ALABAMA -Financial Hardship – Emergency Assistance – Food and Shelter

WE ALL HAVE A ROLE IN FIGHTING TROUBLE 

Courageous individuals and organizations from both the private and public sector are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering creative solutions in resolving all types of life-changing trouble. If you know of such an organization, please contact us and if approved, we will post their information on our site.

LEGAL AID

If you are homeless or going through a financial hardship, you may qualify to receive free or low-cost legal services. The following organization(s) can provide you with information on free and low-cost legal assistance:

Legal Services of Alabama is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides access to justice and free quality civil legal aid and assistance to educate and empower Alabama’s low-income community from nine offices located in Anniston, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Opelika, Selma and Tuscaloosa.

FEATURED HOMELESS SHELTER 

Faith Rescue Mission

108 Camden Street

Montgomery AL 36104

334-262-6024

MORE SHELTERS

Valley Outreach Shelter

221 Moulton St E

Decatur AL 36608

(256) 350-3825

Dothan Rescue Mission

2210 Ross Clark

Dothan AL 36301

334-794-4637

FEATURED LOW INCOME ASSISTED PUBLIC HOUSING

CAMELLIA GARDENS

265 EVELYN DR

MONTGOMERY, AL 36109-3342

334-244-6582

AZALEA POINTE

651 AZALEA RD

MOBILE, AL 36609-1550

251-666-1738

 

CAPITAL CITY COMMUNITY HOMES

5773 Carriage Barn Lane

MONTGOMERY, AL 36116-1535

251-666-4431

CLAIBORNE ARMS APTS

5350 CAROL PLANTATION RD

MOBILE, AL 36582-8935

251-653-5234

 

FRIENDSHIP HALL

1116 S. HULL STREET

MONTGOMERY, AL 36104-5144

334-265-3261

DICKENS FERRY APTS

6551 DICKENS FERRY RD

MOBILE, AL 36608-3980

251-344-7057

HOMELESS SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS 

Bessemer, Birmingham, Hoover/Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair Counties

One Roof (formerly MBSH)
Mr. Stefan Kertesz, Board Chairman
Ms. Michelle Farley, Executive Director
1704 5th Ave., North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone (205) 254-8833

Florence/Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Winston and Lawrence Counties

Homeless Care Council of Northwest Alabama
John Corbin, Chairman
PO Box 98
Florence, AL 35631
Phone (256) 383-5610 Ext. 228

Huntsville, Decatur/Madison, Limestone and Morgan Counties

North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless
Mr. Ollie Orton, President
Ms. Lineise Arnold, Executive director
PO Box 2991
Huntsville, AL 35804
Phone (256) 551-1610 Ext. 223

Montgomery/Montgomery, Elmore, Lowndes and Bullock Counties

Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (MACH)
Ms. Charlene Robinson, President
Ms. Molly Stone, Executive Director
PO Box 242201
Montgomery, AL 36124-2201
Phone (334) 261-6182

Mobile/Mobile and Baldwin Counties

Housing First, Inc.
Ms. Shirley Jefferson, Board President
Mr. Eric Jefferson, Executive Director
2900 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36607
Phone (251) 450-3345

Tuscaloosa/Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa Continuum of Care Group
West Alabama Coalition for the Homeless
Ms. LaShonda Hayes, President
West Alabama Outreach, Inc.
PO Box 2947, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Phone (205) 759-8470

Anniston, Gadsden/Calhoun and Etowah Counties

Homeless Coalition of Northeast Alabama (HCNEA)
Ms. Tara Breiner, Chairman
Ms. Becky Henson, Co-Chairman
The Salvation Army
PO Box 218
Anniston, AL 36202
Phone (256) 236-5643

Alabama Rural Housing Coalition for the Homeless
Ms. Amanda Ship, President
Ms. Felicia Watkins-Jackson, Executive Director
3521 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone (205) 324-9822 Ext. 19

Homeless Resource Network
Ms. Elizabeth Dillard, Executive Director
PO Box 811
Columbus, GA 31902
Phone (706) 571-3399
Fax (706) 571-0707

LOCATE LOCAL FOOD BANK

HUD PROGRAMS:

Local Housing Resources

  • Find Local Public Housing (Housing Choice Voucher)
  • Find Affordable Elderly & Special Needs Housing
  • Get Rental Help
  • Find Homeless Resources
  • Talk To A Housing Counselor
  • Subsidized Housing

Low Rent Section 8 Apartment Locator

FEATURED FOOD BANKS AND PANTRIES

Woodmont Food Bank 2001 Darby Drive Florence, AL 35630 (256) 766-1255
Woodland Church Food Bank 4180 Highway 431 Eufaula, AL 36027 (334) 687-5991
We Care Food Bank 2124 East 2nd Street Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 832-9511
Welcome – Food Pantry 71 Zion Street Tallassee, AL 36078 (334) 285-2594
Urban Ministry 1229 Cotton Avenue SW Birmingham, AL 35211 (205) 781-0517

FOOD STAMPS (SNAP) – ALABAMA

The Alabama food assistance program uses electronic transfer debit cards to dispense benefits to qualified low income people. Food debit cards can be used anywhere that SNAP food benefits are accepted. In order to be accepted into the program and receive a food debit card, it is necessary to first apply at your local state-run office that facilitates the SNAP program. You can locate the closest SNAP Office by contacting: Alabama Department of Human Resources 50 Ripley St, S. Gordon Persons Bldg. Montgomery, AL 36130-4000 Phone: (334) 242-1745

OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES

Feeding America: Feeding America is a hunger relief charity and is the leading one in the United States. They provide food assistance for over 25 million low-income people across the country including children and seniors.

The Salvation Army: Charitable service organization helps children, women, elderly men, addicts and families through tough trouble times.

Department of Veterans Affairs: Serves homeless veterans and their dependents with their special initiatives and programs all across the country.

Social Security Administration: These programs are designed to help people with disabilities. The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) and Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) programs are two of these programs.

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