Directory of Agencies and Programs

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.


4-H Clubs of Etowah County
(256) 547-7936

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.


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.


Boy Scouts, Greater Alabama Council, Eastern Service Division
1-888-490-8955 or (205) 902-1577

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 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.



Council on Aging
(256) 543-3616

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

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.

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, 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 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.


Girl Scouts of North Central Alabama

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.


(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
Gadsden Public Library 

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.



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.


Success By 6
(256) 547-2581

A children's initiative to discover ways to ensure all children are prepared and ready to succeed as they enter first grade.


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.


(256) 547-4947

Promoting healthy lifestyles, developing leadership in youth, strengthening families, and assisting in community development.