Helpful Resources

2-1-1 / First Call for Help - (256) 546-4357
A confidential and free information and referral service providing help in locating services for people with problems and needs.

American Red Cross - (256) 536-0084
Providing relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies through services that are consistent with its Congressional Charter.

James Barrie Center for Children - (256) 543-1319
Reducing the risk and trauma of child abuse by helping families receive child-friendly services through the unique environment and activities provided.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama - (256) 546-5079
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with a strong and enduring, professionally-supported, one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  We serve youth 6-18 in school- and community-based programs.

Boys and Girls Club of Gadsden/Etowah County - (256) 459-4573
The mission is to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders, irrespective of race, color, creed, or  national origin.

Darden Rehabilitation Center - (256) 547-5751
Enabling Alabama's citizens with severe disabilities to reach their maximum potential.

Easter Seals Alabama - (256) 490-0041
Providing program services, advocacy, public education, government and public relations, and technological assistance for people with disabilities, their families and friends.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program - (256) 547-2581
Supplementing and expanding the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, in an effort to help people with economic (not disaster-related) emergencies.

Family and Children Placement Services (DHR) - (256) 549-4177
Providing children entering foster care with clothing, personal care items, and other resources. There are children waiting to be adopted.  We schedule recruitment events to find Forever Homes for children in our care.  We also provide Adult Protective Services, basic, personal care items or home maintenance, for clients with limited income, helping clients to sustain their current living environment.

Etowah Baptist Missions Center - (256) 546-2980
Our mission is to share the good news of God's love through holistic ministry. We do this by assisting people with immediate basic needs: food, clothing, hygiene items, help with medications, utilities and rent. We also offer adult literacy and practical skills classes. Chaplains on duty for prayer and spiritual counsel.

Etowah Free Community Clinic/PRN - (256) 546-3456
Provides primary health care services to residents of Etowah County for both acute and chronic conditions for patients without insurance, Medicaid, Medicare. Patient advocates provide applications, education, and assistance to the elderly, disabled, and uninsured who cannot afford to buy their prescription medicine.

Etowah Community Food Bank - (256) 494-9608
Providing food to the needy through local agency distributors for families and shelters.

Family Success Center - (256) 547-6888
Promote the well-being of children by strengthening the families of Etowah County.

Gadsden Community Education Program - (256) 549-2925
The mission of Community Education, Gadsden City Schools, is to develop lifelong educational opportunities, utilize community resources, and coordinate with local agencies, to meet the ever changing needs of adults and children of Gadsden, Alabama.

Long-Term Recovery - (256) 547-2581
A partnership among helping organizations bringing together resources that effectively assist families touched by disasters.


MANNA - (256) 543-5876
Maintaining the physical and emotional well-being of the elderly homebound citizens by providing a daily adequate, hot meal that meets the dietary needs of the recipient.

Mental Health Alabama of Etowah County - (256) 547-6888 ext 115 
Working for mental health and victory over mental illness, promoting mental health, preventing mental illness, and improving the care and treatment of the mentally ill.

The Salvation Army - (256) 546-4673
Providing basic necessities of food, clothes, shelter, and work to promote spiritual, moral, and physical well being.

Snell grove Civitan Center - (256) 547-6621
Providing activities which emphasize social development, self-care skills, and other areas intended to assist adults in living as normal as possible.

United Ability - Hand-in-Hand - (205) 944-3973
Providing quality services for persons with disabilities; empowering those we serve to live full and meaningful lives.

Hotline Numbers

Medicaid Information                     1-800-362-1504

ALLKIDS                                  1-888-373-5437

Alcohol/Substance Abuse Helpline        1-800-762-3790

Suicide National Hopeline Network       1-800-784-2433

Drug Helpline                              1-800-662-4357

Abuse and Neglect

Child Help USA                            1-800-422-4453

CED Mental Health Center                (256) 492-7800

Department of Human Resources          (256) 549-4170

Rose Haven                                 (256) 543-3059

Mental Health

CED Mental HealthCenter                  (256) 492-7800

GadsdenPsychological Services              (256) 543-1544

GadsdenRegionalMedicalCenter              (256) 494-4112

Mountain ViewHospital                       1-800-222-7322

Special Education Action Committee         1-800-222-7322

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous                         1-888-489-9554

The Bridge                                    (256) 546-6324

Mountain ViewHospital                        1-800-245-3645

RAPHAChristianHome(for Men)               (256) 538-7458

New Life for Women                          (256) 413-0200

GadsdenTreatment Center                    (256) 549-0807


United Way of Etowah County               (256) 547-2581

Way of the Cross                            (256) 543-1003

Community Services Program                 (256) 546-9271

Food Stamps                                  (256) 549-4138

WIC Program                                 (256) 547-6311

LoveCenter                                    (256) 547-5733