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Community Economic Fund

Emergency Assistance

American Red Cross - 205-458-8282
Disaster/assistance for energy bill to low income families

Catholic Center of Concern - 205-786-4388
Food, clothing, furniture, and financial assistance to low income families

Greater Birmingham Ministries - 205-326-6821
Food, clothing and financial assistance with utilities and prescriptions

(Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity) - 205-327-7500; 205-497-6591 Midfield
Emergency assistance for families meeting Federal poverty guidelines

Pathways - 205-322-6854
Food and clothing assistance for women and their minor children

Salvation Army - 205-328-5656
Emergency financial assistance; disaster relief services

Urban Ministries - 205-781-0517
Food, prescription and utility assistance to families in need

Children’s Services

All Kids/SOBRA Medicaid/Alabama Child Caring Foundation - 1-888-373-5437

(Jefferson County Child Development Council) - 205-933-1095
Head Start and Early Head Start for qualifying families

(Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity - 205-327-7500; 205-497-6591 Midfield
Head Start and Early Head Start for qualifying families

Special Education Action Committee - 205-939-0379
Assistance to parents regarding education of children in regular and special education classrooms

Urban Ministries - 205-781-0517
Tutoring programs and summer camp (ages 6 – junior high)

Domestic Violence

The Family Violence Center - 205-322-4878

Gateway Violence Intervention Program - 205-328-6010

Miscellaneous Services

Birmingham Office of Public Housing Office of Field Operations - 205-731-2635

Consumer Credit Counseling Services - 205-251-1572

Jefferson County DHR Financial Assistance office - 205-599-6000
Food Stamps, TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), Medicaid applications

Jefferson County DHR Child Support - 205-945-3700

Jefferson County Department of Health - 205-558-2144
WIC program application (supplemental food for pregnant or breastfeeding women, infants and children)

Kid One Transport - 205-978-1000
Transport children and expectant mothers to medical (physical and mental health) appointments

Legal Services of Metro Birmingham - 205-328-3540
Legal representation in civil matters for low-income families

Literacy Council of Central Alabama - 205-326-1925
Information and referral to adult and child literacy programs

Social Security Administration – Jefferson County - 1-800-772-1213
Social Security cash benefits for disabled personals and dependents, survivors and dependents

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development - 205-731-2630
Low- to moderate-income housing programs; rent supplements

United Way Information and Referral Center - 205-251-5131
Referral service to agencies for families with all types of needs from financial to educational to medical