Our church community supports cooperatives that help the wider community, such as Greater Birmingham Ministries, and is a part of Southside Faith Communities. As a small church, we have limited resources but share what we can, including a food pantry open as needed. The following organizations have asked to be listed on our Community Resources page and/or are resources in the community that we recommend for folx in need.
Community Action Partnership (CAP):
CAP provides safety patrols, security escorts, directions and helpful information for people in downtown Birmingham. View CAP’s Hand to Hand Book for People Experiencing Homelessness.
When times are tough, the Crisis Center strives to meet the unmet needs of people experiencing personal crisis or mental health issues. Their primary service area is Central Alabama, which is defined as the six county area surrounding Birmingham. This includes Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby, and Walker Counties.
Chocolate Milk Mommies:
Chocolate Milk Mommies seeks to decrease black infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rates and to decrease racial disparities in black maternal and child health. Their virtual Mommy Meetups are bi-weekly breastfeeding support groups that provide education by certified lactation counselors and peer support from other breastfeeding mothers of color.
Magic City Acceptance Center:
Dedicated to providing a brave and radically inclusive space for the LGBTQ community in Alabama, MCAC offers both in-person and virtual programming to LGBTQ individuals of all ages across the state of Alabama. Learn more about MCAC.
Memory Care in Alabama:
MemoryCare’s mission is to support older adults living with memory impairment and their families by using the latest, data-driven research and collaborating with memory care experts to provide resources that are accessible to all who are in need. View their full guide here.
Some local STD and HIV screening sites include the Magic City Wellness Center, the Jefferson County Department of Health, and the Shelby County Department of Health. Learn more and find a testing site by visiting Testing.com.