9 nonprofits supporting mental + physical wellness in Birmingham


Forge 9 nonprofits supporting mental + physical wellness in Birmingham
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There’s no denying that 2020 has been a crazy year so far. Now more than ever, it’s vital to prioritize your wellbeing. Mental + physical needs look vastly different for everyone, but these Birmingham nonprofits are meeting those needs across the board. Keep reading to find out more + learn how you can support their work.

How to Support 115 Birmingham Nonprofits

Local nonprofits are absolutely vital to any community. These organizations support missions and groups such as foster children, the homeless population, the environment and so much more.

In Birmingham, we’re lucky to have so many incredible nonprofits working to make our city the best that it can be, for everyone. Right now, these organizations need our support.

Bham Now opened our platform to share info regarding these groups. Check out our nonprofit directory or our small business directory to learn how you can shop, save and support over 650 local entities.

If you haven’t already, be sure to fill out our quick form to be featured on our site and in guides like this one for free.

1. A Friend of Mind

A Friend of Mind empowers youth by implementing healthy strategies such as mindfulness and yoga to combat mental illness and eliminate mental health stigma through other interactive programs.

2. A4One

A4One uses athletics and fitness to be consistent in one another’s lives. Through mentoring, coaching and training, they provide refuge and access to promote a culture of unity.

3. IMPACT Family Counseling

IMPACT Family Counseling is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian counseling agency providing professional counseling services to “at-risk” youth and their families in Birmingham since 1991. 

4. Alabama Kidney Foundation

The Alabama Kidney Foundation’s mission is to serve kidney patients by providing financial assistance, education and support services. The Foundation also provides public education to promote organ donation awareness and prevention of kidney disease.

5. aTeam Ministries

aTeam Ministries is a group of caring individuals committed to offering spiritual, financial, and emotional support to children and their families coping with pediatric cancer. They support these families through a variety of programs including prayer teams, Home Away from Home lodging, financial grants and numerous events and activities.

6. Forge Survivorship Center

Forge was created as a place where everyone who is touched by breast cancer can have a place to find strength through knowledge, support and encouragement. It’s a place for survivors, family, friends, supporters and co-survivors as they forge on through breast cancer.

7. Oasis Counseling for Women & Children

Oasis helps improve the quality of life for vulnerable women, children and families by providing exceptional, professional mental health care in a safe and nurturing environment.

8. The Tanner Foundation

The Tanner Foundation is a nonprofit for people with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and ALS. Dr. Emily Riser started the foundation in 2003 to provide educational opportunities to persons with multiple sclerosis, family members and health care professionals.

9. Kid One Transport System, Inc.

The mission of Kid One Transport System is to bridge the transportation gap that prevents thousands of Alabama’s children and expectant mothers from accessing much-needed health care services, thereby ensuring a higher quality of life for each individual and family they serve.

Do you know of more Birmingham nonprofits in need of support? Be sure to send them this form so we can help get the word out.

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Beth Cunningham
Beth Cunningham

A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.

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