These Birmingham nonprofits are advocating for children. Join them today


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Advocating for the most vulnerable among us—is there any mission more important than that? Check out these 7 local organizations that are protecting and encouraging children and families right here in Birmingham. You can support their work today!

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1. Community Care Development Network

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Community Care Development Network is a faith-based nonprofit organization that specializes in healing and helping the whole family. Their vision is to empower and influence people to own their potential and create an opportunity for themselves.

Community Care Development Network exists to develop, transform and restore life to families, adults, teens and community to be committed, unified and mature.

2. Children’s Aid Society of Alabama

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Since 1912, Children’s Aid Society has provided services to families in need or at risk. It has helped parents with the skills and resources they need to keep families together. When children could not remain with their own families, other homes have been provided through foster care or adoption.

“Our vision is to serve as the leading resource in forging lifelong connections and linking community supports that preserve and sustain families.”

3. Heart Gallery Alabama

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Heart Gallery Alabama is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding forever families for children in Alabama’s foster care system by raising awareness and educating the public.

“Heart Gallery Alabama advocates for children living in foster care. We believe every child deserves a family!”

4. YWCA Central Alabama

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YWCA Central Alabama responds to the needs of women, children and families. They provide shelter, dignity, hope and a strong foundation as they help those they serve find the strength to rebuild their lives.

“YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”

5. King’s Home

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For over 46 years King’s Home has been home to hundreds of youth, women & kids seeking refuge, hope, and help from domestic violence, neglect, abandonment, homelessness and other difficult and impoverished conditions and circumstances.

“Our Purpose is to serve Christ by serving youth, women and mothers with children.”

6. Sozo Children

Sozo Children currently operates multiple children’s homes in Uganda that provide care for over 100 children. Right now, they are in the middle of building The Village Project, which consists of 30 homes for 300 children, a church, a primary & secondary school, a medical clinic and clean water wells.

“The Mission of Sozo Children is to empower vulnerable children to become thriving leaders for Jesus Christ.

Our vision is to see all children thriving, all communities transformed, all for God’s glory.”

7. Gateway

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Gateway is a game-changer for Alabama children and families. It is Birmingham’s first and oldest human services agency, originally founded in 1891 as The Mercy Home.

“We provide foster care services for children from the hardest backgrounds of trauma, abuse and neglect, as well as family and financial counseling.”

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