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Partner Agencies

As part of its community impact model, UWSWA collaborates with health and human service organizations in Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington counties to address key social issues in the areas of UWSWA’s four building blocks for a better life: health, education, financial stability, and essentials. By partnering with local agencies, United Way of Southwest Alabama furthers its vision of strengthening communities by uniting and mobilizing resources.

The agencies listed below go through a comprehensive vetting process, during which they are examined and their by-laws, tax forms, and audits are reviewed by a panel of community volunteers. The agencies are also visited and evaluated as part of their application process. Every two years, area nonprofits have the opportunity to apply to become a United Way Partner Agency.

Aids Alabama South

Our Mission is to provide support, assistance, education, and advocacy for people affected by HIV and AIDS and to provide HIV prevention education and awareness to the community of Southwest Alabama.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 471-5277

Address:     4321 Downtowner Loop North, Mobile, AL 36609

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     086

Alpha Women’s Resource Center

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center is a Christ-centered organization promoting a culture of life by serving people who are facing unplanned pregnancies and related sexual issues.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 246-7750

Address:     6481 Hwy 43 North, Jackson, Alabama 36545

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     074

AltaPointe Health Systems

The mission of AltaPointe Health Systems is to plan and facilitate a comprehensive, behavioral healthcare system that promotes the wellness and recovery of people living with mental illness, substance abuse and developmental disability.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 450-2211

Address:    5750-A Southland Drive, Mobile, AL 36693

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     022

American Red Cross South Alabama Chapter

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 544-6100

Address:    35 N. Sage Avenue, Mobile, AL 36607

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     003

The Arc of Clarke County

The Arc of Clarke County advocates for and supports people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities so that they are recognized as valued members of the community by promoting: dignity and respect; a person’s right to choose; safe work and living environments; best possible health; and natural supports.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 246-3000

Address:    501 Forest Avenue, Jackson, AL 36545

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     060

The Arc Southwest Alabama

The Arc of Southwest Alabama

The Arc of Southwest Alabama, formerly Educational Center for Independence, is a private, non-profit organization located in Chatom, Alabama that provides quality, comprehensive services to adults in Washington County who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of Southwest Alabama strives to help each individual they serve achieve greater independence in his/her life. Services provided by The Arc of Southwest Alabama include day training, in-home respite care, personal care, and an on-site group home. Each of the services provided is individually tailored to help each man/woman achieve his/her personal goals.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 847-2970

Address:    234 Hearn Drive, Chatom, AL 36518

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     040

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 344-0536

Address:    9 Dauphin Street, Suite 101, Mobile, AL 36602

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     100

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama

Our mission is to provide year-round youth development programs designed to enhance the quality of life for the young people of Mobile County. Our programs are based on principles of behavioral guidance, which promote leadership, character, health and physical education and emphasize the importance of education and cultural growth.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 432-1235

Address:    1102 Government Street, Mobile, AL 36604

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     004

Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama

For more than 18 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama doors have been open and has been at the forefront in youth development, working with young people from disadvantage economic, social and family circumstances. Here at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama we actively seek to enrich the lives of girls and boys in and around our community. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community’s youth have access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures in a positive way.

Contact details

Phone:      (334) 636-5402

Address:    149 Adams Avenue, Thomasville, AL 36784

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     175

Catholic Social Services of Greater Mobile Area

The mission of Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Mobile is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and people of good will to do the same.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 434-1550

Address:    188 South Florida Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     005

The Child Advocacy Center

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is to be the Mobile community response to the problem of child abuse. Abused children are interviewed here by a specialized, trained team of professionals. Children and their non-offending family members are referred for counseling and prepared for the criminal justice process. Also provided are educational and training programs in child abuse awareness and prevention.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 432-1101

Address:    1351 Springhill, Mobile, AL 36604

Website:     Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     135

Child Day Care Association

Child Day Care Association

At the Nina Nicks Joseph Child Development Center, we encourage children’s learning through educational play using research based curriculum for every age group! Everyday, children are engaged in a variety of hands-on educational activities in an environment that fosters a child’s positive self-esteem and a love of learning.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 433-1310

Address:    209 South Washington Avenue, Mobile, AL 36602

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     006

Community Action Agency of South Alabama

As a non-profit business/organization, we are charged to provide programs and services which promote and create self-sufficiency to individuals, families, and communities. Community Action Agency Clarke County provides food, financial assistance for housing, utilities, and medical bills.

Contact details

Phone:      (251) 275-8498

Address:    133 Court Street, Grove Hill, AL 36451

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     147

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) (Mobile)

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. It is a national organization composed of ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference in a child’s life. CASAs are trained volunteers appointed by a judge to speak for the well-being and safety of an abused or neglected child who is the subject of a dependency/custody hearing.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 574-5277

Address:    2315 Costarides Street, Mobile, AL 36617

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     177

Crittenton Youth Services

The mission of Crittenton Youth Services is to provide educational services that promote the physical, emotional, and social health of all youth.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 639-0004

Address:    30 Schillinger Rd, North Suite 105, Mobile, AL 36608

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     015

Dearborn YMCA

The Dearborn YMCA is a powerful association of men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community with a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 432-4768

Address:    321 North Warren Street, Mobile, AL 36603

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     034

Drug Education Council

The Drug Education Council is a voluntary, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a drug-free society, preventing chemical dependency, and providing quality education, information and intervention programs.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 478-7855

Address:    3000 Television Ave, Mobile, AL 36606

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     010

Dumas Wesley Community Center

The mission of the Dumas Wesley Community Center of Mobile, Alabama is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER and ENRICH our local community through collaborative programs of Christian service that: provide for immediate human needs, strengthen family life, develop leadership, and encourage personal responsibility.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 479-0649

Address:    126 Mobile Street, Mobile, AL 36670

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     011

Epilepsy Foundation

Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama

The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama has as its mission to educate and support individuals with epilepsy and their families, to increase awareness in the general community and to facilitate prevention and management of epilepsy. This includes providing services and programs for people with epilepsy and their families; educating and increasing awareness about epilepsy; providing leadership in advocacy for epilepsy issues and collaborating with other community resources in support of the mission of the people with seizure disorders.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 341-0170

Address:    Office Park 3, 273 Azalea Rod #310, Mobile, AL 36609

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     012

Family Promise of Coastal Alabama

Family Promise of Coastal Alabama is a non-profit group of people of all faiths working together to address the problems of poverty and homelessness in the Mobile and Baldwin communities. We are committed to helping families – who by no fault of their own, something unthinkable happens: eviction, job loss, catastrophic illness, a house fire or the loss of a spouse – find themselves without a home and are too embarrassed to ask for help.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 441-1991

Address:    1260 Dauphin St., Mobile, AL 36604

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     196

Feeding the Gulf Coast

Feeding the Gulf Coast, formerly the Bay Area Food Bank, works through member organizations and special programs, to provide nutritious food to meet the challenge of feeding people who are hungry as a result of personal crisis or disaster. They will educate the public regarding domestic hunger, proper nutrition and related issues.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 653-1617

Address:    5248 Mobile South Street, Theodore, AL 36582

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     043

Franklin Primary Heath Center

Franklin Primary Health Center

The mission of Franklin Primary Health Center is to be a caring, compassionate and viable community health center, proactively improving the lives of those we serve by providing accessible, affordable and quality comprehensive health services.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 432-4117

Address:    1202 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Mobile, AL 36603

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     085

Goodwill Easter Seals

Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast

Goodwill Easter Seals (GES) is a non-profit, United Way partner agency serving 12 counties in the Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast area. The agency provides programs and services to help individuals and families overcome challenges due to disabilities or other barriers that impact economic well-being, self- sufficiency and quality of life.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 471-1581

Address:    2448 Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile, AL 36617

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     002

Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services

Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services

Gulf Regional Early Childhood Services is a private, non-profit corporation with a 501(c)(3) IRS tax status governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of educators, health care and mental health care experts, accountants, non-profit management professionals and Early Head Start (EHS) parent representation.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 473-1060

Address:    3100 Cottage Hill Road, Bldg. 4 Suite 400, Mobile, AL, 36606

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     184

Home of Grace

Home of Grace for Women

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive alcohol and drug recovery program for females ages 18 and up. We provide a twelve week residential program that embraces all aspects of addiction and recovery, including spirituality. Our goal is to help addicted females recover from their addiction, be restored with their families, encourage them to further their education as appropriate, and to live a life that is chemically free.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 456-7807

Address:    394 Aldock Rd., Eight Mile, AL 36613

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     017

Housing First

Housing First

The mission of Housing First, Inc. is: to prevent, address and end homelessness by developing resources and assets, providing advocacy, leading community planning, and encouraging community collaboration and development.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 450-3345

Address:    273 Azalea Road, Building 3 Suite 10, Mobile, AL 36609

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     137

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree, Inc.

The Learning Tree is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational, residential and support services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, including autism. Programs are designed to help children lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 649-4420

Address:    4979 Lott Road, Eight Mile, AL 36613

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     101

Lifelines Counseling Services

Lifelines Counseling Services

Lifelines/Family Counseling Center of Mobile, Inc. has as its mission facilitating positive changes in individuals, families and communities by providing comprehensive education, referral and counseling services for social, emergency and financial problems.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 602-0909

Address:    705 Oak Circle Drive East, Mobile, AL 36609

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     013

McKemie Place

McKemie Place

Founded in 2007, McKemie Place is the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington and Baldwin Counties. McKemie Place is a safe haven for homeless women. We currently have a 69-bed capacity and provide a place for women to temporarily stay overnight.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 432-1122

Address:    705 Oak Circle Drive East, Mobile, AL 36609

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     102

Mobile Arc

Mobile Arc

Our mission is to advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in order to afford protection of their rights and to improve their quality of life; provide needed services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, in collaboration with other agencies and organizations; educate the public to instill a better understanding of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and promote research in prevention, education and training of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 479-7409

Address:    2424 Gordon Smith Drive, Mobile, AL 36617

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     021

Mobile Area Education Foundation

Mobile Area Education Foundation

The Mobile Area Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving our local public schools. Founded in 1992, our mission is to build community responsibility for improving public education outcomes in Mobile County. We work with, but are independent of, the Mobile County Public School System.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 476-0002

Address:    605 Bel Air Blvd, Suite 400, Mobile, AL 36606

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     189

Mobile Community Action

Mobile Community Action

MCA empowers people in poverty so that children and adults can achieve their maximum potential through education, training, employment, and emergency support services.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 457-5700

Address:    461 Donald Street, Mobile, AL 36610

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     084

Mulherin Home

Mulherin Custodial Home

Our primary purpose is to provide a home for individuals, children and adults with developmental disabilities. We now serve 34 developmentally delayed children and adults who are unable to function independently. Mulherin Custodial Home is a residential program in which 24 hour care is given, in a family surrounding, with a great deal of tender, loving care. We transport 26 of our Residents to day programs where they receive training and/or services.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 471-1998

Address:    2496 Halls Mill Road, Mobile, AL 36606

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     024

Ozanam Pharmacy

Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy

The Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy is a non-profit organization that provides life-sustaining medication to persons with severely limited income and resources. We offer the medications free of charge to qualifying individuals.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 432-4110

Address:    571 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     178

Penelope House

Penelope House Inc.

The mission of Penelope House is to provide safety, protection, and support to the victims of Domestic Violence and their children through the provision shelter, advocacy, and individual and community education.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 342-2809

Crisis Line:    (251) 342-8994

Address:    PO Box 9127, Mobile, AL 36691

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     025

Regional CAC

Regional Child Advocacy Center (Clarke County)

Our mission is to serve victims of child abuse and neglect in order to promote healing and to educate the public to protect our children from abuse.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 275-2804

Address:    127 West Cobb St., Grove Hill, AL 36451

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     136

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile provides a supportive home environment offering care, compassion, and hope to families with seriously ill and injured children being treated at area hospitals.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 694-6873

Address:    1626 Spring Hill Ave., Mobile, AL 36604

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     194

Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama

The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama

The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama provides spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men, women and children who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Our centers offer emergency shelter, job training and placement, social services and seasonal assistance for families in need. We also provide work, group and individual therapy for men who are recovering from addictions. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with family and resume a normal life.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 438-1625

Address:    1009 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     027

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Mobile Chapter

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Mobile Chapter

Our mission is to advocate for and enhance our membership’s ability to improve the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions, while promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease. In addition to Mobile County, the SCDAA – Mobile Chapter serves eight additional counties in Alabama: Baldwin, Escambia, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Monroe, and Washington.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 432-0301

Address:    1453 Springhill Ave., Mobile, AL 36604

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     134

South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program

South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program

The South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc. (“VLP”) is a charitable organization dedicated to delivering pro bono publico legal services to low-income citizens in Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke and Washington counties. Through local volunteer lawyers, the SAVLP provides free legal services in certain civil matters.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 438-1102

Address:    56 St. Joseph Street, Suite 312, Mobile, AL 36602

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     045

Southwest Alabama Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Thomasville

Southwest Alabama Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) (Thomasville)

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs.

Contact details

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     045

St. Mary's Home

St. Mary’s Home

Since 1838, the mission of St. Mary’s Home has remained the same – to provide support and education to destitute orphans and to children abandoned, neglected or abused by their parents or whose parents are unable or unwilling to support or to educate them. St. Mary’s Home’s vision is that all children will live free from violence, neglect, and fear.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 344-7733

Address:    4350 Moffett Road, Mobile, AL 36618

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     026

United Cerebral Palsey

United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile

The primary mission of UCP of Mobile is to promote the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP offers a wide range of services for people of all ages, starting with one of our early intervention programs and continuing through adulthood with our supported employment program.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 479-4900

Address:    3058 Dauphin Square Connector, Mobile, AL 36607

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     029

VIA Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center

Via Health, Fitness, & Enrichment Center

The Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center/Senior Citizens Services promote a healthy, active, independent lifestyle among adults. Via/SCS advocates, teaches, and leads healthy aging programs and initiatives for the surrounding community.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 478-3311

Address:    1717 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36604

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     028

Victory Health Partners

Victory Health Partners

As a witness for Jesus Christ, Victory Health Partners exists to minister to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the medically under-served by providing affordable, quality health care services. We recognize that God is the True Healer and the source of all. We seek to know Jesus Christ, His Son, and to make Him known.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 460-0999

Address:    3750 Professional Parkway, Mobile, AL 36609

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     148

Volunteers of America Southeast

Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE)

Volunteers of America is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God. Volunteers of America, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others. Volunteers of America measures its success in positive change in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 300-3500

Address:    1204 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     083

Wilmer Hall

Wilmer Hall Children’s Home

Our core mission is to provide a long-term residential home for children who cannot live with their natural parents. In addition to the Residential Living Program, we now have a Transitional Living Program, a Transitional Family Program and an Education Program.

Contact details

Phone:    (251) 342-4931

Address:    3811 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     032

YMCA South Alabama

YMCA of South Alabama

Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of all kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Contact details

Website:    Click here

UWSWA Designation Code:     033