Alabama Social Justice Organizations

For Teens:


BAGSLY is the Birmingham Alliance of Gay, Straight and Lesbian Youth, a support group for LGBTQ youth and allies in the Birmingham Area. They hold their meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Youth Leadership Forum

Youth Leadership Forum is a program for high school 11th and 12th graders.  The goal of the program is to teach students the leadership skills they need to develop and better Birmingham.

1710 6th Avenue North 
P.O. Box 2641 
Birmingham, AL 35291
(205) 252-6559


YouthServe is an organization that strives to teach youth how to create change through leadership service.  It has several programs including an Education program, Community Action program, Urban Service Camp and Youth Council.  All of these programs teach youth about social issues in Birmingham.  

2717 7th Avenue South, Suite 105
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 521-6651

For All Ages:

Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Inc.

Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest legal advocacy organization whose mission is to work for systemic policy reforms that achieve justice and fairness for low-income, unrepresented and other vulnerable populations.

309 N. Hull Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

(334) 263-0086


Alabama Bicycle Coalition (AlaBike)

AlaBike advocates for roads to be safer for Alabama cycling.
P.O. Box 18994
Huntsville, AL 35804
(256) 883-9982 

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice or ACIJ is a group working to protect the rights of immigrants in Alabama.  

Alabama Civil Justice Foundation

The mission of the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation is to assist in removing barriers to a civil and just society for Alabama families and children. The Foundation achieves its goals by providing financial assistance to worthwhile charitable organizations serving disadvantaged, disabled and at-risk families and children; and by providing information and instruction beneficial to individual consumers and the larger community.
P.O. Box 1549
Montgomery, AL 36102
(334) 263-3003

Alabama Grassroots Clearinghouse

A directory for environmental advocacy created by Auburn University.

Alabama Possible

Alabama Possible is an Alabama Poverty Project campaign that was launched with the goal of enhancing the quality of life of Alabamians living in poverty.  

1016 19th Street South
P.O. Box 55058
Birmingham, AL 35255
(205) 939-1408

Alabama Arise

Alabama Arise is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of congregations, organizations and individuals united in their belief that people in poverty are suffering because of state policy decisions. Through Arise, groups and individuals join together to promote policies to improve the lives of Alabamians with low incomes. Arise provides a structure in which Alabamians can engage in public debates to promote the common good.

400 South Union Street, Suite 340
Montgomery, AL 36107

(334) 832-9060 

BCRI-The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is more than a museum. It is a center for education and discussion about civil and human rights issues. The Institute's projects and services promote research, provide information and encourage discussion on human rights in America and around the world.

520 16th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(866) 328-9696

Birmingham Jewish Federation

The Birmingham Jewish Federation is the Jewish community's central fundraising, planning, community relations and volunteer development agency. The Federation, through its annual campaign, provides funding for our local Jewish agencies. Globally, the Federation campaign supports programs to assist Jews in Israel and throughout the world, including locations such as the former Soviet Union. The Federation also offers referrals to other Jewish and secular community agencies as needed, multiple volunteer opportunities, a community wide update email several times a week focusing on Israel and local action strategies, and special programs periodically for specific groups, such as Jewish college youth.
3966 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL 35213
(205) 879-0416 

Birmingham Regional Transit Advocacy Group

Birmingham Regional Transit Advocacy Group advocates for the expansion of public transportation, so that it is more accessible for the Birmingham region.  They also seek to provide education around current or proposed public transit laws.  

1601 17th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 252-7606

Birmingham Urban League

The mission of the Birmingham Urban League is to assist all racial and ethnic groups, particularly African Americans and the urban poor, in achieving social and economic equality. The League advances its mission through the delivery of program services, research, advocacy and promoting racial inclusion.

1229 Third Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203 
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 11269 
Birmingham, AL 35202-1269 
(205) 326-0162 

Church of the Reconciler

Church of the Reconciler is a broken vessel that lifts hearts and hands to God. As a multicultural, multiracial United Methodist congregation, Church of the Reconciler maintains a unique ministry in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

112 14th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 324-6402

Crisis Hotline

The Crisis Hotline is a crisis and suicide prevention informational and telephone counseling hotline run by the Crisis Center.  It is open for calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

(205) 323-7782

Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama

The Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama reaches out to the community through various programs such as the Black Catholic Ministry, Hispanic Ministry and a Multicultural Resource Center.

Black Catholic Ministry
2121 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 838-8313

Hispanic Ministry
2121 3rd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 838-8309 

Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) 

GBM is an ecumenical and interfaith organization with a 38 year history of direct services and community organizing. Begun in 1969, GBM has sought to carry out a faith-based response to poverty by meeting people's emergency needs while also pursuing social and economic justice for all people. 

Scott Douglas
2304 12th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35234
(205) 326-6821

The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (HICA)

HICA is a social service organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for Latinos in Alabama.

260 F West Valley Avenue 
Birmingham, AL 35219
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 190299 
Birmingham, AL 35219
(205) 942-5505 

Interfaith Mission Service

People and communities of faith serving together to promote religious, racial, and cultural harmony; respond to human needs; and facilitate communication within the community.
701 Andrew Jackson Way
Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 536-2401

Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO)

JCCEO provides comprehensive social and child development services to the low-income citizens of the Jefferson County, Alabama community. Their goal is to reduce poverty by assisting families and individuals to meet current needs and to become self-sufficient through the effective, flexible and innovative use of all available resources.

300 8th Avenue, West
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 327-7500

The North Alabama Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

The North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church endorses various projects, agencies, organizations and/or institutions as partners in mission in ministry.

The United Methodist Center 
898 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 226-7955


Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a support group for families with members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender.  The group works to provide information that will challenge stereotypes and myths concerning LGBTQ communities in the hopes of promoting healthier family environments for LGBTQ individuals.  

Birmingham Unitarian Universalist Church
4300 Hampton Heights Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209

(205) 591-0528

Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley

The Mission Division (Division Members) is to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by identifying and responding to human hurts and hopes; interpreting and promoting the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), involving and inspiring all people of the Presbytery to share in Christ’s ministry of peace and justice, supporting current local and international mission efforts of the Presbytery, and celebrating and discerning the Holy Spirit’s prompting on behalf of the Division.

3603 Lorna Road
Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 978-0320

Southern Poverty Law Center Teaching Tolerance 

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit organization that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education, litigation and advocacy. 

400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 956-8200

UAB Center for Urban Affairs

The UAB Center for Urban Affairs enables public and private sector organizations to enhance the livability of urban communities by providing research, technical assistance and policy analysis.

1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294
(205) 934-3500