For life's other needs.
Building stronger communities, together.
Our guests come from a variety of backgrounds. By providing a nutritious meal, we help people stretch their limited budgets to cover other necessities like shelter, clothing, and medical assistance. For many of our guests, the meal they receive at Community Kitchens is the only hot meal they will have all day. For some, it is their only meal of any kind.
For life's other needs, we provide referrals to community agencies and homeless outreach programs that can assist with housing, medical care, counseling, and a variety of other resources our guests need to thrive.
Mission: The Highlands United Methodist Church helps its homeless neighbors find a refuge from the streets with refreshments, mail and phone service, needed toiletries, and a compassionate, listening ear. Those without access to clean clothes can drop off their laundry. They also offer a fully staffed mobile medical unit from Alabama Regional Medical Services which provides free weekly medical care and screening.
Interfaith Hospitality House
Mission: YWCA Central Alabama operates one of Alabama’s only permanent facilities serving two-parent families experiencing homelessness in the state of Alabama. They are a housing facility that provides furnished two-bedroom suites to families in housing crises and up to three meals a day.
Salvation Army Birmingham
Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Greater Birmingham Ministries
Mission: Greater Birmingham Ministries was created in response to urgent human and justice needs in the greater Birmingham area. GBM is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that provides emergency services for people in need and engages the poor and the non-poor in systemic change efforts to build a strong, supportive, engaged community and pursue a more just society for all people.
Mission: We are called to love people, love West End and love the world. Each of our ministry programs reflect this belief. When being in relationship with others is the value that drives you, giving them your best becomes the ultimate goal. Programs include We Cafe, We Garden, You Serve, We Learn, We Care, We Work, and We Build.