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Community Resources: Family Support

These resources have been gathered as a service to those in southern Alabama and Mississippi. Please contact us with questions or updates.

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Categories of Resources

For your convenience, we have sorted resources into the following categories:

Primary List (Homepage) | Food and Clothing | Housing
| Family Support | Financial Assistance | Healthcare
Mental Health and Substance Use Programs | Senior Services
Other (Language, Legal, LGBTQIA+, Pets and Spiritual)

Maternity Programs

Gulf Coast TotalCare
Medicaid maternity program that provides prenatal care and education, care coordination, high-risk prenatal care, birthing classes, prenatal health and infant care education, nutrition counseling, WIC referral, Medicaid benefit education, social service referrals, home visits after delivery, postpartum care, and family planning/birth control services.

Address: 3280 Dauphin St., Building C, Suite 115, Mobile, AL 36606
Phone: 251-476-5656

Assistance with Medical Expenses

Ronald McDonald House
Provides a supportive home environment offering care, compassion and hope to families with seriously ill and injured children being treated at area hospitals. Families must have a child under the age of 21 in the hospital, and the family must live at least 20 miles away. A referral from the hospital, social worker or nurse is required. Stays cost $12 per night, but you may receive a reduced rate or have the fee waived on a case-by-case basis.
Address: 1626 Spring Hill Ave., Mobile, AL 36604
Phone: 251-694-6873

Meredith’s Miracles
Assists families in 27 counties in Alabama with travel expenses during medical emergencies, including lodging, food and gasoline for children who need to travel for doctor’s appointments, hospital stays, surgery, cancer treatment, or emergencies. The application is on the website and requires verification by the child’s medical provider or social worker.

Address: 408 S Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420
Phone: 334-222-2866

Anna Todd Chaney Foundation
Provides financial assistance for children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for non-medical expenses including food, gas, lodging, etc. Talk to your child’s social worker or nurse for additional information.

Megan Kelley Smiles Foundation
Helps with non-medical expenses — such as transportation, food and lodging — to help patients between the ages of 19 and 25 years old and their families.

Phone Number: 334-235-3895

Project Sweet Pea
Provides financial assistance for patients who are under 1 year old and have been in the hospital for more than two weeks. Talk with your baby’s social worker, or visit their website, which has additional helpful information and resources. 


Parenting Classes and Programs

2B Choices for Women (Mobile)
Provides free pregnancy tests, parenting education, community referrals, and limited material assistance for pregnant and parenting women. Birthfathers are welcome. Offers “Earn while you learn” classes for moms while pregnant and for parents with children younger than 30 months. Hablamos Español.

Address: 188 S Florida St., Mobile, AL 36606
Mandeme un mensaje por Whatsapp: 251-279-0389
Phone: 251-343-4636

2B Choices for Women (Robertsdale)
Provides free pregnancy tests, parenting education, community referrals, and limited material assistance for pregnant and parenting women. Birthfathers are welcome. Offers “Earn while you learn” classes for moms while pregnant and for parents with children younger than 30 months.

Address: 23010 Hwy. 59 North, Robertsdale, AL 36567
Mandeme un mensaje por Whatsapp: 251-279-0389
Phone: 251-923-3305

Catholic Social Services
Provides counseling and parenting classes.

Address: 188 S Florida St., Mobile, AL 36606
Phone: 251-434-1550

Coastal Family Partners
This program for expectant parents and parents of children ages 0-5 who live in Mobile, Washington, or Choctaw counties utilizes a parents-as-teachers model. Family visits are once or twice per month. Learning supplies and access to a resource network are provided. 

Phone: 251-380-6084

Family Center of Mobile: Positive Parenting Classes
Also provides other parent/family educational programs.

Address: 601 Bel Air Blvd., Suite 100, Mobile, AL 36606
Phone Number: 251-479-5700

Family Center (Robertsdale)
Offers parenting classes, as well as other parent/family educational programs.

Address: 22671 Hwy. 59 South, Robertsdale, AL 36567
Phone: 251-947-4700

Nurse-Family Partnership
This program for women at least 28 weeks pregnant who are Medicaid-eligible and live in Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, or Conecuh counties provides a nurse who will support you in having a healthy pregnancy and baby, becoming the best parent you can be, and learning things that will make you more confident with various parenting skills. Nurses also provide referrals and share information about resources available in your area. 
Referrals: Talk to your healthcare provider about receiving a referral.

Women’s Resource Center
Provides parenting and pregnancy classes. By attending classes, clients can earn points that they can use to obtain baby items through the Baby Boutique. Other programs and services include pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment, and counseling (including a miscarriage support group and a post-abortion recovery program). 

Mobile: 718 Downtowner Loop W, Mobile, AL 36609, Phone: 251-344-4357
Semmes: 4276 McCrary Road, Semmes, AL 36575, Phone: 251-675-0911
Saraland: 611 Norton Ave., Saraland, AL, Phone: 251-662-9933

Child Services

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Provides one-to-one mentoring. 

Address: 3 South Royal St., Suite 300, Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: 251-344-0536

Boys and Girls Clubs
Non-profit youth organization catered to empowering 6- to 18-year-old individuals in the south Alabama area

Address: P.O. Box 6724, Mobile, AL 36660
Phone: 251-432-1235

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