• 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

    Janice M. Tyson

    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

  • Achievements

    Truly a blessing from The Worship Center Family. God is awesome! Thanks Elder Van and Dr. Ty Moody and the entire congregation. Children’s Village will continue to keep the doors open thanks to your generosity.

  • Events

    Due to COVID-19, we had to shelve our major fundraisers such as the Cornelius Bennett Celebrity Golf Tournament, Bargain Village and the Founder’s Day Luncheon and, we are definitely feeling the effect of that financial loss. That’s why we’re asking you to help us by making a monthly or one-time contribution to Children’s Village. Your contribution will help us as we adapt to the ever-changing circumstances we face in these uncertain and difficult times.

  • How To Help

    You may mail your donation to our office:

    Children’s Village, Inc.

    P. O. Box 110501

    Birmingham, AL 35211

    Checks should be made payable to Children’s Village, Inc. You may designate your gift to be in honor of or in memoriam of someone. Just let us know to whom and where we should send the acknowledgement card. All donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.

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    No amount is too small. It will add all up! Please sign up and invite your friends to support Children’s Village, Inc., during this Season of Giving.

  • Social Workers

    Children's Village Staff

    Matthew Herring, LMSW

    Boy's Home

    Phone: (205) 925-0221

    Email: village20@bellsouth.net

    LaQawn Byrd, MSW

    Girl's Home


    Email: qawncv@gmail.com


  • Residential Life Specialist

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

    Bennie Bonner

    Herma Davidson

    Maria Lyas

    Patrice Nathan

    Maria Tyson

    Landra Pope

    Tamika Law

    Chelsie Cox

    William Dobbs

    Angela Gates

    Malinda Gates

    Sylvester Williams

  • Tutors

    Lucrista T. Holifield

    Tamra Sykes Ishman

    Cordelia Hutcherson

  • Programs

    Teach Our Children Program

    sponsored by the City of Birmingham - Community Development Block Grant

    Program Guidelines

    HAACP & Wellness Plan

  • Board of Directors-Officers

    Stephen E. Brown, Esq., President

    Candace Williams, Vice President

    Beth Carroll Conwell, Secretary


    Past Presidents

    Dr. Brian Sims

    Richard Margison

    Earlie Simmons

    Judge Abdul Kallon

    Cornelius Bennett/Honorary Board Member


    Board Members

    Kerry Adkins

    Danny Carr, Jefferson County District Attorney

    Debra Cunningham

    Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley, Esq.

    T. Matthew Miller, Esq.

    Derrick A. Mills, Esq.

    Dr. Ty Moody

    Brenda Perryman

    Judge Teresa Pulliam

    Veronica Salary

    Joe Smith

    Emily Studdard

    Glenda Thomas

    Chastity Stevenson Westry

    Junior Board Members

    Kimberly Bell

    Allison Bell

    Wes Blankenship

    Joel Caldwell

    Sharonda Childs

    Brandon Cummings

    Willie Drakeford

    Danielle Files-Secretary

    Christina Griggs

    Mikesha Harvill-President

    Staci Rice Lawrence

    DiNaira Crosby Gilbert, J.D.

    Corissa Lee

    Caris Mitchell

    Dr. Zayauna Patterson

    Demi Pope

    Kierston Wilson Ruffin

    Tericka White Sanders-Treasurer

    Alison Potts Shirley

    Kim Silmon

    Paul Simmons

    Ruben Studdard – Honorary Member

    Brian Topping

    Jai Whitney White-Vice President

    Ryan Wilson

  • 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).

    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.
    Privacy Notice: All information concerning your donations shall be kept strictly confidential. However, we will occasionally show donors based on their level of gift. Should you prefer to make your donations anonymously, please let us know.

  • Contact Us

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