Directory of Agencies

Listed below are our partner agencies and any other programs affiliated with us!

Please click HERE for a map to find an agency near you!


211 / First Call for Help**

211 or (888) 421-1266
https://www.uwoec.org/211-first-call-help
A confidential and free information and referral service providing help in locating services for people with problems and needs.


2nd Chance Domestic Violence

(256) 236-7233
Providing supportive advocacy services to victim/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Calhoun, Cleburne, Cherokee, Etowah, Talladega, and Randolph Counties.


4-H Clubs of Etowah County 

(256) 547-7936
https://www.aces.edu/counties/Etowah/
Assisting young people in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become productive, self-directing, and contributing members of society.


Alabama Head Injury Foundation*

(205) 823-3818
https://www.ahif.org/
To improve the quality of life for survivors of traumatic brain injury and their families.


American Red Cross

(256) 536-0084
https://www.redcross.org/
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.


Assets for Independence**

(256) 547-2581
This is about promoting asset-building tools and strategies in order to enable low-income families to save, build assets, and enter the financial mainstream.


The James M. 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.


Beautiful Rainbow Cafe*

(256) 390-1999
https://beautifulrainbowcafe.com/
Use innovative strategies to enable adolescents and young adults with significant cognitive disabilities to acquire employment and functional academic skills through organic gardening and sophisticated food production.


Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Northeast Alabama

(256) 546-5079
https://www.bbbsneal.org/
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.


Boy Scouts, Greater Alabama Council

1-888-490-8955 or (205) 902-1577
http://www.1bsa.org/
Serving others by helping to instill values in young people and in other ways prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.


Boys & 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.


CommUnity Thanksgiving - Gadsden* Glencoe* North AL*

(256) 459-5255
Celebration to provide hot Thanksgiving meals to all community members.


Council on Aging

(256) 543-3616
https://www.etowahcoa.org/
Enhancing the quality of life of aging persons in Etowah County by planning, encouraging, and providing services sensitive to their current and emerging needs.


Darden Rehabilitation Center

(256) 547-5751
https://dardenrehab.org/
Enabling Alabama's citizens with severe disabilities to reach their maximum potential.


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.


Etowah Baptist Missions Center

(256) 546-2980
https://www.etowahbaptistmissioncenter.com/
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

(256) 546-3456
http://www.etowahfreeclinic.com/
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, diabled, 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 & Children Placement Services

(256) 549-4177
https://dhr.alabama.gov/
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.


Family Success Center

(256) 547-6888
https://www.family-success.org/
Promote the well-being of children by strengthening the families of Etowah County.


The Freedom Center*

(256) 494-7887
Provides a place for the homeless and others to shower; wash and dry their clothes; and be fed, get new clothes, hygiene items and more, including help in finding employment for those who want to work. 


Gadsden Community Education Program

(256) 549-2925
http://www.gcs.k12.al.us/
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.


Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama

1-800-734-4541
https://www.girlscoutsnca.org/
Inspiring girls, ages 5-17, with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens.


Long-Term Recovery**

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


The Love Center*

(256) 546-8831
Helping serve the homeless in Etowah County. The Love Center provides homeless, single women and families food and shelter.


Man Up Gadsden*

(256) 492-4040
https://www.manupgadsden.com/
Dedicated to the education, prevention, and support services for Prostate and Testicular cancer patients, family, and community members.


MANNA

(256) 543-5876
https://mannagadsden.org/
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 America of Etowah County

(256) 547-6888
https://www.mhaofetowah.com/
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.


Northeast Alabama Kidney Foundation*

(256) 546-9451
Provide financial assistance to kidney patients for medical needs.


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)*

(256) 549-8147
A federal program charged w/leading efforts to use volunteering & service as key solutions to our nation's most pressing problems. We partner w/local nonprofit organizations.


The Salvation Army

(256) 546-4673
https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/
Providing basic necessities of food, clothes, shelter, and work to promote spiritual, moral, and physical well being.


Snellgrove 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.


Student Success**

(256) 547-2581
https://www.uwoec.org/student-success
A student's initiative to discover ways to ensure all children are prepared and ready to succeed as they grow from birth to age 18.


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.


Windy Van Hooten Teaching Garden*

http://www.windyvanhooten.org/
(256) 399-9838
Windy Van Hooten Teaching Garden builds gardens in schools and neighborhoods where we can engage people of all ages in relevant, hands-on learning.


YMCA Of The Coosa Valley

(256) 547-4947
http://ymcacoosa.org/
Promoting healthy lifestyles, developing leadership in youth, strengthening families, and assisting in community development.


* Funded Through Community Impact Grants
** In-House Program At United Way Of Etowah County