care.

Services: Emergency Dept. Workmen's comp safety vision program, laboratory, and Ophthalmology residency program. Pharmacy, one-day surgery, post operative recovery room, radiology, argon, yag and excimer lasers, research.

Eligibility: Medicaid and Medicare accepted in Lions Eye clinic located on 2nd floor.

Area Served: Alabama and Southeastern US

 

FAIRFIELD ALABAMA HOUSING AUTHORITY

6704 Avenue D

Fairfield, AL 35064

205-923-8017

Purpose: Provide decent housing to low income families and single parents with dependent children or single persons on disability, elderly (62 or over).

Services: Section 8-existing housing and public housing. Senior citizens club, lunch provided.

Eligibility: Fall within income limits, single persons without dependent children must be elderly (62+) or receive disability.

Area Served: Public Housing-Fairfield only. Section 8- Fairfield, Birmingham, Homewood, Brighton, Bessemer.

 

FAIRFIELD PARK AND RECREATION

6400 Terrace Avenue

Fairfield, AL 35064

205-780-0404

Purpose: To provide recreation activities for the residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas.

Services: Senior citizens program, commodity distribution, tutorial program, computer classes, physical fitness center, adult education program, indoor heated pool, four parks, horticulture classes.

Eligibility: 6 years to senior citizens

Area Served: Fairfield and surrounding areas

 

FAIRFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION

6405 Avenue D

Fairfield, AL 35064

Phone: 205-783-6850

Fax: 205-783-6805

Contact person: Dr. Yvette M. Richardson

Purpose: Education

Services: Special Education and community school. Vocational education. Secondary or high school. Primary or elementary public school education.

Area Served: Fairfield, AL

 

FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES, FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

5201 Messed- Airport Highway

Birmingham, AL 35212

205-595-3621

Purpose: Provide education, seminars and training

Services: Family life education, workshops and seminars, therapeutic foster care-specially trained and paid foster parents in a team with agency staff care for children with serious emotional problems

Eligibility: Live or work in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair, or Walker counties

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties

 

FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES: GATEWAY RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM

5201 Airport Highway

Birmingham, AL 35212

205-595-3733

Purpose: To provide a residential treatment program for teenagers who cannot live at hoe for emotional behavioral or family reasons.

Services: Treatment-oriented residential care. Individual and family counseling, social and recreational activities. Group counseling, independent living skills. Special education.

Eligibility: Live or work in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair or Walker counties. Title XX eligible.

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker Counties

 

FAMILY AND CHILD SERVICES: FAMILY SERVICES AND REACH

OUT TO CHILDREN

1933 Montgomery Highway

Birmingham, AL 35209

205-933-2009

Purpose: To provide education, counseling and advocacy services to families.

Services: Marriage counseling, parent-child relation counseling, individual and group counseling, services to families affected by physical or sexual abuse, services about problems with aging, educational groups for children and adolescents .

Eligibility: Live or work in Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair or Walker Counties.

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker Counties.

 

FANLIGHT PRODUCTIONS

4196 Washington Street

Boston, MA  02131

Phone: 617-469-4999

Toll Free: 800-937-4113

Fax: 617-469-3379

E-mail: info@fanlight.com

Website: www.fanlight.com

Contact person: General Information info@fanlight.com

President, Ben Achtenberg ben@fanlight.com

Distribution Director, Sandy St. Louis sandy@fanlight.com

Publicity Coordinator, Kelli English kelli@fanlight.com

Database Manager, Barbara Altman fanlight@fanlight.com

Purpose:  to create for our clients a select collection of educational programs which are independent in their vision, emotionally and intellectually engaging in their approach, and accurate and up-to-date in their content.

Services: a leading distributor of innovative film and video works on the social issues of our time, with a special focus on:
healthcare,  mental health, professional ethics, aging and gerontology, disabilities, the workplace, gender and family issues

 

FELLOWSHIP HOUSE, INC.

1625 12th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-933-2430

Purpose: Substance abuse treatment

Services: Residential living for males and females. Alcohol and drug treatment and education. Recovery dynamics. Assessment and referral. Speakers provision.

Eligibility: Age 19 and over, meal and female. 72 hour sobriety.

Area Served: Alabama

 

FOUNDATION FIGHTING BLINDNESS

11350 McCormick Road, Executive Plaza 1, Suite 800

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031-1014

1-800-683-5555

Purpose: Support clinical and basic research to find cure for inherited retinal diseases, educates professional and lay communities and provides resource information.

Services: Fund raising, research, fellowship for those with disease, public education.

Eligibility: none

Area Served: United States

 

FREE WILL BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME

P.O. Box 8

Eldridge, Alabama 35554

Phone: 205-924-9751

Fax: 205-924-9574

Email: al.fwbchildhome@mindspring.com

Website: www.freewillbaptistchildrenshome.com

Purpose: Provide a home for children who need a place to live

Services: Christian environment, social services

Eligibility: Boys and girls ages 6-18 who are in school

Area Served: Alabama

 

FREEDOM RANCH-ONEONTA

1245 Rogers Road

Oneonta, AL 35121

205-625-6691

Purpose: Boys shelter home for orphaned, abused, abandoned and neglected

Services: Care and treatment, discipline, tutoring and all recreational, physical, spiritual and emotional needs are met.

Eligibility: Boys age 6-18. Not habitually delinquent and able to function in a normal public school setting.

Area Served: Statewide, but preference given to Blount and surrounding counties.

 

FRIENDSHIP CENTER ADULT DAY CARE

7916 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35206

205-838-5700

Purpose: Provide any adult 18 years and older with required supervision while their family is not available to provide needed care

Services: Adult day care and caregiver support group.

Eligibility: Anyone 18 years or older who can eat and toilet self without assistance.

Area Served: East and Northeast Birmingham

 

GARDENDALE AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOL

324 Mitchell Hill Road

Gardendale, Alabama 35071

205-631-1800

Purpose: Community educational service-vocational, business, and continuing education for all ages. Childcare and facility rentals.

Services: High school credit classes. Informal education. Adult education. Participatory recreation. Senior citizen opportunities. Child care-after school and during the summer. Preschool program.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area served: Gardendale, Fultondale, Morris, Kimberly, Mt. Olive, Warrior, Springdale and North Jefferson County.

 

GEORGE C. WALLACE SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER

Station 6720, University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL 35115

205-665-6720

Purpose: Assist children and adults with communicative problems in obtaining diagnostic and therapeutic services, training of students majoring in speech pathology, audiology or teacher of the hearing impaired.

Services: Diagnosis of speech, language and hearing problems, Inpatient rehab, Outpatient rehab, short-term residential care of mentally-retarded, evaluation of augmentative communication, services to adults with acute or chronic neurological conditions.

Eligibility: Age limitations in various services. Resident of state.

Area Served: No restrictions.

 

GLENWOOD AUTISM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

150 Glenwood Lane

Birmingham, AL 35242

205-969-2880

Purpose: Provide residential and educational services to children and young adults ages 5 to 21 years, carrying a diagnosis of atypical pervasive developmental disorder, including autistic, childhood schizophrenic and severely emotionally disturbed.

Services: Provides year-round residential and educational services. Students attend Allan Cott School during the day and return to the group home for structured academic, behavioral, socialization, language stimulation and pre-vocational programs.

Eligibility: Primary psychiatric diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder and autism.

Area Served: Statewide

 

GLENWOOD ADULT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

150 Glenwood Lane

Birmingham, AL 35242

205-969-2880

Purpose: Provide residential care and day programming for young adults with mental illness and autism.

Services: Residential, group home, supervised apartment living, and day programs for adults with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, autism or other major psychiatric disorders. Structured schedule of classes, activities, counseling, medical treatment and nutrition plans

Eligibility: Diagnosis of schizophrenia, autism or other major psychiatric disorder, 19-35 yrs/age.

Area Served: Statewide

 

GLENWOOD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

150 Glenwood Lane

Birmingham, AL 35242

205-969-2880

Purpose: A non-profit organization devoted to providing educational and treatment services to emotionally disturbed individuals.

Services: Educational programming for developmentally and emotionally disabled children (Allan Cott School), adult services, camps, autism clinics and services, Daniel House residential programs, and Children's resource centers. Psychological assessments, counseling

Eligibility: Varies: See each individual Glenwood Service Center or Program.

Area Served: Statewide

 

GRACE HOUSE MINISTRIES, INC

4923 Farrel Avenue

Fairfield, AL 35064

Contact Person:  Trina K. Banks

Phone:  205-786-4663

Fax:  205-780-0750

E-Mail:  mailto:grahouse@bellsouth.net

Purpose: To provide a secure, loving home for girls aged 6 to 16, who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Services:  Group home for girls.  Each girl’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and academic needs are determined and plans are made to meet those needs.

Eligibility: Girls ages 6-16

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, Walker, Shelby, and St. Clair counties

 

GROUP HOME PROJECT

940 Montclair Road, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35213

205-595-4555

Purpose: Provide residential and habilitation services to individuals with mental retardation. To enable persons with mental retardation to reach maximum potential for movement to a more independent setting.

Services: Intensive Habilitation Training: personal, social, community living, basic life skills

Eligibility: Primary diagnosis of mental retardation. Adolescent males referred must be 12-18 years of age. Adult males and females referred must be 18-65 years of age.

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair Counties.

 

THE HAVEN

831 John D. Odom Road

Dothan, AL 36303

Contact Person:  Diane Odom MS MLAP

Phone:  334-794-3771

Fax:  334-671-1587

Purpose:  Substance abuse treatment for adults.

Services: 14 to 28 days residential care-group therapy. Individual therapy. Assertion training, relaxation training, pastoral counseling, didactic lectures of alcoholism, A.A.

Eligibility: At least 19 years old, substance dependence diagnosis.

Area Served:  State of Alabama

Comments:  Applicants for admission must have a State-approved assessment completed by a qualified person.

 

HOLY ANGELS SCHOOL

10450 Ellerbe Road

Shreveport, LA 71106

318-797-8500

Purpose: Residential training for the mentally retarded.

Services: Care and training designed to maximize development potentials of mentally retarded clients.

Eligibility: Varies according to age and developmental disability.

Area Served: No restrictions.

 

HOMELESS SERVICES PROJECT OF MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

940 Montclair Road, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35213

205-595-4555

Purpose: To coordinate and provide services to persons with a serious mental illness aged 18 and older who Are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Services: Case management, weekly acute care psychiatric clinic provided at a local shelter.

Eligibility: Persons with a serious mental illness, ages 18 or older, who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness

Area Served: Primarily Jefferson County and City of Birmingham.

 

HOMELESS VETERANS PROGRAM

712 25th Street North

Birmingham, Alabama 35203

205-439-7201

Purpose: To provide outreach, referral, and case management to homeless veterans who have not previously accessed the VA system.

Services: Outreach. Information and referral. Case Management. Outpatients substance abuse counseling. Vocational rehabilitation services. Veterans benefits counseling.

Eligibility Military veterans who are currently homeless. Some eligibility limitations based on discharge status may apply.

Area Served: Surrounding area

 

HOMEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION

7 Hollywood Boulevard. P.O. Box 59366

Homewood, AL 35259-9366

Phone: 205-870-4203

Fax: 205-877-4544

Email: dpatters@homewood.k12.al.us

Website: www.homewood.k12.al.us

Purpose: Education

Services: Special Education Pre-K through Grade 12 Child Find, Psychometry, Special Education and related services

Eligibility: Residency

Area Served: Homewood

 

HOPE PROGRAM: ASSOC RETARDED CITIZENS, JEFFERSON COUNTY

215 21st Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-323-6383

Purpose: Provide early intervention services to infants and toddlers with handicaps and their families

Services: Educational services, physical, occupational, speech and language therapy. Nursing and psychological services.

Eligibility: Infants and toddlers to 3 years with developmental delays.

Area Served: Jefferson County.

 

HORIZON CLUB, MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

2929 Clairmont Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-933-9393

Purpose: Care and treatment of the mentally ill

Services: Social rehabilitation of patients recovering from either mental illness or emotional illness

Eligibility: Varies

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Walker counties.

 

WALKER COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

P.O. Box 607

Dora, AL 35062-0607

Phone: 205- 648-5963

Fax: 205-648-0853

Contact Person: Janet Eustice

Purpose: To provide decent, safe and sanitary housing to low-income persons

Services: Public housing, Section 8 program, welfare to work, mainstream program for disabled individuals

Eligibility: Income and family composition eligible

Area Served: Walker County

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF COLUMBIANA

P.O. Box 498

Columbiana, AL 35051

205-669-6921

Purpose: Provide low cost housing for low income families

Services: Public housing and Section 8 housing

Eligibility: Age 62 and up, disabled or handicapped, family unit, based on income and family composition, low income.

Area Served: Shelby County, except Calera and Montevallo

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF JASPER

P.O. Box 582, 2207 Highway 69 South

Jasper, AL 35501

205-384-4864

Purpose: Provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low income families

Services: Conventional public housing, Section 8.

Eligibility: Family, elderly, disabled, low income.

Area Served: Jasper and surrounding area.

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY, CITY OF BIRMINGHAM

1826 3rd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-521-0677

Purpose: Provides housing for low income families and other services to meet their human needs.

Services: Housing counseling, public housing and rental, assistance to eligible persons in privately-owned housing, community clinic, security to residents.

Eligibility: Married, low income, or over 21 with dependents, low income, or single aged 62 and up, or disabled.

Area Served: City of Birmingham

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF CARBON HILL

P.O. Box 70

Carbon Hill, AL 35549

205-924-4171

Purpose: To provide safe, sanitary housing to low income families

Services: Housing for low income families

Eligibility: Low income

Area Served: Walker County

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF CITY OF BESSEMER

1515 Fairfax Avenue

Bessemer, AL 35021

205-481-4420

Purpose: To provide decent, safe and sanitary housing.

Services: Public Housing limited to referrals based on Federal regulations.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Primarily City of Bessemer.

 

HUEYTOWN AREA COMMUNITY EDUCATION

2058-B High School Road

Hueytown, Alabama 35023

205-379-5670

Purpose: Provides services and activities that are beneficial to the community. Encourage community participation in all facets including education that affects their lives.

Services: Pre-school development. After school enrichment. Vocational and adult education. Recreation. Informal education. Community forum. Senior citizens program. Formal education. Summer day care.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Hueytown, Oak Grove, Pleasant Grove, McAdory and Greenwood.

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER

1418 Sixth Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35233

Contact Person:  Dan Kessler

Phone:  205-251-2223

Fax:  205-251-0605

E-Mail:  bilc@bellsouth.net

Website:  www.birminghamilc.org

Purpose:  To empower people with disabilities to fully participate in the community.

Services:  Advocacy, peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, employment, home modification, benefits, planning, assistance and outreach, nursing home transition, interpreting, computer lab, ADA technical assistance, adult basic education.

Eligibility: Presence of a significant disability.

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties.

Comments:  Offices are also located in Jasper and Alabaster.  Jasper phone number:  205-387-0159

                                                                                                        Alabaster phone number:  205-685-0570

 

JASPER CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM

110 17th Street, P.O. Box 500

Jasper, AL 35501

Phone: 205-384-6880

Fax: 205-387-5213

Email: mmorton@jasper.k12.al.us

Website: www.jasper.k12.al.us

Purpose: Provide quality education for all students K-12

Services: Kindergarten, primary, upper elementary and secondary education. Vocational technical education, grades 9-12. Special Education, K-12, AOD demonstration site

Eligibility: Age 3-21, resident of Jasper, living within Jasper City limits

Area Served: Jasper

 

JCCEO COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION

300 8th Avenue West

Birmingham, AL 35208

205-327-7500

Purpose: Drug abuse prevention and treatment, provide services to assist individuals and families to meet emergency needs, overcome problems and seek self-sufficiency.

Services: Alcohol and Drug outreach counseling

Eligibility: Low income.

Area Served: Birmingham

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

3700 Industrial Parkway

Birmingham, AL 35217

205-849-5416

Purpose: Administer and manage public housing

Services: Assisted housing, transitional housing available, housing counseling services.

Eligibility: Income

Area Served: Jefferson County, outside city of Birmingham.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY NURSING HOME

200 North Pine Hill Road

Birmingham, AL 35217

205-849-2352

Purpose: A 436-bed non-profit facility providing nursing and rehabilitation services.

Services: Institutional care-adults, skilled nursing care, ICF nursing care, hospital referrals, suction machines, inpatient rehabilitation.

Eligibility: Jefferson County resident for 6 months. Must be 60 years old or older and in need of long term care.

Area Served: Jefferson County.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

1400 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-933-9110

Purpose: To preserve, protect and promote the general health and environment of the community.

Services: ADAPT, Adult Medical, Child health, Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program, Family planning, Home Health Care, Hospice, Immunizations, maternity, mental Health, Nutrition, Sexually-Transmitted Diseases, and tuberculosis programs. Environment health.

Eligibility: Varies

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY CHILD DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, INC

728 37th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35202

205-933-1095

Purpose: To provide training and support service to child care facilities and families.

Services: Information on available child care and on child abuse neglect. Child nutrition program. Child are to eligible families in Head Start Family Day Care. Educational Services outreach. Corporate child care program.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Family Care Nutrition Program: Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, St. Clair and Blount counties. Educational Services Outreach and Head Start: Jefferson County.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

1321 5th Avenue South

Birmingham, Alabama 35202-1926

205-918-5100

Purpose: To help persons in Jefferson County, within certain eligibility requirements, through direct money payments and/or various social services where applicable

Services: Child Protective Services.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY MINOR-CORNER-BAGLEY-WEST JEFFERSON AREA COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

350 South Main Street

Graysville, Alabama 35073

205-674-5934

Purpose: To make available to the tax payers the facilities of the ten schools in our zone by offering classes and facility rentals to every age group.

Services: Child care (pre-school classes). Senior citizens program. Vocational classes. Credit classes. GED preparation. Adult learning laboratory. Informal education (art, dancing, etc.) Participatory recreation.

Eligibility: Classes are open to everyone.

Area served: Minor, Corner, Bagley and West Jefferson area.

 

JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH/MENTAL RETARDATION AUTHORITY

The Montcrest Building, 940 Montclair Rd, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35213

Phone:  205- 595-4555

Website:  www.jbsmha.com

Purpose: To plan, develop and implement mental health and mental retardation services for the 3-county region.

Services: Substance abuse administration, residential care for persons with a serious mental illness, housing programs, Homeless Services Project, Community based training programs, Information and referral services, Probate Ct. Liaison, Bryce Hospital Liaison

Eligibility: Residents of Jefferson, Blount or St. Clair Counties.

Area Served: Jefferson , Blount, St. Clair Counties.

 

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

3960 Montclair Road

Birmingham, AL 35213

205-879-0411

Purpose: Provide facilities, progress and activities for the cultural, moral, social and physical betterment of all its members.

Services: Early childhood education, adult education, art exhibits, library, participatory recreation and athletic activities. Fitness program. Services to older persons, day camp, day care, fitness programs, leadership development, Kosher meals on wheels

Eligibility: Fee based

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

COLLAT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES

3940 Montclair Road, Suite 205

Birmingham, AL 35213

205- 879-3438

Purpose: Fulfills the unmet social, emotion, educational, and financial needs of the Jewish Community while being responsive to the needs of the general community.

Services: Comprehensive social services to all ages including counseling, services to the elderly, career services, emergency assistance, transportation services for the elderly and handicapped, welcome program for Jewish newcomers and their families.

Area Served: Birmingham metro Area

 

KINGS RANCH

221 Dayspring Drive

Chelsea, AL 35043

205-678-8331

Purpose: Provide healing residential environment to abused/neglected youth with family support and training services.

Services: Residential care to youth 10-16 on admission. therapeutic support services. Parent training classes.

Eligibility: 10-16 ages on admission. DHR or private youth in Alabama who can function in an open door setting.

Area Served: Jefferson and Shelby Counties primarily. Statewide.

 

LAKE VILLA

7916 2nd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35206

205-836-4663

Purpose: Provide an independent and assisted living facility for adults 55 years and older

Services: Independent and assisted living, housing, meals, activities, personal care as appropriate, transportation and emergency response system within rooms.

Eligibility: 55 years and older

Area Served: Unrestricted

 

LAKESHORE FOUNDATION

4000 Ridgeway Drive

Homewood, AL 35209

205-313-7400

Purpose: Create opportunities for people with disabilities and help people meet their abilities through programs, advocacy, research, education and support services.

Services: Wheelchair sports programs, super sports for youth, start on success internship program, religion and disability, SportsQuest for fitness and wellness, safety and accident prevention promotion.

Eligibility: Disabled or a parent of child with disability.

Area Served: Alabama

 

LEEDS HOUSING AUTHORITY

P.O. Box 513

Leeds, AL 35094

205-699-6223

Purpose: Provide housing assistance for low to moderate income individuals and families.

Services: Section 8- 73 Certificates/Vouchers. Family Self-sufficiency, Boys & girls club of Leeds

Eligibility: Low to moderate income, over 19 years of age.

Area Served: Leeds area and 30 mile radius

 

LLOYD NOLAND HOSPITAL & HEALTH SYSTEM

701 Lloyd Noland Parkway

Fairfield, AL 35064

205-783-5121

Purpose: To provide comprehensive health care services, ambulatory care, psychiatric inpatient and outpatient care, alcohol and drug recovery center and relapse prevention program.

Services: Drug abuse and prevention programs

Eligibility: Varies with programs.

Area Served: Jefferson and surrounding counties.

 

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Spectrum

(More advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)

MAAP Services, Inc. 

 

P.O. Box 524

 

Crown Point, IN 46307

 

Phone: (219) 662-1311

 

Website: http://maapservices.org/index.html

 

 

 

MAYOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITY ISSUES

Mayors Office, 710 20th Street North

Birmingham, AL 35203

205- 254-2320

Purpose: Work for the removal of education, transportation, housing, recreational and architectural barriers for the disabled.

Services: Housing advocacy for the mentally and physically disabled. Equal access to transportation, advocacy for the protection of the aged, infirmed, disabled and for social development.

Eligibility: Referral- Persons wishing to bring items to the attention of the council should contact chairman prior to regular meeting of council.

Area Served: Birmingham

 

MEALS ON WHEELS

3712 4th Avenue South, P.O. Box 55449

Birmingham, AL 35255-5449

205-592-0413

Purpose: Delivers noon meal to the homebound frail elderly of Jefferson County.

Services: Meals for the homebound, frail and elderly.

Eligibility: At least 60 years of age, homebound and unable to prepare a nutritious meal for themselves.

Area Served: Jefferson County.

 

MEDICAL CENTER EAST

50 Medical Park Drive East

Birmingham, AL 35235

205-838-3103

Purpose: Provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services including preventive, ambulatory, curative and restorative care.

Services: Elderly medical services, emergency service, social work department, dental, community health classes, cancer center, volunteer and auxiliary services, physician information line, speech pathology, clinical psychology services.

Eligibility: Varies

Area Served: Jefferson County and portions of Blount, Shelby and St. Clair Counties.

 

MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC.

529 Beacon Parkway West, Suite 214

Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-945-9310

Fax: 205-945-8527

Email: fpinto@mrddmcn.com

Contact Person: Frederick M. Pinto

Purpose: Alabama Act 310 authority for MR services in Jefferson County

Services: Case Management, Day Programs, Residential, Supported Work, Personal Care, Behavior Management

Eligibility: Mental retardation from 0-3 years and 18 years above

Area Served: Jefferson County.

 

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF CENTRAL ALABAMA

2929 Clairmont Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-933-9393

Purpose: Assure better care and treatment of the mental ill. Work for prevention for mental illness and promote mental health. Information and referral help and advocacy for persons with mental or emotional problems.

Services: Identification of unmet mental health needs, mobilization of community to meet needs; Horizon cubs, Social rehab of patients recovering from mental or emotional illness, Clairmont House for rehab and help for mentally restored to find employment, education

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties.

 

MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS OF ALABAMA

P.O. Box 70459

Montgomery, AL 36107

800-264-6422 (Clients)

334-834-3055 (Others)

http://members.aol.com/MHCAAL/

Purpose: Provides support to person experiencing mental illness and those struggling towards recovery. MHCA also advocates for consumers' rights and for more effective services throughout the State of Alabama.

Eligibility: Any consumer of Mental Health Services.

Area Served: State of Alabama

 

MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

529 Beacon Parkway West, Suite 214

Birmingham, AL 35209

205-945-9310

Purpose: Provide case management services to individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.

Services: Case management.

Eligibility: Mental retardation or other developmental disabilities from age 4 and above

Area Served: Jefferson County.

 

MENTAL ILLNESS RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM OF MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

940 Montclair Road, Suite 200

Birmingham, Al 35213

205-595-4555

Purpose: Provide mental health services in community based residential treatment facilities for those with a serious mental illness who after being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, require a transition between hospital and community

Services: Alternative residential care to hospitalization, 24 hour residential care, training in daily living skills, education in appropriate mental health care practices, guidance in resocialization and communication skills, vocational guidance, housing location

Eligibility: Individuals with a serious mental illness, ages 18 and older

Area Served: Primarily individuals from Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair counties.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND RETARDATION AUTHORITY OF JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR COUNTIES

Montcrest Building, 940 Montclair Road, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35213

205-595-4555

Purpose: Plan, develop and implement mental health and mental retardation services for the region.

Services: Substance abuse administration, residential care for persons with serious mental illness, housing programs, Homeless Services Project, Training, Information and referral, Probate court Liaison, Bryce Hospital Liaison, Outreach Case Management Services

Eligibility: Residents of Jefferson, Blount or St. Clair Counties

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair Counties.

 

METHODIST HOME FOR THE AGING

1520 Cooper Hill Road

Birmingham, AL 35210

205-951-2442

Purpose: To provide retirement and health care services.

Services: Institutional care, cottages, apartments, private and semi-private retirement units. Intermediate and skilled health care facilities. Activities, physical therapy. Suction machines. Volunteer services.

Eligibility: Age 62 years and older.

Area Served: Facilities in Auburn, Decatur, Dothan, Anniston, Selma and Montgomery

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

Phone: 205-941-2655 or 205-320-8836

Purpose: To aid the drug addict in recovery.

Services: Group support system.

Eligibility: A desire to stop using drugs.

Area Served: Birmingham and surrounding areas

 

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTALLY-ILL ALABAMA

6900 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35212-1902

800-626-4199

Purpose: Self-help organization that provides support, education and information to those who have a relative or friend suffering a serious mental illness, and people who have the illnesses themselves.

Services: Support group for mentally ill and their families. Community education about mental illness. Speakers bureau.

Eligibility: None

Area Served: Alabama

 

NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

P.O. Box 1492
 

Washington, DC 20013
 

Phone/TTY (800) 695-0285

 

Fax (202) 884-8441

 

Email: nichcy@aed.org

 

Website:  http://www.nichcy.org  

 

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Autism Webpage

 

Website:  http://www.nectac.org/topics/autism/autism.asp

 

 

NEW PILGRIM TOWERS

3416 7th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35222

205-326-1087

Purpose: To provide homes for handicapped, disabled or elderly.

Services: Housing for disabled, handicapped or elderly. Activities and recreational programs. Nutrition center.

Eligibility: Must be 62 years of age, disabled or handicapped.

Area Served: Statewide

 

NEW COVENANT OUTREACH MINISTRIES

P.O. Box 110292

Birmingham, AL 35211

205- 925-2350

Purpose: Outreach community service ministry. Drug abuse and prevention treatment

Services: Substance abuse counseling. Battered women assistance. Child day care. Homeless assistance. Food.

Eligibility: none

Area Served: Southwest Birmingham, Zip code area 35211

 

NICHCY Autism Resources Page

 

Website: http://www.nichcy.org/resources/autism.asp#orgs

 

NORTHWEST ALABAMA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

1100 7th Avenue

Jasper, AL 35501-4329

205-302-9000

Purpose: Provide comprehensive community mental health services.

Services: Alcoholism prevention and treatment. Employee assistance programs, individual and family counseling, day treatment services, drug abuse prevention and treatment, emergency mental health services, suicide prevention and crisis intervention, residential.

Eligibility: None

Area Served: Fayette, Lama, Marion, Walker and Winston Counties

 

OAK MOUNTAIN YOUTH SERVICES

P.O. Box 1625

Pelham, AL  35124

205-664-3497

Toll Free Phone: 877-458-3514

Fax: 205-685-1477

Contact Person: Shannon Kilpatrick

Purpose/Services: This facility serves at risk youth with a variety of emotional and behavioral disorders.  This highly structured program provides various therapeutic milieus to offer diverse levels of programming to youth with multiple special needs.  They also offer short-term assessments and have a school on site.

Eligibility: Each child is individually assessed, please call for assessment.

Area Served: Entire state of Alabama and also accept out of state placements

 

OAK MOUNTAIN SENIOR ENRICHMENT CENTER

600 Cross Creek Trail

Pelham, AL 35124

205-663-4822

Purpose: Provides a protective, stimulating and warm environment for individuals 60 years of age or older that cannot be left alone unsupervised, with emphasis on maintaining and improving the social, physical and behavioral functioning of each individual.

Services: Adult day care. Family support group. Educational activities. Exercise activities. Socialization. Companionship.

Eligibility: Age 60 years or older and meets one or more requirements: Requires minimal assistance with activities of daily living. Slight physical, cognitive or emotional problems who require supervision on a regular basis. Lives with and is cared for by others.

Area Served: Shelby and Jefferson Counties.

 

OAKMONT CENTER

2008 21st Street, Ensley

Birmingham, AL 35218

205-787-7100

Purpose: Provide services for those who abuse and/or are addicted to alcohol or drugs to achieve a drug-free lifestyle.

Services: Alcohol and drug outpatient treatment and prevention services. Residential rehab program.

Eligibility: Ambulatory and have no severe physical and/or mental handicaps

Area Served: Jefferson and surrounding counties.

 

OASIS WOMEN'S COUNSELING CENTER

1900 14th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-933-0338

Fax: 205-933-0343

Email: stassin@oasiscounseling.org

Website: www.oasiscounseling.org

Purpose: Individual counseling for women and their children including couples and marital counseling and family counseling

Services: Counseling, educational classes and seminars

Eligibility: Women, age 18 and up

Area Served: Birmingham, and surrounding area.

 

OLDER ADULT DAY CARE CENTER

730 8th Avenue West, Suite 102

Birmingham, AL 35204

Contact Person:  Betty Lee

Phone:  205-251-2178

Fax:  205-925-4151

E-Mail:  PooleSCW@msn.com

Purpose: Provide a place for functionally impaired older adults to receive nutrition, health screening rehabilitation, socialization and supervision in a protective setting.

Services: Older Adult Day Care is a flexible program of services and activities, provides for personal enrichment and reduces isolation, assists older adults to remain in their own homes and communities. Health, social and support services.

Eligibility: Adults age 60 and over.

Area Served: Greater Birmingham. Monday through Friday.

 

 ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES OASIS PROGRAM

P.O. Box 19888

Birmingham, AL 35219

Phone: 205-290-4451

Fax: 205-940-9809

1-800-671-6837 Toll Free

Contact Person: Julie Brock, Coordinator

Purpose: To provide a comprehensive array of independent living services to persons age 55 or over and functionally visually impaired

Services: Rehabilitation Teaching, Orientation and Mobility, Low Vision Exams, Adaptive Devices, Peer Support, Support Groups

Eligibility: Age 55 and over; Resident of Alabama; Functionally Visually Impaired

Area Served: Alabama

 

OLIVIA'S HOUSE

2101 Daniel Payne Drive

Birmingham, AL 35214

205-791-2042

Purpose: Drug abuse and prevention treatment. Provide comprehensive recovery services to chemically dependent women and childcare services for their preschool age children.

Services: Comprehensive, residential treatment program to address the needs of chemically dependent women and their children.

Eligibility: Chemically-dependent women, 16 years of age and older, with custody of their preschool age children.

Area Served: Greater Birmingham area

 

ONEONTA HOUSING AUTHORITY

606 Fairground Avenue

Oneonta, AL 35121

Phone: 205-625-5955

Fax: 205-625-5956

Email: smaynor@otelco.net

Contact Person: Sarah Maynor

Purpose: Low rent housing, subsidized

Services: To provide housing for elderly, handicap, low income families

Eligibility: Income must pass criteria on application for housing, such as references, former landlord records, criminal records, etc.

Area Served: Blount County

 

OUTREACH CASE MANAGEMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

940 Montclair Road, Suite 200

Birmingham, AL 35213

205-595-4555

Purpose: Provide case management services to individuals who have a serious mental illness

Services: Case management and nursing services.

Eligibility: Individuals with a serious mental illness, Ages 18 and older who reside in Jefferson, Blount or St. Clair counties.

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair Counties.

 

PARENT ADVOCATES/DOWN SYNDROME

1919 Oxmoor Road #416

Birmingham, AL 35209

205-988-0810

Purpose: Emotional and educational support group for persons associated with Down Syndrome

Services: Support and educational association for persons desiring ore information about Down Syndrome, personal contact with parents of newborns with Down Syndrome to lend emotional support. Information about early intervention. Parental Staff support at UAB clinic

Area Served: Alabama

 

PARKER COMMUNITY SCHOOL

900 Fourth Street North

Birmingham, AL 35204

205-231-2370

Purpose: Serve the community through cultural enrichment, recreation and educational opportunities.

Services: Adult classes, Senior citizens programs, cultural arts programs, referral services.

Eligibility: Enrollment in programs of interest.

Area Served: Smithfield, Bush Hills, East Thomas, Enon Ridge, Metropolitan Gardens, Graymont, Fairview, Ensley, Highlands and College Hills.

 

PARKWAY ADULT DAY CARE

P.O. Box 1348, 6317 Highway 79

Pinson, AL 35126

Phone:  205-681-2331

Purpose: Provide care for persons (18 and older) for a portion of each day with a planned program.

Services: Van transportation, activities, supervision by experienced personnel, Balanced hot meal at lunch.

Eligibility: 18 or older, continent, Non combative.

Area Served: Center Point, Pinson, Roebuck, East Lake, and Tarrant.

Comments:  We welcome anyone to come visit our center.

 

PARRISH HOUSING AUTHORITY

P.O. Box 9

Parrish, AL 35580

205-686-7621

Purpose: Provide low cost, public housing to individuals who qualify on the basis of income and need.

Services: Public Housing. Elderly housing.

Eligibility: 62 years and older, single., 21 years, married, person with dependents, disabled, low income.

Area Served: Walker County.

 

Pervasive Developmental Disorders Clinic

 

The University of Alabama

 

Department of Psychology

 

651 5th Avenue

 

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

 

Phone: (205) 348-3130

 

Website: http://psychology.ua.edu/pdd/UAPDDhomepage.htm

 

PIONEERS FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM

1776 Independence Court, Suite 302

Birmingham, AL 35216

205-879-0806

Purpose: Expand opportunities for the physically and mentally challenged that enhance their quality of life, especially in the area of recreation.

Services: Database network for sharing information with the handicapped/disabled community and agencies or organization to meet their needs.

Eligibility: Disabled or handicapped person. Parent or care giver. Agency or organization serving similar population.

Area Served: Alabama

 

PLANNING FOR ACCESSIBLE MEETINGS

Website: http://www.accessingsafety.org/index.php/main/main-menu/plannning-for_change/planning-accessible_meetings

 

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

 

Website: http://www.pbis.org/main.htm

 

POSITIVE MATURITY, INC.

3918 Montclair Road

Birmingham, AL 35222

205-803-1665

Purpose: Provide programs and services to older adults in the areas that will enhance the quality of life -to make aging positive, meaningful and dignified.

Services: AWARE: Job search assistance and placement. Ensley Sr. Center, Participatory recreation, Foster Grandparents, Geriatric Social services, RSVP, Morning Alert in congregate living, TELECARE daily phone check, Senior Companion Program, SR. Saver Discounts.

Eligibility: AWARE, Age 40+, RSVP, Age 55+, All other programs, Age 60+. FGP and SCP Volunteers must meet low-income, health, training requirement.

Area Served: Jefferson County=multi-services. RSVP= Shelby, Blount, and Walker Counties.

 

PRESBYTERIAN MANOR

926 Overton Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35217

205-841-0682

Purpose: Housing for low income elderly and mobility impaired.

Services: Subsidized housing assistance for special groups.

Eligibility: Low income

Area Served: Greater Birmingham.

 

PRESCOTT HOUSE

1730 14th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35217

205-930-3622

Purpose: To coordinate investigation of child abuse in Jefferson County for the D..A.

Services: Coordinates with law enforcement, DHR, and the D.A.'s office all reports of physical or sexual abuse of children. Interviews are held at Prescott House for the child victim/witness in order that the child only has to relate their experience one time

Eligibility: Child victim or witness.

Area Served: Jefferson County.

 

PRINCETON TOWERS I AND II

909 Princeton Avenue S.W., and 900 Tuscaloosa Ave S.W.

Birmingham, AL 35211

205-783-3291

Purpose: Provide safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low-income elderly and physically handicapped individuals.

Services: Recreational program, transportation to shopping areas and scheduled group outings. Geriatric counseling for families. Health Clinic. Case management/service coordination.

Eligibility: 62 years of age with a physical handicap

Area Served: Birmingham

 

PROBATE LIAISON FOR MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

Jefferson County Courthouse, 716 21st Street North, Room 114

Birmingham, AL 35263

205-325-5009

Purpose: To secure most appropriate form of treatment in the least restrictive setting for individuals with a serious mental illness.

Services: Screening, referral and information. Assistance with commitment process. Case management.

Eligibility: Individuals with a serious mental illness and their families.

Area Served: Jefferson County

 

RADIO READING SERVICE- WBHM RADIO

650 11th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35294

205-934-2606

Purpose: To provide via closed circuit radio, access to a wide variety of printed material such as local and national newspapers and current magazines.

Services: Closed circuit radio, access to a wide variety of printed material such as local and national newspapers and current magazines for visually impaired or physically disabled.

Eligibility: Inability to read conventional size print material, either as a result of visual or physical handicap.

Area Served: Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa)

 

ROBINSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL

8400 1st Avenue South

Birmingham, Alabama 32506

205-231-5555

Purpose: To Serve the educational, recreational and vocational needs of persons in the community and to work with agencies in providing services to the people.

Services: Informal education. Adult education. GED Preparation. Participatory recreation. Available supervised rooms for community meetings. Pre-school care. Community theater.

 

ROOSEVELT RECREATION CENTER

5904 Higan Ave

Birmingham, AL 35228

205-425-1531

Purpose: To work with youth in the community to provide wholesome recreation for community youth and senior citizens.

Services: Senior citizen programs, summer youth employment program through JCCEO, youth employment counseling, neighborhood development, summer lunch program, recreational activities.

Eligibility: Resident of Brighton, Bessemer, Roosevelt, Lipscomb, Brownsville and Birmingham.

Area Served: Roosevelt City and surrounding areas.

 

SALVATION ARMY YOUTH SERVICE

6001 Crestwood Blvd.

Birmingham, AL 35212

205-595-8343

Purpose: Provide therapeutic environment for adolescents in crisis

Services: Residential Treatment Program for children birth to 12 yrs old. Youth Treatment Program for ages 12-17. Day treatment programs for F.A.C.E. Maternity Shelter for unmarried, pregnant (12-17).

Eligibility: Phone for appointment. Eligibility ages. Maternity requires Jefferson County resident.

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby and Walker Counties.

 

SAV-A-LIFE, INC.

1480 McGuire Road

Birmingham, AL 35216

Purpose: Provide constructive alternatives to pregnant women and girls and those affected by abortion.

Services: Counseling. Free pregnancy testing, referral services, baby maternity items, Abortion trauma counseling, sex and family education, baby classes.

Eligibility: Any pregnant woman experiencing a troubled pregnancy and/or suffering from the aftermath of abortion.

Area Served: Metro Birmingham.

 

SEARCY HOSPITAL

725 Coy Smith Hwy E

Mount Vernon, AL 36560

251-662-6700

Purpose: State psychiatric hospital serving patients 18 and older, primarily under civil commitment through the probate court.

Services: Psychiatric treatment including assessments, treatment interventions, family and individual therapy, other therapies, discharge planning.

Eligibility: Have a mental illness for which treatment is available and hospitalization is the least restrictive environment in which to receive this treatment.

Area Served: 20 southernmost counties of Alabama

 

SHADES CREST BAPTIST CHURCH

452 Park Avenue

Birmingham, AL 35226

205-822-1360

Purpose: Multipurpose with activities for senior citizens

Services: Senior Citizens Club

Eligibility: Primarily serving the people of the Bluff Park/Shades Crest Community

Area Served: Bluff Park and Shades Crest

 

SHADES VALLEY COMMUNITY EDUCATION ZONE

5191 Pine Whispers Drive

Birmingham, Alabama 35210

205-951-1342

Purpose: To Serve the educational needs and provide services for the community.

Services: Night classes (GED, vocational, high school completion credit, etc.). 4 year kindergarten. After school child care. Recreational.

Eligibility: Varies

Area Served: Cahaba Heights, Irondale and Grantswood areas.

 

THE ARC OF SHELBY COUNTY, INC.

P.O. Box 984

Pelham, AL 35124

205-664-9313

Purpose: Improving the quality of life of the developmentally delayed.

Services: Early intervention program for children with developmental delay. Physical and speech therapy, occupational therapy and educational programs for ages 0-3. Parent counseling and education. Public info, Advocacy, Pre-school program 0-3.

Eligibility: Varies.

Area Served: Shelby county and surrounding areas.

 

SHELBY COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES

P.O. Box 1641

Columbiana, AL 35051

Phone: 205-669-3828

Fax: 205-669-8774

Email: s.seniorservices@att.net

Contact Person: Susan Tedford

Purpose: Meals on Wheels, Transporting seniors who do not have transportation – six centers for ambulatory clients

Services: Homemakers, homebound meals, transportation, congregate meals, information and referral, recreation, legal counseling, postal alert, nutritional education, respite service. Oak Mountain Enrichment Center-day care for older adults.

Eligibility: Age 60 and older, homebound not able to cook or do for themselves

Area Served: Shelby County

 

SHELBY MEDICAL CENTER

P.O. Box 488, 1000 First Street North

Alabaster, AL 35007-0488

205-620-8100

Purpose: Drug abuse and prevention treatment.

Services: Substance abuse program.

Eligibility: none

Area Served: No restrictions

 

SHELBY COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF RETARDED CITIZENS (ARC)

P.O. Box 984

Pelham, AL 35124

205-664-9313

Purpose: Improving the quality of life of the developmentally delayed

Services: Early intervention, physical therapy, speech, occupational therapies, educational programs for birth to 3 yrs. Counseling, parent education, public information, referrals, advocacy, pre-school programs 0-3 yrs.

Area Served: Shelby County and surrounding areas.

 

SHEPHERD CENTER WEST

4616 Terrace R

Birmingham, AL 35208

Contact Person:  Judy Poole

Phone:  205-925-0451

Fax:  205-925-4151

E-Mail:  PooleSCW@msn.com

Purpose: Provide minimal in-home services for age 60+, western area persons through use of retired volunteers and on-site activities for age 55+.

Services: Telephone reassurance, information and referral , friendly visitor and handyman services, Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Vial of Life, Adventures in Learning, Luncheons and forums, health screenings.

Eligibility: 60+ age and over for in-home services, must live within defined services area of Western Birmingham.

Area Served: Western Birmingham for in-home services. Greater Birmingham for on-site services.

 

SHEPHERD'S CENTER SOUTHSIDE

19th Street and 11th Avenue So.

P.O. Box 550058

Birmingham, AL 35255

205-933-1273

Purpose: Community based interfaith organization of older adults for personal growth and to help maintain dignity, interdependence and usefulness.

Services: Adventures inn learning, AARP Tax Aide, Low impact aerobics, Trips, medical equipment lending library, health screening, training and education, foot care clinics, information and referral.

Eligibility: Senior adults

Area Served: Southside

 

SHEPHERD'S CENTER- BLUFF PARK

733 Valley Street

Birmingham, AL 35226

205-822-0910

Purpose: Provide a variety of services and programs to senior adults.

Services: Adventures in learning, Widowed Person Service, Telephone reassurance, Trips, handyman service, friendly companion program, shopper's assistance, transportation, low impact aerobic exercise, reminiscence, Meals on Wheels.

Eligibility: 60 and over

Area Served: Bluff Park and surrounding areas

 

SHORT TERM RESIDENTIAL ADOLESCENT TREATMENT (START)

9554 Hwy 124- Walker County

Carbon Hill, AL 35549

205-924-4133

Purpose: Substance abuse treatment for adolescents and their families

Services: Residential substance abuse treatment for adolescents age 13-18 years. Individual, group, and family therapy.

Eligibility: A primary substance abuse diagnosis.

Area Served: Alabama

 

SHRINE SCHOOL

907 12th Avenue S.W.

Jasper, AL 35501

205-387-1468

Purpose: Work with exceptional children in educating them to their maximum potential.

Services: Special education, physical therapy and education, speech pathology, hearing evaluations, health care, learning disabilities, educational and psychological evaluations.

Eligibility: TMR, Multiple Disabilities, Meet State (public education) requirements and guidelines.

Area Served: Walker County and Jasper City and surrounding counties.

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

161 East Park Circle

Birmingham, AL 35215

205-833-7925

Purpose: Provide intensive habilitation training for skill acquisition in developmental areas including training in economic self-sufficiency, self-care, self-direction, receptive/expressive language and independent living to mentally retarded individuals.

Services: Functional academics. Independent living skills. Community utilization skills. supported work.

Eligibility: Primary diagnosis of mental retardation. Males and females 18 to 65 years of age.

Area Served: Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair counties.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE OF JASPER

1710 Alabama Avenue, Suite 106, P.O. Box 1389

Jasper, AL 35502

205-221-6463

Purpose: Administer Federal Social Security Insurance Benefits

Services: Assist public in filing claims and reports for: Social Security Retirement , Survivors, and disability payments. SSI, Medicare, Black Lung and other benefits. Referrals to other agencies.

Eligibility: Varied on age, earnings, disability.

Area Served: Walker County

 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION- JEFFERSON COUNTY

2001 12th Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35203

1-800-772-1213

Purpose: To provide cash benefits to individuals eligible for retirement, disability, and survivors benefits. Benefits are also provided for individuals with limited income and resources who Are 65 and over or disabled.

Services: Health ins. (Medicare), Social Security cash benefits for retired persons 62 and older, dependents, disabled persons and dependents; survivors and dependents. Black Lung Benefits for coal miners. Supplemental Security Income (65 and older, blind or disabled

Eligibility: See Services.

Area Served: Jefferson and Shelby Counties

 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – TUSCALOOSA COUNTY

1118 Greensboro Ave.

Federal Building

Tuscaloosa, AL  35401

Phone: 205-349-4863

Fax: 205-758-4729

1-800-772-1213 Toll Free

Contact Person: Rufus Lewis

Email: AL.FO.Tuscaloosa@SSA.Gov

Website: www.ssa.gov

Purpose: To provide benefits allowed under the Social Security Act which include retirement, survivor, disability, and SSI aged and disabled, and Medicare

Services: Various benefits under the Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Act

Eligibility: For SSI, limited income and resources and age 65 or older or disabled.  For SSA benefits, enough earnings under Social Security to allow payments.  Benefits for disabled children (disabled prior to age 18) and the child of a worker who is deceased, retired or disabled.

Area Served:  Anniston, Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma, Tuscaloosa, and Columbus, GA counties

 

SONRISE HEALTH MINISTRIES, INC.

4660 Caldwell Mill Road

Birmingham, AL 35243

205-967-8302

Purpose: Assess medical, physical, psychological, spiritual and nutritional needs of homebound elderly and disabled persons.

Services: Basic health, social and vocational evaluations. Provision of supplies and durable medical equipment, financial supplements for sitters. Medications.

Eligibility: 55 years or older, receiving or applied for disability. Moderate to low income.

Area Served: Jefferson and Shelby counties.

 

The South Highland Center

2035 Highland Ave South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone:  205-933-0790

Fax:  205-933-7361

Contact person: Mel York, Director

Purpose:  Adult Day Care – specializing in care for persons with Alzheimer’s, and dementia.

Services:  Specialized activities, exercise, arts and crafts, movies; lunch, snacks provided, and assistance w/ ADL’s.

Eligibility:  An adult with some disability especially Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia (memory disorders)

Area Served:  Jefferson and surrounding counties.

Comments:  Hours- 7:15am-5:30pm – Monday thru Friday

 

 

SOUTHEASTERN BLIND REHABILITATION CENTER

700 South 19th Street, VA Medical Center

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-933-8101 EXT 6995

Purpose: To assist blind veterans in management and adjustment to sight loss.

Services: Provides inpatient rehabilitation services to blinded veterans to assist them in overcoming the handicapping effects of blindness.

Eligibility: Clients must be legally blind veterans.

Area Served: 10 Southeastern States.

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE

25 West Oxmoor Road, Suite 50

Birmingham, AL 35216

205-941-0313

Purpose: To provide individual case work, outreach, and training

Services: Non-profit organization providing self advocacy and training to parents of children with disabilities.

Eligibility: Any child with special education needs

Area Served: Alabama

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE

3322 South Memorial Parkway

Huntsville, AL 35801

205-882-3911

Purpose: To provide individual case work, outreach, and training

Services: Non-profit organization providing self advocacy and training to parents of children with disabilities.

Eligibility: Any child with special education needs

Area Served: Alabama

 

SPECIAL EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE

3207 International Drive, Suite C

P.O. Box 161274 (zip 36616-2274)

Mobile, AL 36606

251-478-1208

800-222-7322

Purpose: To provide individual case work, outreach, and training

Services: Non-profit organization providing self advocacy and training to parents of children with disabilities.

Eligibility: Any child with special education needs

Area Served: Alabama

 

ST. MARTIN'S IN-THE-PINES NURSING HOME & RETIREMENT CENTER

4941 Montevallo Road

Birmingham, AL 35210

205-956-9440

Purpose: Provide a facility for seniors to live in a secure, supportive and caring environment which meets their needs and maximizes their sense of worth.

Services: Apartments for independent living, assisted living and nursing home care for the elderly.

Eligibility: 65 years or older. Physician recommendation or order.

Area Served: No restrictions.

 

ST. ANDREW’S PLACE

1324 13th Place South

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Person:  Dr. Harry Hamilton

Phone:  205-939-1500

Fax:  205-322-4467

E-Mail:  s.foundation@worldnet.att.net

Purpose: To provide housing, care and training for mentally handicapped adults as an alternative to institutionalized living.

Services: Housing and training for 30 + mentally handicapped adults. Primary focus is to prepare mentally retarded adults for more independent living.

Eligibility: Mentally retarded, ambulatory and toilet trained. Age 18 and older.

Area Served: Region 5: Alabama Mental Health Dept., Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Jefferson, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby and Talladega Counties.

 

ST. ANNE'S HOME, INC.

2772 Hanover Circle

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-933-2402

Purpose: Provide secondary treatment in a residential setting for women recovering fro chemical dependence.

Services: Individual and group counseling. Substance abuse recovery and rehabilitation. Social adjustment, lodging and "living skills"

Eligibility: Female, age 18-70+. Must have had previous treatment, a diagnosis of chemical dependence, and be drug-free for at least 72 hours prior to admission.

Area Served: Local referrals are served first, out of town second, and out of state third.

 

ST. CLAIR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER

P.O. Box 632

Pell City, AL 35125

205-338-8847

Purpose: Provide a warm, non-threatening facility with therapeutic and legal services to child victims of sexual and serious physical abuse. Prevention programs.

Services: Legal and therapeutic services to child victims of sexual and serious physical abuse. Parenting classes. School and community based child abuse prevention programs.

Eligibility: Child victims of sexual or serious physical abuse. Referral from DHR or D.A.'s office.

Area Served: St. Clair County.

 

ST. ANDREW'S FOUNDATION

1024 12th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-322-4439

Purpose: Provide housing, care and training for mentally handicapped adults as an alternative to institutionalized living.

Services: Housing and training for 30 mentally handicapped adults. Primary focus is to prepare mentally retarded adults for more independent living.

Eligibility: Mentally retarded, ambulatory, and toilet trained. Ages 18 and older.

Area Served: Blount, Calhoun, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Jefferson, Randolph, St. Clair, Shelby and Talladega Counties.

 

ST. MARY'S HOME OF MOBILE

4350 Moffat Road

Mobile, AL 36608

251-344-7733

Purpose: Residential and shelter care of children with special needs due to behavior, emotional or educational problems.

Services: 24 hours residential care. Temporary shelter care. Shelter program: girls- 6mos. to 18 yrs, boys- 6 mos. to 12 yrs.

Eligibility: Boys 6-13, potential for normalcy, Girls 6-18, potential for normalcy.

Area Served: No restrictions- residential. Shelter is Mobile County only.

 

ST. CLAIR COUNTY ADULT DEVELOPMENT CENTER

1902 1st Avenue North

Pell City, AL 35125

205-884-2680

Purpose: Provide services to citizens with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in St. Clair County.

Services: Skills training in areas such as independent living, selfcare, academic, social and recreation, language and communication skills and economic self sufficiency. Prevocational and work activity programs. Advocacy, information and referrals.

Eligibility: 21 years of age, developmentally disabled as determined by psychological evaluations. Resident of St. Clair county. Medical examination.

Area Served: St. Clair County.

 

ST. CLAIR COUNTY HEAD START

P.O. Box 641

Pell City, Alabama 35125

205-338-9694

Purpose: To recruit and enroll children from low income families, including children with a disability.

Services: Information to parents. Assist in referrals. Arrange support services to families. Insure that services are provided.

Eligibility: Must meet Federal guideline for low income families and be three or four years of age on or before September 1st.

Area Served: Clair County.

 

SUMITRON HOUSING AUTHORITY

45 Oak Street, P.O. Box 220

Sumitron, AL 35148

205-648-6910

Purpose: Low cost public housing.

Services: Public housing, lunches for the elderly 5 days per week, Sunday morning church services, Friday and wed. night AA meetings.

Eligibility: Elderly, low income, single, family, disabled or handicapped.

Area Served: No restrictions

 

TARRANT PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT

1232 Faye Avenue

Tarrant, AL 35217

205-849-2828

Purpose: Provide recreational activities for the citizens of Tarrant.

Services: Participatory recreation for all ages including senior citizen programs

Eligibility: Resident of Tarrant

Area Served: Tarrant

 

ALABAMA TEEN CHALLENGE - MEN’S CENTER – HAYDEN

450 Drew Avenue

Lincoln, AL 35096

Phone: 205-763-0855

Fax: 205-763-0937

Email: infomtc@alabamateenchallenge.org

Purpose: to provide a place and program for people who express a desire for a changed life, yet because of life-controlling problems, have the inability to grow spiritually or to change their own lifestyle in their present environment. We believe that these special people need care, concern, and teaching in a protected setting.

Services: Alabama Teen Challenge offers a one-year residential program where students can experience change from the inside - spiritually. An average day consists of Bible study, prayer, and church services. A work program is also offered to help students develop skills and good work ethics. A spiritual environment is key to our success.

Eligibility:  Males, ages 18+

Area Served: Statewide

Contacts:  Neil Hosey, Director: nhosey@alabamateenchallenge.org
Phil Boyanton, Intake Director:pboyanton@alabamateenchallenge.org
James Cato, Case Manager: jcato@alabamateenchallenge.org
Dwayne Smith, Case Manager: dsmith@alabamateenchallenge.org
Russell Tatom, Case Manager: rtatom@alabamateenchallenge.org

 

ALABAMA TEEN CHALLENGE – WOMEN’S TRAINING CENTER – BIRMINGHAM

P.O. Box 588

Warrior, AL 35180

Phone: 205-647-6563

Fax: 205-647-6567

Email:
infowtc@alabamateenchallenge.org

Purpose: to provide a place and program for people who express a desire for a changed life, yet because of life-controlling problems, have the inability to grow spiritually or to change their own lifestyle in their present environment. We believe that these special people need care, concern, and teaching in a protected setting.

Services: Alabama Teen Challenge offers a one-year residential program where students can experience change from the inside - spiritually. An average day consists of Bible study, prayer, and church services. A work program is also offered to help students develop skills and good work ethics. A spiritual environment is key to our success.

Eligibility:  Females, ages 18+

Area Served: Statewide

Contacts: Erin Schaber, Intake Director:eschaber@alabamateenchallenge.org
Patricia Gardner, Case Manager:pgardner@alabamateenchallenge.org
Carla McDonald, Women's Service Coordinator:cmcdonald@alabamateenchallenge.org

 

ALABAMA TEEN CHALLENGE – EAST REGIONAL INDUCTION CENTER – SYLACAUGA

P. O. Box 146
Sylacauga, AL 35150

Phone: (256)-245-9224
Fax: (256)-245-8602
Email: infoeric@alabamateenchallenge.org

Purpose: to provide a place and program for people who express a desire for a changed life, yet because of life-controlling problems, have the inability to grow spiritually or to change their own lifestyle in their present environment. We believe that these special people need care, concern, and teaching in a protected setting.

Services: Alabama Teen Challenge offers a one-year residential program where students can experience change from the inside - spiritually. An average day consists of Bible study, prayer, and church services. A work program is also offered to help students develop skills and good work ethics. A spiritual environment is key to our success.

Eligibility:  Males, ages 18+

Area Served: Statewide

Contacts: Lee Frost, Director: lfrost@alabamateenchallenge.org
Bill Best, Intake Director: bbest@alabamateenchallenge.org
Duke Brown, Case Manager:dbrown@alabamateenchallenge.org

 

ALABAMA TEEN CHALLENGE – SOUTHWEST REGIONAL INDUCTION CENTER – BAY MINETTE

9280 Hurricane Rd
Bay Minette, AL 36507
Phone: (251) 580-0091
Fax: (251) 580-0950
Email: infoswic@alabamateenchallenge.org

Purpose: to provide a place and program for people who express a desire for a changed life, yet because of life-controlling problems, have the inability to grow spiritually or to change their own lifestyle in their present environment. We believe that these special people need care, concern, and teaching in a protected setting.

Services: Alabama Teen Challenge offers a one-year residential program where students can experience change from the inside - spiritually. An average day consists of Bible study, prayer, and church services. A work program is also offered to help students develop skills and good work ethics. A spiritual environment is key to our success.

Eligibility:  Males, ages 18+

Area Served: Statewide

Contacts: Orville Johnson, Director: ojohnson@alabamateenchallenge.org
Jeff Latimore, Case Manager: jlatimore@alabamateenchallenge.org
John Reese, Intake Director: jreese@alabamateenchallenge.org

 

THE BRIDGE, INC.

3232 Lay Springs Road

Gadsden, Alabama 35904

Phone: 256-546-6324

Fax: 256-546-9038

Email: info@bridgeinc.org

Website: www.bridgeinc.org

Contact Person: Brandy King

Purpose: Substance abuse treatment and behavioral rehabilitation

Services: Adolescent residential rehabilitation, adolescent out-patient services, adult out-patient (Ft. Payne only)

Eligibility: 13-18 years of age

Areas Served: Residential (Gadsden, Mobile) Out-Patient (Ashville, Cullman, Decatur, Ft. Payne, Tuscaloosa) 

 

SALVATION ARMY ADULT REHABILITATION CENTER

2100 11th Avenue North

Birmingham, AL 35234

205-252-8151

Purpose: Rehabilitation for alcoholics. Substance abuse rehabilitation.

Services: Residential substance abuse treatment program. Individual and group counseling. AA meetings.

Eligibility: Male 21 years or older. Sober, physically and mentally able to work.

Area Served: Surrounding Area

 

State of Alabama Department of Education

 

50 North Ripley Street

 

PO Box 302101

 

Montgomery, AL 36104

 

Phone: (334) 242-9700

 

Website:  http://www.alsde.edu

 

 

THOMASVILLE MENTAL HEALTH REHABILITATION CENTER

P.O. Box 309/2115 Bashi Road

Thomasville, AL 36784

Phone: 334-636-5421

Fax: 334-636-4422

Contact Person: Michael A. Carlton

Email: tmhrc@yahoo.com

Purpose: Provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to seriously mentally ill individuals so that they may attain a chosen living, learning, socializing or working environment.

Services: Case management. Crisis stabilization. Medication skill development. Individual psychotherapy, pre-vocational training.

Eligibility: Ages 18-55 with serious mental illness. Resident of state of Alabama. Voluntary or involuntary admissions are accepted.

Area Served: All 67 counties in Alabama.

 

TRAVELERS AID SOCIETY OF BIRMINGHAM

3600 8th Avenue south, Room 110W

Birmingham, AL 35222

205-322-5426

Purpose: To meet on an emergency basis, certain material, financial and psychological needs of travelers.

Services: Information and referrals. Counseling and emergency assistance to travelers, runaways, newcomers and mobile families and individuals. Protective travel plans for children, elderly and handicapped. Transportation assistance for medically indigent.

Eligibility: Case by case basis. medical transportation determined by income and need.

Area Served: Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker Counties.

 

TRINITY SPECIAL KINDERGARTEN CLASS

1400 Oxmoor Road

Birmingham, AL 35209

205-879-1737

Fax: 205-868-9714

Purpose: To Serve developmentally delayed children

Services: Education, speech therapy, occupational therapy.

Eligibility: Developmentally delayed, age 3-6, can provide own transportation.

Area Served: Jefferson County and surrounding areas.

 

TRUSSVILLE COMMUNITY EDUCATION ZONE

 601 Parkway Drive

Trussville, AL 35173

Phone: 205-655-8182

Fax: 205-655-8772

Email: sharpsk@jefcoed.com

Purpose: Providing classes and activities for people of all ages

Services: Pre-school and after school care programs.

Eligibility: Vary

Area Served: Trussville, Clay, Chalkville, Leeds, Irondale, Cahaba Heights

 

UAB REHABILITATION RESEARCH & TRAINING CENTER IN SPINAL CORD INJURY

629 19th Street South, SRC 529

Birmingham AL, 35249-7330

Contact Person:  Linda Lindsey, MEd -     Assistant Director of Research Services

                                                                        UAB Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

                                                                        Lindsey@uab.edu

Phone:  205-934-3283

Fax:  205-975-4691

E-Mail:  rtc@sun.rehabm.uab.edu

Website:  www.uab.edu/rehab

Purpose:  Conduct a coordinated, integrated, and advanced program of research in the prevention and treatment of secondary conditions of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) targeted toward production of new knowledge, improvement of service delivery, and promotion of maximum social and economic independence of individuals with SCI.

Services:  Provide training, information, and technical assistance to health care providers, individuals with SCI, family members, advocates through a variety of mechanisms.

Eligibility:  None

Areas Served:  All of Alabama and U.S.

Comments:  Provide information and resources on spinal cord injury research, treatment and care through print materials (news letter, Info Sheets), web site http://www.spinalcord.uab.edu/ , conferences and consultations.

 

SPINALCORD INJURY INFORMATION NETWARK

629 19th Street South, SRC 529

Birmingham AL, 35249-7330

Contact Person:  Linda Lindsey, MEd -     Assistant Director of Research Services

                                                                        UAB Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

                                                                        Lindsey@uab.edu

Phone:  205-934-3283

Fax:  205-975-4691

E-Mail:  sciweb@uab.edu

Website:  www.spinalcord.uab.edu

Purpose:  A web site that provides information and resources specific to spinal cord injury

Services:  Provides online copies of all information produced at the UAB RRTC in Spinal Cord Injury;   contains educational programs (teleconferences and slide show productions) as well as link to over 400 pieces of SCI information.  Also has a direct email contact to the UAB RRTC for questions and comments.

Eligibility: none

Areas Served:  local, regional, national, and international

 

UAB TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY MODEL SYSTEM

629 19th Street South, SRC 529

Birmingham AL, 35249-7330

Contact Person:  Linda Lindsey, MEd -     Assistant Director of Research Services

                                                                        UAB Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

                                                                        Lindsey@uab.edu

Phone:  205-934-3283

Fax:  205-975-4691

E-Mail:  Lindsy@uab.edu

Website:  www.uab.edu/tbi

Purpose:  The UAN TRIMS provides the multidisciplinary system of rehabilitation care specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with TBI, and conducts research in the area of TBI.

Services:  Provide information on traumatic brain injury through printed materials (newsletters, booklets), conferences, web site and consultations.

Eligibility: none

Areas Served:  Statewide, and Nationwide

 

UAB SPARKS CLINIC

1720 7th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-934-5471

http://www.circ.uab.edu/Sparks

Purpose: Training for individuals who have or are at risk of developmental learning disabilities.

Services: Client evaluations (dental, medical, nutritional, developmental, intellectual, educational, physical, vocational, visual, hearing speech, and language. Multi-media materials for persons with developmental disabilities. Volunteer placement.

Eligibility: Persons with or suspected of having developmental disabilities ( language, learning, movement)

Area Served: Alabama

 

UAB SPAIN REHABILITATION CENTER

1717 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone:  205-934-4131

Purpose: Rehab center for the severely disabled, spinal cord or head injury, arthritis, stroke patients, pulmonary disabilities.

Services: Inpatient rehab. Outpatient rehabilitation.

Eligibility: Physically handicapped. Referred.

Area Served: Alabama

 

UAB TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES TO STREET CRIME (TASC)

401 W. Beacon Parkway

Birmingham, AL 35209

Phone: 205-917-3780

Fax: 205-917-3721

Purpose: Provide screening, referral and case management for substance abusers involved in the criminal justice system.

Services: Screen/evaluate arrestees in the jails and upon referral for substance abuse treatment. Job referral. Treat or refer substance abusing arrestee volunteers to appropriate treatment programs. Mental health problems identified and referred. Sentence planning

Eligibility: Must have a charge pending or must be on probation or parole and in need of service.

Area Served: Jefferson County.

 

UAB SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS

401 W. Beacon Parkway

Birmingham, AL 35209

205-917-3784

Purpose: Drug abuse and prevention treatment, comprehensive program of rehab for individuals with problems involving drugs or alcohol.

Services: Intensive outpatient treatment, individual therapy, group counseling, family therapy, urinalysis testing/reporting, Methadone treatment, drug education, adolescent treatment, speakers bureau.

Eligibility: Primary diagnosis of alcohol or drug abuse or dependency.

Area Served: Alabama. Drug Free Adolescent Service 917-2722, Methadone Clinic 917-3786, Drug Free Adult 917-3733, TASC 917-3780.

 

UAB SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY

1716 University Boulevard

Birmingham, AL 35294

Phone: 205-975-2020

Contact Person: Brenda Watkins

Purpose: To educate professional students in Optometry while providing quality patient care under the supervision of faculty

Services: Vision care examinations, diagnosis, care of eye problems in general and specialized clinics. Primary vision care, cornea and contact lens services, pediatric vision service, optical services, ocular disease and low vision service

Eligibility: none

Area Served: Unrestricted

 

UAB COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY PROGRAM

908 20th Street South

Birmingham, AL 35233

Phone: 205-934-4108

Website: www.uab.edu/psychiatry/CPP.htm

Purpose: Provide community based psychiatric services.

Services: Includes evaluation, medication, follow-up, day treatment, patient and family education, limited psychotherapy. Similar services available for children and adolescents.

Eligibility: Living UAB catchment area. Seriously mentally ill adults. Seriously emotionally disturbed children.

Area Served: UAB catchment area zip code specific portions within Jefferson county.

 

UAB SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC

1717 6th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-934-4467

Purpose: Provide comprehensive services for the communicatively and hearing impaired population.

Services: Provide diagnostic services to children and adults with communication and/or hearing problems, treatment services and referral services.

Eligibility: Communication and/or hearing disorder

Area Served: No restrictions.

 

UAB COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

908 20th Street South, Community Care Building, 4th Floor

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-934-7008

Purpose: Provide comprehensive outpatient psychiatric services, including evaluation, therapy, medication monitoring, and day treatment programs.

Services: Day treatment for adults. Evaluation, stabilization on medication therapy. Patient and family education. Referrals to substance abuse services.

Eligibility: Age 19-65 (0-18 can be seen by the Child & Adolescent Division at UAB, over 65 by the Geriatrics Division) live in UAB catchment area of Jefferson County.

Area Served: UAB catchment area only.

 

UAB ENGEL DAY TREATMENT/DAY HOSPITAL

1632 7th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-934-4912

Purpose: Provide a transitional program to help a person adjust from hospitalization to the community and to provide an alternative to inpatient care.

Services: Psychiatric day treatment for children and adolescents.

Eligibility: First grade and up- catchment area only.

Area Served: Catchment area within Jefferson County.

 

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER BIRMINGHAM

100 Oslo Circle

Birmingham, AL 35211

205-944-3900

Purpose: To provide educational, vocational and therapeutic services to children and adults who have cerebral palsy

Services: Physical, speech and occupational therapy. Nutritional services, dental clinic, preschool program, professional development, advocacy, parent-infant enrichment program. Daycare. Adult activity program. sheltered employment. Residential services.

Eligibility: Diagnosis of cerebral palsy or closely related neurological disorder, mental retardation or developmental disability.

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Etowah, Blount, St. Clair counties.

 

UNITED COMMUNITY CENTERS, RILEY COMMUNITY CENTER

3617 Hickory Avenue, S.W.

Birmingham, AL 35221

205-925-2944

Purpose: Community service and development.

Services: Senior citizens programs, age 50+, Adult basic education, Day care, 2-1/2-6, Hire a Teen (13-19), Emergency Mortgage and Utility Program, After school pick up and take home, Commodity distribution, community hunger project and emergency food bank, Crafts.

Eligibility: Varies per program

Area Served: Riley, Jones Valley, Wenonah, Powderly, West end, Jonesboro, Ishkooda, Grassella heights, Bessemer, Cooper Green, Hillman Estates and Gardens, Brownsville, Travilla, Lipscomb, Cairo.

 

UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH

Corner of Overland Rd and Shoshone Drive, P.O. Box 3

Montevallo, AL 35115

205-665-1825

Purpose: Counseling

Services: Youth Programs

Eligibility: none

Area Served: Montevallo Area

 

 

VASHTI CENTER, INC.

1815 East Clay Street

Thomasville, GA 31792

229-225-1092

Purpose: Quality residential treatment for children and adolescents.

Services: Residential treatment of severe emotional and behavior disturbances. Family training and intervention. Independent group therapy. Family therapy. Art Therapy. Equine Therapy.

Area Served: Southeastern United States but not restricted.

 

VESTAVIA HILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

2061 Kentucky Avenue

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

205-822-9631

Purpose: Day Care

Services: 7:00 am -6:00 PM Mon-Fri.

Eligibility: Appointment

Area Served: Metro Birmingham

 

VETERAN'S AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER OF BIRMINGHAM

700 South 19th Street

Birmingham, AL 35233

205-933-8101 X6101

Purpose: To provide quality medical care to entitled veterans.

Services: Discharge planning, psychosocial assessment and counseling, nursing home and community placement, Outreach, Crisis intervention, Financial counseling, Pre-admission and post-discharge planning, Patient advocacy, Graduate student training, Information.

Eligibility: Eligible veterans are defined by Public Law. Questions concerning eligibility call 933-8101 X6290

Area Served: North Alabama, Veterans are referred from other VA facilities throughout Alabama. The medical center operates a satellite medical clinic in Huntsville.

 

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER (VET CENTER)

1425 South 21st Street, Suite 108

Birmingham, AL 35205

205-933-0500

Purpose: Provide counseling, outreach and referral service to veterans

Services: Readjustment counseling, Women's Vet Groups, Education counseling, benefits and claims, employment counseling, alcohol and drug counseling, marital and family counseling. Veteran information.

Eligibility: Veterans who served on active duty Aug 5, 1964- May 7, 1975, and in the Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf and Somalia wars.

Area Served: Jefferson County and North Alabama

 

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT SERVICES TEAM PROGRAM

700 South 19th Street, VA Medical Center

Birmingham, AL 35233-1996

205-933-4389

Purpose: To provide comprehensive services to legally blind veterans.

Services: Comprehensive low vision exams, complete physical exams, hearing exams, counseling, rehab services including living skills, mobility training and communications. Home visits and support groups.

Eligibility: Honorably discharged, legally blind veterans

Area Served: North and Central Alabama.

 

WALKER COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR RETARDED CITIZENS

501 Highway 195 North

Jasper, AL 35501

205-387-0564

Purpose: Help persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities function as independently as possible by providing training in self-care, academic, and sheltered and supported employment activities. Help infants with developmental evaluation/care.

Services: Adult day training. work activities center. Infant enrichment program, evaluations, assessments, OT, PT and speech therapy, Sheltered and supported work activities.

Eligibility: Infant: 0-2, developmentally disabled or at risk for developmental problems. Adult: Ages 21 and over with a primary diagnosis of mental retardation.

Area Served: Walker County.

 

WESTERN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER

1701 Avenue D, Ensley

Birmingham, AL 35218

205-788-7770

Purpose: Provide community-based mental health services to the seriously mentally ill.

Services: Outpatient, inpatient, day treatment, emergency, children's services, after-care, Screening assistance to courts, indigent drug programs.

Eligibility: Residents of western Jefferson County. Day treatment ages 18 and up.

Area Served: Western Jefferson County.

 

WHEELIN SPORTSMEN OF ALABAMA

100 Cedar Cove Drive

Pelham, AL 35124-1658

1-888-832-6967

Purpose: Provide the disabled an opportunity to participate in the sport of hunting and fishing with the help of an able-bodied individual

Services: Provide one-on-one fishing, hunting trips, etc. Newsletter.

Eligibility: Disabled individuals who are dependent on the help of an able-bodied person.

Area Served: Alabama

 

WILMER HALL CHILDREN'S HOME

3811 Old Shell Road

Mobile, AL 36608

205-342-4931

Purpose: Long term residential care for dependent children, especially abused or neglected.

Services: Cottage living with structured program. Counseling services. On-campus school available. Independent living program.

Eligibility: Dependent children of low, average or above intellectual ability with moderate behavioral or emotional problems, ages 10-20.

Area Served: Statewide and Gulf Coast areas.

 

WORKSHOPS, INC.

4244 3rd Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35222

205-592-9683

Purpose: Train people with disabilities for competitive employment and to employ persons with severe disabilities.

Services: Employment counseling and referral. Work adjustment training, vocational instruction, special education, supported employment, job placement, adult day care.

Eligibility: Vocational handicapping disability, 16 years and older

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Chilton and Blount counties.

 

YWCA

309 North 23rd Street

Birmingham, AL 35203

205-322-9922

Purpose: Multi-Service Agency- Day Care

Services: Low cost day care, Summer day camp.

Eligibility: Membership: $15 a year

Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, St. Clair and Walker counties.