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.
Children's Village Staff
Residential Life Specialist
House parents can be reached at (205)-925-0082
Lucrista T. Holifield
Tamra Sykes Ishman
Board of Directors-Officers
Audrey Channell, Esq., President
Stephen E. Brown, Esq., Vice President
Candace Williams, Secretary
Immediate Past Chairpersons
Dr. Brian Sims
Judge Abdul Kallon
Cornelius Bennett/Honorary Board Member
Danny Carr, Jefferson County District Attorney
Beth Carroll Conwell
Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley, Esq.
T. Matthew Miller, Esq.
Derrick A. Mills, Esq.
Dr. Ty Moody
Judge Teresa Pulliam
Chastity Stevenson Westry
Junior Board Members
Staci Rice Lawrence
DiNaira Crosby Gilbert, J.D.
Dr. Zayauna Patterson
Kierston Wilson Ruffin
Tericka White Sanders-Treasurer
Alison Potts Shirley
Ruben Studdard – Honorary Member
Jai Whitney White-Vice President
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)
2018 Golf Tournament