Changed Lives Christian Center - Birmingham, AL
Changed Lives Christian Center (CLCC) is a faith based ministry that offers transitional housing for men who are on their way to recover from homelessness, whether from the economic recession or other personal issues. CLCC aims to do more than manage the homeless by feeding and sheltering them overnight or for a short time. The mission of Changed Lives is to take human beings who are presently homeless and weave them back into the fabric of productive society. The center currently houses men for up to two years, providing a mailing address, getting Social Security cards and/or drivers licenses if needed, offering medical and dental care, teaching life skills and helping them find jobs. Residents have savings accounts, learn personal financial management and pay monthly rent to live at CLCC.
Changed Lives Christian Center is an outgrowth of THE NEST, a ministry that has been working with homeless people living on the streets and under the interstates for several years. Changed Lives Christian Center has been endorsed by the City of Birmingham, Operation New Birmingham and numerous community and neighborhood associations. CLCC will play a huge role in meeting the goals of Birmingham’s 10-year Plan to Prevent and End Chronic Homelessness. Those involved with this ministry anticipate a significant positive impact in decreasing chronic homelessness in Birmingham.
How you can help CLCC?
1) Set up a Bible Study
2) Daily Volunteers to answer the phone, prepare lunch when needed and help with administrative duties.
3) Gather your church group of a couple of friends and prepare a Dinner for the Residents
4) Offer to Drive men to or from work during the week. We provide the vehicles and the gas, just need your time.
5) Organize a Drive – we offer the Residents (3) meals a day
- Bottled water
- Canned Items