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Walker County assistance programs.

Financial resources for bills such as rent and energy

Jasper Area Family Service Center is a leading non-profit organization for families and individuals in the greater Walker County Alabama area.

New parents can get counseling and information from a program known as Baby Talk. It is an advocacy program for new parents or those of small children. Another similar offering is Parent Project, which also provides advice, support, and intervention techniques. A solution known as Fatherhood Initiatives is available too. It will assist non-custodial parents by teaching them and practicing with them skills to improve their ability to meet financial obligations.

The Family Service Center Second Opportunity System is offered for out-of-school youth who are under the age of 21. It can provide them with job training, education, GED instruction, counseling, mentoring, and job placement/career assessment for the Walker County region.

More job programs are offered by Employment Prep Services. These are held quarterly and are for JOBS participants and others in the general public with kids under 19.

Information and referrals are offered to financial assistance and public aid in Alabama. For example, learn about food stamps or low income energy bill assistance. Read more.

The Jasper Area Family Service Center is located at 2209 Delaware Avenue. Call (205) 387-0511.

Walker County Service Center and the American Red Cross run the Project Share energy assistance program. It can assist the elderly, qualified head of the households, and unemployed, disabled individuals. Assistance is offered for paying utility, cooling and electric bills. 1101 Viking Drive, Jasper, AL 35501. Call (205) 387-1478.

Mission Of Hope is a food pantry for the community. They will do their best to provide emergency food and groceries. The center is at 2438 Sharon Boulevard, Dora, Alabama 35062. Call (205) 647-4766




Salvation Army of Walker County runs numerous social services for the community. This includes, but it not limited to the following. A food pantry, thrift store, and canteen provide groceries and more. Apply for assistance with prescription medicines and also get vouchers in times of need. Seasonal aid is offered from Christmas and Back to School programs for children. A shelter is offered as well as transportation assistance to the housing units, as needed. Call the Jasper location at (205) 221-7737.

Capstone Rural Health Center is a community clinic for the Walker County Alabama area. It provides variable rate and maybe even free primary health care. This can include immunizations, basic check ups, screenings, sport/HeadStart physicals, medications, and even drug screening for employment. 5947 Highway 269, Parrish, AL 35580. Call (206) 686-5113 for intake.

Walker County Community Action Agency is one of the leading non-profits. It is part of the nationwide, anti-poverty fighting community action council. A summary of the services offered include the following.

The LIHEAP utility program can provide Energy Assistance, including help in a crisis. Cash grants and funds can assist low-income and working poor families with paying for their heating/cooling needs.

Basic needs are offered from a clothing closet. This offers free items, clothes, and personal goods for families and individuals in the community. An Emergency Food Program can offer vouchers that can be used to pay for groceries.




Senior assistance programs can include, but are not limited to, food stamps, basic computer training classes, outreach assistance programs, and even telephone assistance.

A Career/Job Readiness Program is offered in Walker County Alabama, including participation with the Workforce Investment Act. The community action agency can assist with job search, basic computer training, and resume building. Learn how to increase your income or find a new job. Click here.

Credit and budgeting programs can assists low-income families with basic budgeting classes, credit repair and maintaining budgets.

The agency is located at 644 19th Street West, Jasper, AL 35502. Call (205) 221-4010 for information.

Organized Community Action Program provides support in Walker County too. The services include Head Start or other resources funded by government grants, such as LIHEAP for utility bills as well as rental assistance from the emergency food and shelter program. However most of the assistance in Jasper and the region involves case management and employment type assistance. Find more details.



By Jon McNamara


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