• About Us

    The beginning of something new

    Mission & History

    Children’s Village, Inc. provides a home that allows our children to grow and develop in all areas of their lives. We provide a “family unit” for children that have been orphaned, abused, neglected or have broken family relationships. This is accomplished by providing them with unconditional love, a spiritual foundation and positive parental guidance. Educational and enrichment programs are provided, and we encourage positive social relationships and community activities.

    For 50 years, Children’s Village, Inc. has provided shelter, food and clothing to Alabama’s abandoned, abused and neglected children. We are located in the southwestern area of Birmingham, Alabama, and presently have two houses in which we house ten boys and eight girls from the ages 6-18. We are the only facility in Jefferson County that can accept male and female siblings and, as a result, have been able to keep sibling groups together


    Faith “we have a strong foundation”

    Family Unity “we are a family”

    Commitment “we keep our promises”

    Accountability “we are here for the children”

    Transitional Living Home

    We recently acquired a third home that is adjacent to our existing properties. We plan to develop this property into a Transitional Home for children aging out of the foster care system. This recently acquired property is in need of repairs before it can become operational.

  • 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


    Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Bobby Humphrey spent many fall Saturdays working as a concession vendor during University of Alabama football games at Legion Field. He had dreams of playing for the Crimson Tide and his dream came true in 1985. After piling up 7,000 total career yards at Glenn High School, he received a scholarship to UA and became one of America’s top collegiate running backs.


    The 6’2” 190-pound halfback set many University of Alabama Football career records during his tenure there. Some included: Most 100-yard and 200-yard games, most kicks returned, most yards returned, and all-purpose yards. He earned All-American honors during his sophomore and junior years in addition to being named to the All-SEC teams those years. He was later named to the Alabama All-Century and Team of the 1980’s Decade. Bobby was also a candidate for the Heisman trophy during his junior year.


    After an injury that sidetracked his senior year, Bobby decided to enter in the NFL draft. In 1989, he was chosen by the Denver Broncos during the first round of the supplement draft. In his rookie year, Bobby became the first Bronco rookie running back in franchise history to rush for more than 1,000 yards. He was rewarded for his tremendous efforts during the 1989-1990 season with a trip to the Super Bowl and was the AFL Conference Rookie of the Year. The following year he was selected to the All-Pro Team and a trip to Hawaii for The Pro Bowl. In 1992, he signed with the Miami Dolphins and in his first year with the Dolphins, Bobby was the team’s leading receiver.

    9th Annual Founders Day Luncheon

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    11:30 am


    Event Address:

    The Club

    1 Robert S. Smith Drive

    Birmingham, Ala 35209

  • Classic Day Party

    Presented by Cigar Men of Distinction

    Benefiting Children's Village

    Sunday, October 22nd 2pm-7pm

  • 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



    Audrey Channell, Esq.-Co-Chair



    Jessica Drennan, Esq.-Secretary



    Bernard Mays, Jr. -Treasurer



    Jessica Drennan, Esq.-Secretary

    Past Chairpersons

    Richard Margison

    Earlie Simmons

    Judge Abdul Kallon


    Honorary Board Member

    Cornelius Bennett

    Board Members

    Kerry Adkins

    Anthony Broach

    Michelle Brown

    Stephen Brown, Esq.

    Elizabeth "Liz" Huntley, Esq.

    T. Matthew Miller, Esq.

    Derrick A. Mills, Esq.

    Judge Teresa Pulliam

    Veronica Salary

    Alan Sconiers

    Erica Sheffield, Esq.

    Emily Studdard

    Chastity Stevenson Westry

    Candace Williams

  • The Awesome Foundation-Birmingham, awarded Children's Village, Inc, with their Awesome Grant for August 2017. Pictured above: Pat Collier (Ambassador), Chastity Stevenson Westry (Board of Director), Barbara Wallace Edwards (Children's Village Community Engagement Coordinator), Max Rykov (Awesome Foundation-Birmingham, and Delisa Pope Mitchell (President of Children's Village Ambassadors).

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    Children's Village, Inc. was awarded the 2017 Award of Excellence for Community Service from the Birmingham Community Policing, and Revitalization department.

    Pictured: Pat Collier (Ambassador), Councilor Shelia Tyson, Barbara Wallace Edwards (Children's Village Community Engagement Coordinator)

  • 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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