Family Connection is a multi-service non-profit agency providing services for children, youth and families in Shelby County and the Greater Birmingham Metro area of Alabama. Our mission is to strengthen communities by building strong youth and families.Through a variety of programs, Family Connection is dedicated to building positive futures for the community's most vulnerable children, youth and families.
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FAMILY CONNECTION IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR WHAT
WE DO BEST...HELPING YOUTH
2014 Golf "Fore" Homeless Youth Sponsors
THANK YOU to these fine folks who are sponsoring our Golf "Fore" Homeless Youth benefitting Family Connection:
National Safe Place Week
Family Connection Safe Place Coordinator, Laura Junkins, received a Proclamation from Mayor Gary Ivey designating March 16-22, 2014 as National Safe Place Week. Safe Place brings together businesses and volunteers to provide immediate help and safety to teens facing abuse, neglect, bullying or other crisis situations. Thanks to Mayor Ivey and the Hoover City Council for their support. Family Connection's Safe Place program began in Hoover in 1993.
Brandi Horton Recognized by the University of Montevallo
So proud of Family Connection's Residential Program Director, Brandi Horton. Brandi was named Outstanding Practicum Agency Instructor of the Year 2014 by the University of Montevallo. Congratulations - well deserved!
Runaway and Homeless Youth
Family Connection is committed to protecting runaway and homeless youth and, whenever possible, reuniting them with their families. We provide young people the resources they need to get off the streets and stabilize their lives. Family Connection provides safe and appropriate short-term emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Other services include food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care.
TXT 4 HELP
TXT 4 HELP helps teens connect to the closest location where they can get immediate help and safety. If you are a young person under 18 years of age and need help, text SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866. You will receive a text back with the address of the nearest Safe Place site and contact number for Family Connection. You can respond to the text with "reply with 2CHAT for more help." Once you reply you'll be connected with a professional.
Are you a runaway needing help?
Help is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week