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Resource List
Magic City Acceptance Academy has prepared educational materials and community resources
for each student and parent/legal guardian. There is a variety of information in this packet that
can help provide additional wraparound support at local and regional levels. **Please note: This
packet is updated periodically.
Animal Care Clinics:

North Shelby County Animal
2689 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124 (205) 620-3636
Shelby Animal Clinic
516 Highway 119 South, Alabaster, AL 35007 (205) 664-3462
Lake Crest Animal Clinic
551 Lake Crest Dr, Hoover, AL 35226 (205) 403-4003
Homewood Animal Hospital 501 Scott St, Homewood, AL 35209 (205) 943-0008


Assistance League of Birmingham-Operation School Bell (205-870-5555) Must be referred by school counselor or organization
Aunt Ethel’s Helping Hands (Tonya Smith) 205-422-5643
Be Kind Birmingham (Ashley Griffice) 205-807-1533
Community Care Development Network Triumph Youth and Adult Bessemer, Al 35020 205-777-5894 2nd and 4th Thursday 205-424-6892 By Appointment Only
Community Development 7769 2nd Ave S Birmingham, AL 35206 1431 13th Ave N Only. Bring your ID
Greater Birmingham Ministries - Clothing Closet Appointment only 2304 12th Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35234 205-326-6821
Junior League of Birmingham 2212 20th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35223 (205) 879-9861
Veterans admin med center Phoenix Clinic 700 19th St S 35203 205-933-8101 M-Fr 8-3 Ext 6012 or 6016 Clothing referrals **homeless veterans only

Community Clinics:

● Cahaba Medical Care
Accepts Medicaid and Most Forms of Insurance, sliding scale Servicios en español Bessemer, 205-277-2358 West End, 205-679-6325 Ensley, 205-788-5164 Fairfield, 205-791-5048
Counseling Only
Alabama Apart Together Therapy call line 205-552-2718 National Suicide
ARMS Metro Clinic-free services with homeless verification (ask at the front) 712 25th St N 205-407-6900
Birmingham Suicide Prevention Line 205-327-7777
Catholic Family Services-sliding scale only 2164 11th Ave S 205-324-6561 M-Th 8-5 Fri 8-12
Family Guidance Center of Birmingham-all services are free 234 Aquarius Dr #118 205-945-6000 Fatherhood classes for men, family healthcare and developmental needs, counseling serving for couples and families Virtual counseling ONLY
Impact Counseling-sliding scale based on income 100 24th St S 205-916-0123
National Suicide Prevention Line 1-800-8255 OR 1-800-784-2433
UAB Community Counseling Clinic- Currently free but will transition to a sliding scale system in the future with costs going up to $5 per appointment. Serves all populations for counseling purposes. Refers out for Substance abuse and Eating Disorders. 1150 10th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205 in the Engineering Building 205-996-2414 M-Th 10am-7:30pm

Crisis Resources:

Birmingham Crisis Center Hotline (205) 323-7777
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Hotline Text TALK to 741741
PIRC Psychiatric Intake Response Center-Children's of Alabama (205) 638-PIRC(7472)
UTALK (205) 328-5465 *or* Text (205) 328-5465
The Trevor Project (LGBTQ Youth) (866) 488-7386 *or* Text START to 678-678
DHR Please save this email address and send all future DHR reports.
National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
United Way Dial 2-1-1 or visit


● Alabaster Pediatric Dentistry
Accepts Medicaid and Most Forms of Insurance;219 1st St N, Alabaster, AL 35007 205-664-2130
● Cornerstone Dental
Accepts Medicaid and Most Forms of Insurance 2600 Highway 58, Helena, AL 35080-3773 205-620-1000
● Doss Dental
Accepts Medicaid and Most Forms of Insurance 56 Market Pl Cir A, Calera, AL 35040 (205) 668-9092
● Brocks Gap Dentistry Accepts Medicaid and Most Forms of Insurance 1015 Brocks Gap Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244-4032 205-982-0112

Disaster Relief Recovery Services:

● Hatching Hope Disaster Relief 2758 Pelham Parkway Pelham, AL 35124 205-624-2424
Red Mountain Search Dog Association

Disaster Communication Action Team
P.O. Box 59345 Homewood, AL 35259 504-470-DCAT

Eyeglasses and Eye Care

● Cooper Green 7th floor Patient must have Cooper green care
● UAB community eye care 205-975-2020 Located at The Foundry, Lovelady and M-Power Ministries Free eye exam and glasses Must be in a shelter program with verification
● EyeCare America 877-887-6327 - Hours: 8am-Noon, Monday-Friday (Pacific Time) If you are eligible for the program, you can schedule a free comprehensive eye exam with a participating ophthalmologist in your area. Age 65 or older

Food Pantries:

Bread of Life Food Pantry Birmingham, AL
205.320.2111 Offers a food pantry and a clothing closet.
Community Kitchens at St. Andrews Episcopal Church
1024 South 12th Street Birmingham, AL 35205 (205) 251-3569
Community Kitchens at Grace Episcopal Church
5712 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35212
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
(205) 942-8911 107 Walter Davis Dr, Birmingham AL, 35209
Greater Birmingham Ministries English
205-716-2168 Español 205-623-5858 Once a month, drive thru style, first come first served 2304 12th Ave. North, Birmingham, AL 35234
Grace Klein Community
(205)-490-7516 Food pick up at different locations. More information on website Https://
Liberty Church Birmingham
( 205) 490.7516 2732 Old Rocky Ridge Road, Hoover, AL 35216 ( 205) 490.7516 M-Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm
Salvation Army Shelby County Corps
(205) 663-7105 108 Plaza Cir, Alabaster AL, 35007 Serves Shelby Pantry Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 am. For more information, please call.
Severing You Ministres
(must have ID,SS card) 6523 1st Ave N 205-777-3653 Mon-Thurs 8A-4P Sun 2:30P-4:30P (foodbank only)
Shelby Emergency Assistance
(205) 665-1942 160 Shoshone Dr, Montevallo AL, 35115 Serves: Resident of Shelby County with proof of need Pantry Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
The Ministry Center at Green Springs
(205) 326-1211 2230 Green Springs Highway, Birmingham AL, 35205 Food Pantry Hours:Wednesday 9:00am and 12:00 pm Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Triumph Youth and Adult Community Development (205) 424-6892 4910 Huntsville Ave, Bessemer AL, 35020

Financial Assistance Rent and Utility

● Greater Birmingham Ministries 1st Wednesday of every month, beginning at 9am. Call and leave a message. Utilities only. English 205-716-2168 Espanol 205-623-5858
Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Appointment Line
1-855-287-1730 or download the LITT LITE App - Utility assistance (gas, electric, water) Weatherization (home owners) Eligibility: Based off income Documents required: Counties Served: Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall, St. Clair, and Jefferson County
ERAP City of Birmingham Call the Hotline
205-778-2091 Rent and utilities back to March 2020 Birmingham City residents only Must be evicted or have eviction notice to relocate OR - Delinquent rent or utilities - Provide the following: 1. Photo ID for ages 18+ 2. Proof of Income 3. Copy of signed lease
Community Care Development
205-777-5894 7769 2nd Ave N Fill out an application and if you qualify, they will reach out to donors Must Qualify for direct Services
Catholic Center of Concern
205-786-4388 Utilities Must Call and situation Must Be Emergency Only Folks filing for disability OR medical leave/ job loss due to COVID ● Mt. Zion Community Development Center 1200 Ford Ave. Birmingham, AL 35217 Utilities give assistance to qualified individuals with utility expenses (electricity, gas, heat, water), provide access to shelter and free food.

Homeless Resources:

● SafeHouse SafeHouse is a 501©3 non-profit; Crisis Line: (205) 669-7233 (SAFE)
● Shelby Emergency Assistance Shelby Emergency Assistance, or SEA, is a nonprofit organization that aims to help those in crisis become self-sufficient (205) 665-1942
● Pathways Pathways is a United Way agency that serves approximately 1,200 women and children experiencing homelessness in the Birmingham area each year. 205-322-6854

Homeless Liaisons by County: McKinney-Vento

Jefferson County Homeless Liaison: Orletta Rush Email: Phone: 205-379-22650 ● Jefferson County Homeless Liaison: Janet Hagood Email: Phone: 205-379-2152 6.
● Jefferson County Homeless Liaison: Jonathan Davis Email: Phone: 205-379-4200
● Shelby County Homeless Liaison: Leah Wood Email: Phone: 205-682-8109 25. ● Shelby County Homeless Liaison: Elisabeth Fuller Email: Phone: 205-682-6667 ● St Clair County Homeless Liaison Debra Carroll Email: Phone: 205-594-2055
● St Clair County Homeless Liaison: Anita Wilson Email: Phone: 205-451-6642
● Pell City Homeless Liaison: Myrus Strong Email: Phone: 205-884-4440

Immigrant Resources:

¡HICA! 205-942-5505 Espanol & English 17 South Crest Dr. Birmingham, AL 35209
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama Https:// 205-326-1925 2301 1st Ave. North Birmingham, AL 35203

Mental Health Care

ARMS Clinic 2817 30th Ave N 205-407-6900 205-407-9650 205-407-9699 Jessica Skarda at the Metro Center can help with mental health medication 712 25th St N (metro center) 205-407-6900 Ms. McAlpine at the Northern clinic can help with mental health counseling
Bham Veterans Mental Health Clinic 700 19th St S 205-933-8101
Christ Health Center (sliding scale and insurance accepted, must be referred by primary) 5720 1st Ave S 205-380-9455
Cheaha Regional Mental Health Center 1661 Old Birmingham Hwy 256-245-2201
Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Center 2100 County Service Dr Pelham 205-633-1252
Insight Therapeutic Services Accepts MedicaidIndividual, couples, and family counseling for wide-range of treatment areas;Birmingham & Alabaster office
Integrated Health Services Accepts Medicaid Monday - Friday, 7am-6pm 205-644-1166
JBS Urgent Care ( M-TH 8-5 TH-Fri 8-2 1230 3rd Ave S 205-545-8420
UAB Psychiatry 205-934-7008 (for new patients) 934-4108 (for current patients)
Western Mental Health Center 1707 Avenue D 205-788-7770


● M-Power Dispensary of Hope at M-Power Offer selected prescriptions free/sliding cost to patients Tuesday 11-2 Wed and Th 9-2 4022 4th Ave South 205-595-5959
● GoodRx Download app to phone and look up your prescription. This will help lower most costs whether you have insurance or not
● SeniorRx United way program for low to no cost prescriptions for seniors Call age line at 1-800-243-5463 Also covers disabled folks in their Medicare waiting period Medications are sent to your dr office ● Positive maturity, Inc. 3600 8th Ave S Ste 200 205-803-3211 Medication assistance for low income seniors (60+)

Veteran Care Services:

● Birmingham Vet Center 400 Emery Drive, Suite 200 Hoover, AL 35244 205-212-3122 Other resources Bundles of hope (Diaper Bank) 1430 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd Birmingham, Alabama 35203 205-607-2112 Call For Availability
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