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Alabama Department of Human Resources, Family Assistance Program
Alabama DHR offers a variety of programs to assist families who qualify; including work and job training, and temporary cash assistance.
Christmas Charities Year Round
For Madison County residents at or below the area median income or in emergent need, we provide basic necessities year round at no cost, provide year round distribution of clothes, school supplies, household items, furniture and Assistive Technology medical equipment at no cost, provide year round delivery of clothing to children at schools at no cost, and distribute food and gifts to children and families during the Christmas season at no cost.
Community Action Partnership
Their mission is to enhance the quality of life through the mobilization of federal, state, and local resources in order to provide advocacy, economic development, and assistance to move low-income people toward self-sufficiency.
Community Free Dental Clinic
Their mission is to provide quality free dental care and education to low income, uninsured adult residents of Madison County.
The Corner Stone Initiative
Christian based program that provides education and support to those who are experiencing poverty.
Family Services Center
Our LIFT Housing Program provides low-cost, income-based, short-term, case-managed, scattered-site emergency shelter (apartment style) housing to literally homeless families unable to reside in a traditional shelter setting. They also provide support services for families to move towards permanent affordable housing.
Impact America’s Save First Program
SaveFirst provides free tax preparation services and meaningful opportunities for savings.
Manna house provides food assistance to those in need.
NACH (North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless)
The mission of the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless (NACH) is to educate the public regarding homelessness, and to coordinate and facilitate the efforts of agencies, communities and concerned citizens into a seamless Continuum of Care (CoC) to affect positive solutions to homelessness in Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties of North Alabama.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides shelter, food and clothing assistance to those in need.
The Studio Shelter
The Studio, a local area non-profit, provides services to homeless, run away, abused, and at risk youths aged about 12 to 21. Services include access to shelter, showers, laundry, food, clothing, phone/email, dental/medical referrals, "street survival" kits, job training and referral, and tutoring/mentoring to help clients improve living skills and school performance.
Related Library Materials
Call Number: J APP
Publication Date: 2015-09-22
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent, and not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again. Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He's been gone for four years, but has come back into Jackson's life to help him. Can an imaginary friend be enough to save this family from losing everything?
Those Shoes by
Call Number: E PB BOE
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.
It's Your World by
Call Number: J 650.1 CLI
Publication Date: 2015-09-15
In a book for young people, Chelsea Clinton informs readers about issues facing our world and what kids can do to help solve them.
Call Number: YA MUL
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump.
Street Love by
Call Number: YA F MYE
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.
Call Number: YA SHU
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty--staying after school and writing in a journal under the eye of the school guidance counselor--reveals aspects of himself that he prefers to keep hidden.
The Glass Castle by
Call Number: B WAL WAL
Publication Date: 2006-01-17
The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.