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The Homelessness Subject Resource Guide provides access to information about local social services available for the homeless as well as information about the variety of public policy issues surrounding homelessness.

The guide is divided into three sections. The first section, Local Resources, includes links to the websites of agencies and organizations in the Birmingham, Alabama area that offer services to the homeless. The Local Resources section consists of three parts, Local Shelters, Local Support Services, and State and Local Information Sources, each of which is organized alphabetically by the service provider's name.

The second section, National Resources, consists of two parts: Organizations and U.S. Government Agencies that conduct research, formulate policies, and seek to educate the public on issues related to homelessness.

The third section includes some of the Birmingham Public Library's subscription databases that can be used to research homelessness. These databases provide access to newspaper, magazine, and journal articles as well as reference materials that are suitable for elementary, high school, and college assignments.
Local Support Partner
4411 Lloyd Noland Pkwy
Fairfield, AL 35064
(205) 588-2257
The Committee to Protect the Homeless (CPH) is a grassroots organization created for the homeless by the homeless to bring justice and dignity to the homeless and indigent in Metropolitan Birmingham. Through advocacy, education, and the effective dissemination of information, CPH seeks to make social services more readily available to the homeless by improving coordination among service providers and informing the wider community of the complexity of the issues surrounding homelessness.
Local Shelters
AIDS Alabama offers several housing options for people living with HIV/AIDS and their families as well as people who are homeless regardless of their HIV status. We believe that stable, affordable housing is a vital component in halting the spread of HIV.
Family Care ministry provides safe and stable homes to help struggling mothers and their dependent children to get back on their feet. This program provides a mother and her children transitional housing while she gains or maintains employment, saves money, receives counseling, and learns life skills such as budgeting and healthy parenting techniques. Depending on their commitment to the program, mothers may stay for up to one year.
Local Support Services
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Centers (ADATC) operates three different facilities in Birmingham that help men and women recover from alcoholism and chemical dependency.
2701 Jefferson Avenue SW
Birmingham, Alabama 35211
(205) 923-6552
Aletheia House is a community-based organization that has been providing substance abuse treatment and prevention services to low-income individuals, and the communities in which they live, since 1972. It is one of Alabama’s largest providers of substance abuse treatment, substance abuse/HIV prevention, employment services and affordable housing.
• Men's Services
201 Finley Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 324-6502

• Women's and Wellness Services
700 37th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 279-3999

• Employment Training Programs
2631 Ensley Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35208
(205) 788-5122

• Administration/Housing/Other
201 Finley Avenue West
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 324-6502
The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan organization that analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The website includes statistical data and research on a variety of homeless related issues.
For more than 25 years, NCFH has been at the forefront of national efforts to understand and respond to homelessness, trauma, poverty and the need for social services and supports to mitigate the impact of homelessness on children, youth, and families. In 2013 the National Center merged with American Institutes for Research (AIR), and continues to inform policy-makers and practitioners about the conditions of homeless families.
U.S. Government Agencies
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. The agency's website provides a wealth of information for those researching homelessness.
The website includes detailed reports on homelessness in the U.S.
Search the Birmingham News Archives from 1993 - today. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the Birmingham News. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Read the paper in the original PDF or find content that was only published on the web. Available from inside the library or from home.
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
The award-winning The CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports.
Requires a JCLC card and residence in Birmingham, AL.
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