Locate help, government financial aid and assistance in all Alabama cities and counties, including Birmingham and Montgomery. Programs can help pay housing costs, rent, energy bills, mortgages, and offer free health care.
This is Alabama's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that offers quality, low cost health insurance for children who are under the age of 19 and who are residents of Alabama. 1-888-373-5437
The State Department of Senior Services prescription drug assistance program is for senior citizens and it will assist them with receiving free medications from pharmaceutical companies. Find additional ways to get help with medical bills and debts. More. 1-800-243-5463
An insurance program for lower income children and pregnant women. 1-888-373-5437
Alabama Child Caring Program
A healthcare assistance program that is for uninsured teens and children under the age of 19 who are ineligible for SOBRA Medicaid or ALL kids. While there are no monthly premiums to pay, some participants may have to pay minimal fees or co-pays for certain services.
Social Services from Department Human Resources
A number of low income programs are provided. Get help with medical bills, housing/rent, emergency cash payments, and other assistance. Learn more on Alabama public assistance.
Foreclosure Advice and Counseling
Homeowners in many parts of Alabama can receive free legal advice and mortgage assistance. In certain cases attorneys may even be able to deal directly with your lender or bank. Read more.
Also, click here to get information on non-profit housing and foreclosure counseling locations in Alabama. A number of free services are offered to homeowners.
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
The Alabama office of Child Care Subsidy manages the state’s child care program. The goal of this assistance program is to provide Alabama’s lower and moderate income families with access to both quality and affordable child care services so that these families can participate in work, training, and educational activities. This program can help pay for child care related bills and expenses. (334) 242-1310, or more on child care assistance in Alabama.
Debt Reduction and Credit Counseling
Alabama is served by a number of federal government certified credit counseling agencies. The non-profit organizations can help individuals eliminate and consolidate debts, pay off loans, improve credit scores, and much more. Click here.
Legal Services of Alabama offers free legal advice and counseling for civil cases. The organization has volunteer attorneys that will work closely with individuals to ensure they have full access to legal representation. Learn more.
Family Assistance Program
Provides financial assistance and grants to families to help them meet basic needs. It focuses on families with a dependent child under age 18 or age 19 if the student is a full time student in a secondary school, such as a vocational school or taking technical training. It supports families whose income and resources do not meet state standards. (334) 242-1773
Food Stamp Program
The goal is to end hunger and also to improve nutrition by providing monthly food benefits to eligible lower income households. Cash aid and grants are meant to help families buy the food they need for good health. (334) 242-1310
Energy Company Assistance Programs
Utility companies that operate in Alabama provide customers with grants and weatherization services. Get information on Alabama energy bill assistance programs.
Financial and Emergency Assistance
A number of resources, including counseling, rental assistance and limited amounts of cash, may be provided by the Salvation Army to those who need help with basic needs. The charity organization has several locations across Alabama. Read more Alabama Salvation Army.
Job Training, Government Grants, and Case Management in Alabama
A number of community action agencies can help low income families and people faced with a crisis. Counselors can help them look for jobs, apply for grants for paying bills, and offer other support. More details.
Unemployed residents and individuals looking to gain new skills can receive assistance from the state. Career counselors provide free referrals, help clients register for training, and offer several other employment services. Read job training in Alabama.
Community Clinics in Alabama
Find a listing of free community clinics that low income and people with limited insurance or who lack health insurance can turn to for free medical care. Click here.
Medical bill assistance and health care resources are also offered for uninsured families in Alabama. The state and non-profit partners offer health care screenings, check ups, assistance for children, medications and more. Learn more.
Lifeline Telephone Discounts
The state and FCC provide help with phone bills, in the form of a discount, to low income families and the working poor. There may also be assistance for paying connection fees. Continue reading.
Homeless Programs and Eviction Assistance
Funding from HUD and the Continuum of Care is available in Alabama. Non-profits will offer free legal support to tenants, emergency funds to pay rent to stop an eviction, as well as security deposits for a new low income home or apartment. More on Alabama eviction prevention and homeless assistance.
Alabama low income residents can get a portion of their rent paid from Housing and Urban Development section 8 housing vouchers. Additional services may be case management, self-sufficiency and other support, including for disabled individuals and lower income elderly. Click more information.
Help for Disability in Alabama
The state offers assistance for residents with a disability. Financial aid can help low income individuals with needs such as housing, food, or utilities. Several departments coordinate home care, vocational training, and offer respite services as well. More on disability benefits in Alabama.
Dental Centers and Care
There are several non-profit and/or government funded clinics that specialize in dental care. Get cleanings, check ups, and other services and much more from Alabama dental clinics.
Food Pantries and Banks
Get free or low cost food, groceries, perishable items and more from food banks that are located around the state. More on Alabama food banks.
Help for Seniors
Adults over 55 years of age, the elderly, and senior citizens can receive assistance. Alabama programs can help with medical care and bills, food, prescriptions, and other needs specific to seniors. More Alabama Agency on Aging resources are offered as well.
Alabama Energy Bill Assistance Programs
The low income, elderly, disabled, and others facing a hardship may be able to qualify for help paying utility bills. The energy companies that operate in the state all offer some form of financial assistance or cash grants. Learn more.
Autauga County (Prattville)
Baldwin County (Bay Minette)
Barbour County (Clayton)
Bibb County (Centreville)
Blount County (Oneonta)
Bullock County (Union Springs)
Butler County (Greenville)
Calhoun County (Anniston)
Cherokee County (Centre)
Clarke County (Grove Hill)
Coffee County (Elba)
Colbert County (Tuscumbia)
Conecuh County (Evergreen)
Covington County (Andalusia)
Crenshaw County (Luverne)
Dale County (Ozark)
De Kalb (Fort Payne)
Elmore County (Wetumpka)
Escambia County (Brewton)
Etowah County (Gadsden)
Greene County (Eutaw)
Hale County (Greensboro)
Houston County (Dothan)
Jackson County (Scottsboro)
Jefferson County (Birmingham)
Lamar County (Vernon)
Lauderdale County (Florence)
Lee County (Opelika)
Lowndes County (Hayneville)
Madison County (Huntsville)
Marion County (Hamilton)
Marshall County (Guntersville)
Monroe County (Monroeville)
Morgan County (Decatur)
Pike County (Troy)
Russell County (Phenix City)
Shelby County (Columbiana)
St. Clair County (Ashville and Pell City)
Talladega County (Talladega)
Walker County (Jasper)
Washington County (Chatom)
Wilcox County (Camden)
Winston County (Double Springs)
Project SHARE is funded by electric utility customers and utility companies. Customers donate through their monthly electric bills. The organization operates throughout the year and it helps disabled persons, senior citizens, and those on fixed or low incomes.
Provides aid and assistance to Alabama residents who do not qualify for the LIHEAP program. Decisions about who receive grants and aid from the Operation Warm fund are based on income and necessary expenses, such as medications and utility bills.