Homes for Children
Our emergency shelter homes are temporary group homes for children whose families are in crisis. Children live here while their families, social workers, and courts decide on a permanent plan that would best meet the child’s needs. We have emergency shelters in Decatur and Oxford.
In our foster homes, children live in a foster family’s own home. We have foster families statewide, all of whom live at most a one-hour drive from one of our regional offices. This is for children from birth to age 18.
In our group homes, school-age children may live with 6-8 other children in a large home with house parents who care for them. We have group homes in four locations statewide: Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan and Mobile.
Children come to us one of two ways:
1. Through a process called Private Placement where the child's parent or guardian decides to place the child with us for a time. Visit our Private Placement page for more information.
2. The Alabama Department of Human Resources and the court decide it would be in a child's best interest to be placed with us.
Please follow the links below for more information on each type of home, as well as home locations and answers to other questions.