• Love Lives Here

    The beginning of something new

    Our Story

    Children's Village

    In about 1950, a young boy who knew nothing of his father and had been deserted by his mother was picked up by a police officer in North Birmingham. Because no facilities existed that could provide him with care, he was placed in the city jail.

    Through her connection with the Children's Aid Society, Mrs. B.G. King became aware of this little boy's plight. She quickly spread the word and was encouraged by her associates to begin creating a facility to house such children. As the president, Mrs. King solicited the help and support of what was then "The Birmingham Baptist Minister's Wives Study Club" and began working towards the creation of what is now Children's Village.

    Mr. Howard Long, an acquaintance of Mrs. King's husband, Rev. B.G. King, allowed the Study Club to take over the balance of payments on 5 1/4 acres of land he owned. In January 1959, the Study Club paid off the balance on the land, became incorporated, and began raising money to build a home for displaced children. After the Study Club changed its name to the Baptist Minister's Wives, Inc. they broke ground on the facility on August 8, 1967. Construction was complete in 1970.

    Children's Village Inc. was incorporated on May 26, 1967, but "the village" officially opened it's doors to deserving children in 1970. Currently, the Village has one house for boys and one for girls and is still located at 2001 18th Street Southwest, Birmingham, Alabama.


    Licensed by the State of Alabama, Children's Village is a Non-Profit Organization which operates as a group home providing loving, quality care to neglected and abused children between the ages of 6 and 18. While children across the state are welcome here, the Village serves as the only long term placement facility for children in Jefferson County and the only group home that welcomes both girls and boys-making it possible for siblings to stay together. Beyond providing a loving stable home to these children, the Village also provides activities and services aimed at ensuring these children's total development.


    The goal of Children's Village is to build a strong sense of self-worth and a positive self-image in the deserving children who call the Village home. Love lives here... 24 hours a day 365 days a year!


  • Administrative Staff

    Children's Village Staff

    Sharon D. Bolden

    Executive Director

    Phone: (205) 925-0074

    Email: village6@bellsouth.net

    Connie Payne

    Project Manager

    Phone: (205) 925-0082

    Email: village7@bellsouth.net

    Linda Beverly

    Assistant Homes Manager

    Phone: (205) 925-0037

    Kathy Elom

    Homes/Office Manager

    Phone: (205) 925-0037

    Email: village11@bellsouth.net

    Barbara Wallce-Edwards

    Community Engagement Director

    Phone: (205) 616-4361

    Email: village4@bellsouth.net

  • Social Workers

    Children's Village Staff

    Matthew Herring, LGSW

    Boy's Home

    Phone: (205) 925-0221

    Email: village20@bellsouth.net

    Quashaunda Nelson, MSW

    Girl's Home

    Phone: (205) 925-0037

    Email: village21@bellsouth.net

    Julia McGraw

    Medicaid Billing Specialist


    April Calvin

    Licensed Counselor

  • House Parents

    House parents can be reached at (205)-925-0082

    Bennie Bonner

    Sandra Brooks

    Herma Elliot

    Robert Guice

    Haley Lewis Jr.

    Patrice Nathan

    Lorraine Smith

    Janice Tyson

    Maria Tyson

    Lucretia Pitts

  • Programs


    Cordelia Hutcherson

    Program Guidelines

    HAACP & Wellness Plan

  • Board of Directors

    Brian Sims, M.D.-Chairman

    University of Alabama-Birmingham

    Neonatologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Cell Biology


    Richard Margison- Past Chairman

    University of Alabama-Birmingham

    Vice President, Financial Affairs and Administration


    Jessica Drennan, Esq.-Secretary

    Kirk Drennan Law-Attorney


    Bernard Mays, Jr., CPA-Treasure

    University of Alabama-Birmingham-Assistant Controller


    Kerry Adkins

    President/Owner- OnTime Electric


    Cornelius Bennett (Honorary)

    Former National Football League Player


    Anthony Broach

    United Parcel Service-Operations Supervisor


    Michelle Brown

    Community Activist


    Stephen Brown, Esq.

    Bressler. Amery & Ross-Attorney


    Audrey Channell, Esq.

    Community Activist


    Elizabeth "Liz" Huntley, Esq.

    Lighfoot, Franklin & White-Attorney

    Judge Abdul Kallon (Past Chairman)

    United States District Judge for the Nothern District of Alabama


    Matthew T. "Matt" Miller, Esq.

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings-Attorney


    Derrick A. Mills, Esq.

    Marsh, Rickard & Bryan-Attorney


    Judge Teresa Pulliam

    Criminal Circuit Court Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit for Jefferson County, Alabama


    Veronica Salary

    Miles College


    Alan Sconiers

    Community Activist


    Erica Sheffield. Esq.

    Honda Manufacturing of Alabama-Counsel in Corporate Services Division


    Earlie Simmons- Immediate Past Chairwoman

    EMC Insurance Company (Retired)


    Emily Studdard

    Jefferson County, Alabama School System-Teacher (Retired)


    Chastity Stevenson Westry

    PepsiCo, Frito-Lay North America


    Candace Williams

    Alabama Power

    Junior Board Members

    Alison Bell (Secretary)

    United Way-Community Engagement Specialist


    Kimberly Bell, Esq.

    Balch & Bingham LLP-Attorney


    Sharonda Childs

    Burr & Foreman, LLP-Attorney


    Marlena Cummings, Esq.

    United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama-Staff Attorney


    Marchello Gray, Esq.

    Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC-Attorney


    Denetra Hartzog, Esq.

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP-Attorney


    Ambria Lankford, Esq. (President)

    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP-Attorney

    Brandon Ponds (Treasure)

    Surgical Care Affiliates-Financial Analyst


    Danielle Powell, M.D.

    University of Alabama-Birmigham

    Assistant Professor Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


    Randretta Rincher

    Alagasco-Contact Center manager


    Brain Toppin

    New Pilgrim Federal Credit Union-Credit Union Manager


    Ryan Wilson, Esq.

    Porterfield Harper Mills Motlow & Ireland, P.A.-Attorney


    Donnie Winningham, Esq.

    Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.-Attorney


    Dana "Woo" Woodruff

    Summit Media WBHJ 95.7 JAMZ-Radio Personality

  • Cornelius "Biscuit" Bennett 7th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament
    Children's Village, Inc.

    Monday June 26, 2017 at Greystone Golf & Country Club

    Children's Village Inc. is a loving and Christian residential group home located in the western section of Birmingham, Alabama, that serves as the home environment to eighteen beautiful children...most of whom were homeless, facing abuse, abandonment, and neglect prior to coming to live at the Village. The home has provided guidance, educational and enrichment opportunities, positive social relationships, and participation in community activities for children. This very worthwhile organization has relied on government assistance and private and public funding in order to operate efficiently. However, reductions in government funding has threatened the effectiveness of our organizations operations. Once Mr Cornelius Bennett learned of potential reductions in government funding, he committed his support for the children. As a result, the Cornelius "Biscuit" Bennett Celebrity Golf Tournament was born...and is now in it's seventh year of existence. Now, we ask you to join Mr. Bennett, who is also a Children's Village Inc. Honorary Board Member, in supporting this most worthy fundraising effort!


    Click here to download form

  • Registration Form

    7th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament
    Children's Village, Inc.

  • Be Someone's Hero

    Children's Village could not improve the lives of young people without your help, and we offer many avenues for you to get involved. From monthly donations to shopping online, your support has a lasting impact on those who cannot help themselves.
    No donation is too small, and all donations are tax deductible.
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