The Parent Assistance Line (PAL)
1-866-962-3030 (calls are free and confidential).
PAL is designed to provide helpful assistance and information to moms, dads, grandparents, and relatives whose children are ages birth through adolescence. They will listen to you, offer helpful information and support. Callers can also request free literature about their specific parenting concerns.
Parent Resource Specialists are available from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. PAL is designed to provide helpful assistance and information to moms, dads, grandparents, and relatives whose children are ages birth through adolescence. They will listen to you, offer helpful information and support. Callers can also request free literature about their specific parenting concerns.
Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)
205-638-PIRC (7472) (calls are free and confidential)
Call for assistance in navigating the mental health system for children and teens.
Boys Town National Hotline
A crisis, resource, and referral number for KIDS and PARENTS available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Topics covered: depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, parenting problems, stress and anxiety, abuse, anger problems, school problems, bullying, peer pressure, chemical dependency.
ParentFurther is an online resource to help families strengthen relationships through shared activities. Family relationships provide the foundation from which young people can develop the motivation and skills to overcome challenges and thrive.
Crisis Center Birmingham
The Crisis Center Birmingham is a crisis line that offers trained telephone counselors to help with problems such as assistance with basic needs, such as food and shelter, friendships, relationships, family issues, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual issues, depression, anger, loneliness, suicide, health issues, divorce…no concern is off-limits. There are also services for seniors, teens, and children. Services the Crisis Center offers:
- 2-1-1 – Community Referral Line – United Way of Central Alabama
An information and referral line offering information on food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, senior services and more. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7.
- Crisis and Suicide Line
24-hour/7 day per week telephone crisis counseling, information, referrals and crisis intervention to callers.
- U-Talk for Teens
Assists teens in problem-solving. Because adolescents are less likely to ask for help the program assures confidentiality and anonymity, providing a non-threatening way to reach out for help.
U-Talk for Kids: provides trained para-professional counselors to assist children in need.
- Rape Response
Offers hospital visits, phone, face-to-face counseling, educational outreach, group support, and court assistance.
- Senior Talk
A free telephone reassurance service for senior citizens, their caregivers, retirees, and widowed persons, grandparents and others who might find comfort in having a counselor call them on a regular basis to talk. Senior clients are encouraged to talk about anything that is of interest or concern to them. This program is designed to reduce social isolation. We understand that sometimes it just helps to have someone to talk with, someone who will listen…and care.
Family Guidance Center of Alabama
Offers individual, marital, family, child/adolescent counseling, computer classes, parenting education group counseling, job readiness and more.
The Adolescent Health Center of Children’s of Alabama
For an appointment: 205-939-9141
Primary care and sub-specialty consultation for teens ages 11-21. Services include: comprehensive health assessment, care of acute illness and minor trauma, immunizations, family planning, acne management, prevention and management of STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), evaluation of menstrual disorders, eating disorders clinic, adolescent nutrition clinic (sports nutrition, weight management, healthy eating, anemia/elevated blood lipid levels), and sports physicals.
The Amelia Center
At the Amelia Center, a compassionate and caring group of professional grief counselors and support staff provide counseling and support to parents, children, young adults and families grieving the death of a child.
Offers family counseling, financial counseling, and foster care.