Service Partnerships

Adult Literacy

AL Army National Guard

Street: 1422 10th Ave.
City: Tuscaloosa
State: Alabama
Zipcode: 35401
Contact Person: Sgt. Frank N. Rogers
Phone: 205-657-2532
Fax: 205-758-0291 frank.n.rogers@us.army.mil

Website
GED Plus Program free upon enlistment in the AL Army National Guard

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
State website: www.aces.edu

Bibb County:

Matthew D. Hartzell County Extension Coordinator
175 SW Davidson Dr.
Centreville, AL 35042
Phone: (205) 926-4310
Fax: (205) 926-5114
mdh0007@aces.edu

Fayette County:

County Extension Coordinator
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: (205) 932-8941
Fax: (205) 932-5718

Greene County:

Lovie B. Parks
County Extension Coordinator
107 Harris Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3401
Fax: (205) 372-0483
burrell@aces.edu

Hale County:

Tyrone Smith
County Extension Coordinator Hale County Ag Extension Center
701 Hall St.
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: (334) 624-8710
Fax: (334) 624-8807
smitht5@aces.edu

Lamar County:

Mac D. Washington
County Extension Coordinator
281 Columbus Ave. Vernon, AL 35592-0567
Phone: (205) 695-7139
Fax: (205) 695-0439
washimd@aces.edu

Perry County:

Katrina L. Easley
County Extension Coordinator
1710 S. Washington St., Suite 107
Marion, AL 36756
Phone: (334) 683-6888
Fax: (334) 683-9112
easlekl@aces.edu

Pickens County:

Patti Presley-Fuller
County Extension Coordinator Service Center Bldg.
155 Reform St., Rm 300
Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: (205) 367-8148
Fax: (205) 367-927
preslpa@aces.edu

Sumter County:

Willie H. Lampley
County Extension Coordinator
106 Hospital Drive
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-9501
Fax: (205) 652-7487
lamplwh@aces.edu

Tuscaloosa County:

Denise Shirley
County Extension Coordinator
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa Co. Courthouse Annex
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-4630
Fax: (205) 752-2349
shirldr@aces.edu
Services Provided: 4 H and Youth Development activities, Workforce and Career Education, Health Education, Financial Education

AL Dept. of Rehabilitation Services
Executive Director: Carey Boswell
Referral Contact: Lisa Alford
Physical Address: 1305 James I. Harrison, Jr. Pkwy. E. Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer 1610
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Phone: 205-554-1300
Fax: 205-554-1369
Email: lisa.alford@rehab.alabama.gov; craig.akin@rehab.alabama.gov (serves Perry Co. from Selma office)
Website: www.rehab.state.al.us.

Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 5pm

Services Provided Include: VRS helps Alabamians with disabilities achieve independence through employment and training & also helps students in middle schools – college with educational opportunities.
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa, Hale, Green, Pickens, Sumter, Bibb, Fayette, Lamar
Cost & Eligibility: To be eligible must have a physical or mental impairment that is a substantial impediment to employment & service must benefit need in terms of going to work. Cost- Varies according to needs.

Bethel Baptist Church
Executive Director: Schmitt Moore, Pastor
Referral Contact: Tommy Woods
Address: 3003 25th Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-758-2108
Email:
Website: www.bethelbaptisttus.com
Days and Hours of Operation:
Services Provided: Expelled Students Ministry, GED Prep
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa

Bevill State Community College Adult Education
Address: 2631 Temple Avenue North City Fayette, Alabama 35555
Contact Person: Nancy McDonald
Email: nmcdonald@bscc.edu
Phone: 1-800-648-3271 (ext. 5673), 205-695-8224 Fax: 205-695-8224
Website www.bscc.edu
Services Provided: Adult Literacy-Academic Remediation- GED & college preparation/ Pre-employment training & skills and Workforce Development
Counties Served: Fayette, Lamar, Pickens

Brent-Centreville Public Library
Contact: Tracy Griffin
Address: 20 Library Street, Centreville, AL 35042-1322
Phone: 205 926 4736
Email: bcpl@bellsouth.net
County: Bibb
Services Provided: Literacy classes offered through the Bibb Board of Education – Adult Education

Easter Seals West Alabama
Executive Director: Ronny Johnston
Contact: Renee McMullen
Physical Address: 1110 Dr. Edward Hillard Dr.Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Mailing Address:.PO Box 2817 East Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Phone: 205-759-1211, 759-1211, Ext. 262
Fax: 205-349-1162
Email: rmcmullen@eswaweb.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided Include: Works with out-of school youth 16-21 years old. GED & job placement
Cost & Eligibility: Low Income

Fayette County Memorial Library
Contact: Jessica Crowe, Director
Email: jessie@fcml.org
Address: 326 Temple Avenue North, Fayette, AL 35555-2383
Phone: 205 932 6625. 205.904.8272
www.fcml.org
County: Fayette

First Baptist Church-Tuscaloosa
Contact: Vial Fontenot, Minister of Missions & Ministry
Address: 721 Greensboro Ave Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-345-7554
Email: vial@fbctuscaloosa.org
Website: firsttuscaloosa.org
Services Provided: ESL free conversational English classes. They are taught by certified volunteers through the International Ministry of First Baptist Tuscaloosa. All classes meet in the basement of First Baptist’s main building, beneath the Chapel and Sanctuary.
Transportation : Provided Thursday mornings.
Childcare provided.

Hale County Library
Contact: Carolyn Hemstreet
Address: 1103 Main Street, PO Box 399 Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: 334 624 3409
Email: halecountylibrary@bellsouth.net
County: Hale
Services provided: Used to have tutors, they have some space. They have some old audiotapes on learning to read as well as a HERO program/GED

HERO (Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization)
Executive Director: Pam Dorr
1120 Main Street Greensboro, AL 36744
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: 334-624-0842 Fax: 334-624-8841
Email: pam@herohousing.org caretta@herohousing.org
Days and Hours of Operation:
M-F, Call for Appointment
Services provided: HERO works as a catalyst for community development in areas of the Alabama Black Belt to end rural poverty. As a non-profit housing resource center, HERO provides community resources and housing education.

Mary Wallace Cobb Memorial Library
Contact: Amanda Bravo
Address: 110 First Ave. W., PO BOX 357, Vernon, AL 35592 – 5032
Phone: 205 695 6123
Email: library@vernonal.org
County: Lamar
Services: Weekly story time, summer reading program, AERN, Homework of Alabama, tutoring for all, online library, GED and ACT preparation assistance, free library cards for the blind and handicapped, assistance with job applications

Pickens County Family Resource Center
Contact: Laura Cummings
Address: 514 10th Ave. SW Reform, AL 35481
Phone: 205-367-9382 Fax: 205-367-2173
Email: cummings.pcfrc@nctv.com
Services Provided: resources for families, adult literacy

Ruth Holliman Public Library
Contact: Melba Hollingsworth
Address: 287 Main Street, PO Box 336, Gordo, AL 35466 – 0336
Phone: 205 364 7148
Email: justbooksmelba@gmail.com
County: Pickens
Services: PROJECT READ books, general use of library, public computers.

Shelton State Community College/Adult Education
Executive Director: Phillip Johnson
Referral Contact: Phillip Johnson, Director, 205-391-2665, pjohnson@sheltonstate.edu; Curtis Coleman, Bibb, Green, Hale, Sumter Counties, 205-391-2664, ccoleman@sheltonstate.edu; Kristen Bobo, Tuscaloosa County and GED Online, 205-391-2638, kbobo@sheltonstate.edu
Address: 3401 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-391-2662 Fax: 205-391-2669
Email: ged@sheltonstate.edu
Website: www.sheltonstate.edu
Days and Hours of Operation: M-Th, 7:30 am-6 pm; F, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Services Provided Include: GED preparation, Career Readiness Certificate preparation, academic skills improvement, English Second Language classes, & Project Literacy reading tutoring
Counties Served: Bibb, Greene, Hale, Sumter, & Tuscaloosa
Cost & Eligibility: Services are provided at no cost to learners Adults 18 and older (17 year olds who have officially withdrawn from school)

Shelton State Project Literacy
Executive Director: Phillip Johnson
Referral Contact:
Address: 3401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-391-2671 Fax: 205-391-2669
Email: pjohnson@sheltonstate.edu
Website: www.sheltonstate.edu
Days and Hours of Operation: M-T, 10:00-3:00 W, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Services Provided Include: Plus Tuscaloosa has 3 goals: to raise awareness of the problems of adult functional illiteracy, to recruit & train volunteer reading tutors, & to encourage participation of those who need help reading
Cost & Eligibility: None

County: Lamar
Services: Have had tutors for homework help for HS students. School-aged kids get assistance next door at a church. Open computer lab, books, color coding for AR reading levels.
Tuscaloosa’s One Place, A Family Resource Center
Executive Director: Amanda Waller
Contact: Brandon Chalmers, Director of Family and Adult Education
Physical Address: 867 Redmont Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40764, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone: 205-462-1000 Fax: 205-462-1001
Email: bchalmers@tuscaloosaoneplace.org
Website: www.tuscaloosaoneplace.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided Include: Comprehensive array of social services including parent education, adult education, marriage/relationships classes, career development, after school program, case nmanagement, intake & assessment.
Counties Served: On site, in consumer homes and in community
Cost & Eligibility: Anyone eligible for services based on program design, most offered free but some on sliding scale
Transportation Available? On bus line

West Blocton Public Library
Contact: Emma Hicks
Address: 62 Walter Owens Drive, PO Box, 292, West Blocton, AL35184 – 0292
Phone: 205 938 3570
Email: wbplibrary@bellsouth.net
County: Bibb
Services: Tutors meet at the library
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After School

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
State website: www.aces.edu

Bibb County:
Matthew D. Hartzell
County Extension Coordinator
175 SW Davidson Dr.
Centreville, AL 35042
Phone: (205) 926-4310
Fax: (205) 926-5114
mdh0007@aces.edu
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Fayette County:
County Extension Coordinator
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: (205) 932-8941
Fax: (205) 932-5718

Greene County:
Lovie B. Parks
County Extension Coordinator
107 Harris Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3401
Fax: (205) 372-0483
burrell@aces.edu

Hale County:
Tyrone Smith
County Extension Coordinator
Hale County Ag Extension Center
701 Hall St.
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: (334) 624-8710
Fax: (334) 624-8807
smitht5@aces.edu

Lamar County:
Mac D. Washington
County Extension Coordinator
281 Columbus Ave.
Vernon, AL 35592-0567
Phone: (205) 695-7139
Fax: (205) 695-0439
washimd@aces.edu

Perry County:
Katrina L. Easley
County Extension Coordinator
1710 S. Washington St., St. 107
Marion, AL 36756
Phone: (334) 683-6888
Fax: (334) 683-9112
easlekl@aces.edu

Pickens County:
Patti Presley-Fuller
County Extension Coordinator
Service Center Bldg.
155 Reform St., Rm 300
Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: (205) 367-8148
Fax: (205) 367-927
preslpa@aces.edu
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Sumter County:
Willie H. Lampley
County Extension Coordinator
106 Hospital Drive
Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: (205) 652-9501
Fax: (205) 652-7487
lamplwh@aces.edu

Tuscaloosa County:
Denise Shirley
County Extension Coordinator
2513 7th Street
Tuscaloosa Co. Courthouse Annex
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-4630
Fax: (205) 752-2349
shirldr@aces.edu
Services Provided: 4 H and Youth Development activities, Workforce and Career Education, Health Education, Financial Education

Boys and Girls Clubs of West Alabama
Executive Director: Tony Bush
Contact: Jaycee Park Unit
2201 Positive Place
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Director, Carolyn Woods
SydneyBGCWA@aol.com

Akron Unit
207 1st Ave S
Akron, AL 35441
(Director position open)

Greensboro Unit
515 Greene Street
Greensboro, AL 36744
Director, Larimee Long
laramielong@yahoo.com

Theo Ratliff Unit
Demopolis, AL
Director, Judy Pritchett
JudyBGCWA@aol.com

Moundville Unit
Director, Hugh Spencer
hugh.spencer@ua.edu

Physical Address: 2201 Positive Place, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Mailing Address: PO Box 40221, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone: 205 553 3879
Email: admin@bgcwestal.org
Website:www.bgcwestal.org
Click here for map
Services Provided: homework help, tutoring, computer training, sports education, mentoring
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa and Hale but can serve any county in West Alabama based on funding.
Cost & Eligibility: $20 membership fee

Center for Rural Family Development
Contact: Lorenzo Primer, Community Coordinator
Address: 836 County Road 131, Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: 205-372-9200
County: Greene
Services: After-school tutoring, Health and Wellness, GED tutoring

Success By 6 (of United Way of West Alabama)
Executive Director: Ruth Gaddis
Referral Contact: Ruth Gaddis or JoAnn Brownlee
Physical Address: 2720 6th St., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2291, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Phone: 205-345-6640 Fax: 205-345-6681
Email: ruth@uwwa.org joann@uwwa.org
Website: www.uwwa.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:30am – 5pm
Services Provided Include: Readiness Calendar, Jump start readiness program, & Dolly Parton Imagination Library Parenting Workshops
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa County
Cost & Eligibility: Free- If Eligible

Sulligent First United Methodist Church
Contact: Mitch Nethery, Pastor
Physical Address: 55100 Hwy 17 Sulligent, AL 35586
Mailing Address: PO Box 216 Sulligent, AL 35586
Phone: 205-698-9625, 205-698-9624
Services Provided: Free after school tutoring for school-aged children.

Sulligent Public Library
Contact: Cathy Collins
Address: 514 Elm Street, PO Box 215, Sulligent, AL, 35586 – 0215
Phone: 205 698 8631
Email: sulligentlibrary@yahoo.com
County: Lamar
Services: Have had tutors for homework help for HS students. School-aged kids get assistance next door at a church.

Tuscaloosa Public Library
Executive Director: Rick Freemon
Physical Address: 1801 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Mailing Address: 1801 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-345-5820 Fax: 205-752-8300
Email: childrens@tuscaloosa-library.org,
Website: www.tuscaloosa-library.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-S

Branches:
Tuscaloosa Brown Branch Library
300 Bobby Miller Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
205-391-9989

Weaver Bolden Branch Library
2522 Lanier Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Tuscaloosa’s One Place, A Family Resource Center
Executive Director: Amanda Waller
Contact: Rene Jones
Physical Address: 867 Redmont Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40764, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone: 205-462-1000 Fax: 205-462-1001
Email: rjones@tuscaloosaoneplace.org
Website: www.tuscaloosasoneplace.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided Include: Comprehensive array of social services including parent education, adult education, marriage/relationships classes, career development, after school program, case management, intake & assessment.
Counties Served: On site, in consumer homes and in community
Cost & Eligibility: Anyone eligible for services based on program design, most offered free but some on sliding scale
Transportation Available On bus line

YMCA of Tuscaloosa County
Executive Director: Ashley Waid
Address: 2405 Paul Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-345-9622 Fax: 205-345-2108
Email: ashleywaid@ymcatusc.org
Website: www.ymcatusc.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F 5am-9pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 1pm-5pm
Services Provided: Tutorial service during after school hours. Summer reading programs for program participants.
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa
Cost & Eligibility: Sliding scale based on income
Transportation Available: Yes

Young People Alliance Organization
Contact: Thiea Bankhead
Email: tmbankhead@yahoo.com
Address: 55 County Road 183, Eutaw, AL 35462
Services: Senior Citizen Computer Training, Tutoring, GED
County: Greene Edit this page

Early Literacy

Early Literacy, Birth to Five Years Old

Alabama Early Intervention System District Office-Tuscaloosa
Referral Contact: Tania Baldwin
Physical Address: 1110 Dr. Edward Hillard Dr. Tuscaloosa, Al
Mailing Address: PO Drawer 2817 Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Phone: 205-759-1279, 800-543-3098, 866-450-2838 Spanish Fax: 205-344-4072
Email: Tania.Baldwin@rehab.alabama.gov
Website: http://www.rehab.state.al.us/ei/
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am-5pm
Services Provided Include: A division of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, Alabama’s Early Intervention System ( AEIS ), provides a coordinated, family-focused system of supports and services for babies with special needs.
Counties Served: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa
Cost & Eligibility: Varies according to needs.

Aliceville Public Library
Contact: Melanie Woods
Mailing address: 416 3rd Avenue NE, Aliceville, Alabama 35442
Email: apl@nctv.com
Phone: 205-373-6691 Fax: (205) 373-3731
Website: https://alicevillelibrary.wordpress.com/
Services: Storytime Wednesday mornings at 10:00 for ages 3-5
County: Pickens County

Belser Parton Literacy Center of UA
Executive Director: Dr. Carol Donovan
Physical Address: 260 Kilgore Lane Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870232 Tuscaloosa, AL 34587
Phone: 205-348-3335 Fax: 205-348-9863
Email: cdonovan@bamaed.ua.edu
Website: education.ua.edu/centers/belser-parton-literacy-center/|
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 4:45pm/ by appointment
Services Provided Include: Personally- All aspects of using children’s literature- family reading, home schooling, & classroom, Literacy Research, literacy workshops, and teacher literacy workshops
Counties Served: 9- counties in West AL and/or on UA campus
Cost & Eligibility :Fees Dependent upon services/usually nominal to cover materials or free
Transportation Available: only city/ campus transport

Berean Baptist Head Start-Perry County
Executive Director: Emily Kinard
Physical Address: 510 East Lafayette Street Marion, AL 36756
Mailing Address: PO Box 335 Marion, AL 36756
Phone: (334) 683-9574
Hours: 8-5

Sites:

# 5301
315 Centerville Street
Marion, AL 36756

#5302
100 Lucian Street
Uniontown, AL 36786

#5303
200 W. Monroe Street
Marion, AL 36756

Brent-Centreville Public Library
Contact: Tracy Griffin
Address: 20 Library Street, Centreville, AL 35042-1322
Phone: 205 926 4736
Email: bcpl@bellsouth.net
County: Bibb
Services Provided:

Child Development Resources / BabyTalk Program
Executive Director: Dr. April Kendrick
Referral Contact: Kimberly Wadsworth
Physical Address: 651 5th Avenue East Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870157 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: 205-348-6158 Fax: 205-348-0660
Email: kywadsworth@ches.ua.edu
Website: cdr.ua.edu
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 4:45pm
Services Provided Include: Visits new Moms at both Tuscaloosa area hospitals, shares info & children’s books @ 3 local health care sites, conducts weekly parent support groups & conducts monthly Family Fun nights
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa
Cost & Eligibility: None. Parents with children birth to age 3.

Child Development Resources/ Child Care Provider Training
Referral Contact: Kimberly Wadsworth
Phone: 205-348-6158
Email: kywadsworth@ches.ua.edu
Services: CDR provides training for child care providers in health, safety, language development, child development, etc.
Counties Served: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa

Child Development Resources/Parent Resource Library
Physical Address: 651 5th Avenue East Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870157 Tuscaaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: 205-348-2232 Fax: 205-348-0660
Referral Contact: Valerie Thorington
Phone: 205-348-4279
Email: vthoring@bama.ua.edu
Services : Provides books and materials for parents.

Community Service Programs of West Alabama – Fayette Headstart
Executive Director: Cynthia Burton
Center Manager: Natasha Spearman
Address: 631 1st Street SW Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: 205-932-3561 Fax: 205-932-3560
Email: nspearman@cspwal.com
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F 9:00-5:00, Call for Appointment

Community Service Programs of West Alabama – Bibb County/West Blocton Head Start
Executive Director: Cynthia Burton
Head Start Director: Bishop Earnest Palmer, 205-469-0359
Center Director: Veronica Anderson
Address: 411 Cahaba Rd. #24 West Blocton, AL 35184
Phone: 205-938- 9463Fax: 205-938-9469
Email: vanderson@cspwal.com
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, Call for Appointment

Community Service Programs of West Alabama-Greene County Head Start
Executive Director: Cynthia Burton
Contact: Bishop Earnest Palmer, 205-469-0359

Head Start
1227 US Highway 43 S.
Eutaw, AL 36740
Center Manager: Beverly Agee
bagee@cspwal.com
205-372-2810

Community Service Programs of West Alabama-Hale County Head Start
Executive Director: Cynthia Burton
Contact: Bishop Earnest Palmer, 205-469-0359

Moundville Head Start
69 Wildcat Way
Moundville, AL 35474
Center Manager: FaLandria Williams
fwilliams@cspwal.com
205-371-4256

Sawyerville Head Start
3642 County Road 17
Sawyerville, AL 36766
Center Manager: FaLandria Williams
fwilliams@cspwal.com
334-624-4014

Community Service Programs of West Alabama – Lamar County/Vernon Head Start
Executive Director: Andrea Cantrell
Center Manager: Natasha Spearman
Physical Address: 9766 Hwy. 11 W Vernon, AL 35592
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 827 Vernon, AL 35592
Phone: 205-695-6588 Fax: 205-695-6589
Email: nspearman@cspwal.com
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, Call for Appointment

Community Service Programs of West Alabama
Executive Director: Cynthia Burton
Referral Contact: Earnest Palmer, Head Start Director, epalmer@cspwal.com, 205-469-0359
Address: 529 Black Bears WayTuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-752-5429 Fax: 205-752-8653
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 7:30am – 4:30pm
Services Provided Include: Provide Early Childhood Education
Counties Served: Bibb, Greene, Hale, Fayette, Lamar, Tuscaloosa

Community Services Programs of West Alabama-Early Intervention
Contact: Stephanie Covarrubia
Address: 3915 Palisades Drive, Suite A Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Phone: 205-752-0476, ext. 262
Email: scovarrubia@cspwal.com
Services Provided: The Early Intervention program is designed to help children under the age of three who have developmental delays. The Early Intervention program is funded through the Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services and the Alabama Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.
Counties Served: Bibb, Greene, Hale, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa

Community Services Programs of West Alabama-Tuscaloosa Headstart
Executive Director: Cynthia Burton
Contact: Earnest Palmer, 205-752-5429

Tuscaloosa Head Start and Early Head Start
2200 2nd Street E.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Center Manager: Allena Strong
astrong@cspwal.com

Early Head Start:
Tracie Thomas
tthomas@cspwa.com
205-556-2613
MLK Head Start

2430 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Center Manager: Brenda Barnes
bbarnes@cspwal.com
205-759-5490

Fayette County Memorial Library
Contact: Jessica Crowe
Address: 326 Temple Avenue North, Fayette, AL 35555-2383
Phone: 205 904-8272
Email: jessie@fcml.org
Website: www.fcml.org
County: Fayette

First Teachers @ Home
Contact President: Susan Swartz
Directors of Outreach:
Lynn Lando, Jefferson County
Yvonne Cardona, Tuscaloosa /Black Belt
Administrator:Tammy Goodwin
Phone: 205-¬951-¬8989
E¬mail: susan@first-¬teachers.org
Website: www.first-teachers.org
Services: First Teachers @ Home offers a game-changing option by starting at the very beginning: Pre-K education, taught by parents in the home. First Teachers @ Home uses a comprehensive, very easy to use 16-week curriculum that educates parents how to work with their kids on pre-literacy, math, science, social studies, health and safety. It features surprisingly simple exercises that parents and children can do at home, behavior modification techniques to help kids focus better, uncomplicated ways to enhance interaction between parents and children, and positive parenting skills.
Counties: Hale, Tuscaloosa
Green Pond – Woodstock Library, Eunice Kelly Worthington Public Library
Contact:Aimee Pitman
Address: 321 Presbyterian Church Road; PO Box 382, Green Pond, Alabama 35074
Phone:205-938-0008
Email: gpwlibrary@gmail.com
County: Bibb County
Green Pond – Woodstock Library The collection of the library contains 13635 volumes. The library circulates 7125 items per year. The library serves a population of 2031 residents. They have a computer room but no classes.

Hale County Library
Contact: Carolyn Hemstreet
Address: 1103 Main Street, PO Box 399 Greensboro, AL 36744
Email: halecountylibrar@bellsouth.net
Phone: 334 624 3409
Services provided: Used to have tutors, they have some space. They have some old audiotapes on learning to read as well as a HERO program/GED

Hightower Memorial Library
Contact: Elsie Upchurch
Address: 630 Avenue A, York, AL 36925 – 2604
Phone: 205 392 2004
County: Sumter
Services: Public computers, Books
Hours: MTW F 10-12 and 1-4, Sat. 9-12, Closed Thursday

James C. Poole Jr. Memorial Library
Contact: Marilyn Gibson
Address: 420 Prairie Avenue Eutaw, Alabama 35462-1178
Phone: 205-372-9026
Email: greene.library@yahoo.com
County: Greene County
Services provided: James C. Poole Jr. Memorial Library is a Public library. This library is affiliated with the library system that serves Eutaw, AL. The collection of the library contains 13135 volumes. The library circulates 9980 items per year. The library serves a population of 9974 residents. A few adult tutors meet at the library. Computer lab available.

Marion-Perry County Library
Address: 202 Washington Street Marion, AL 36756
Email: librar_p@bellsouth.net
Website: marionperrycountylibrary.com
Phone: 334-683-6411

Mary Wallace Cobb Memorial Library
Contact: Amanda Glasgow
Address: 110 First Ave. W., POBOX 357, Vernon, AL 35592 – 5032
Phone: 205 695 6123
Email: mcwlib@fayette.net
County: Lamar
Services: Weekly story time, summer reading program, AERN, Homework for Alabama, Tutoring for all, Online library, GED and ACT preparation assistance, free library cards for the blind and handicapped, assistance for job applications

Millport Public Library
Contact: Sue Atkins
Address: 920 Black Street, PO Box 159, Millport, AL 35576 – 0159
County: Lamar

Moundville Public Library
Contact: Lindsey Mullens
Address: 279 Market Street; PO Box 336 Moundville, Alabama 35474-0336
Phone: 205-371-2283
Email: Moundville.library@yahoo.com
County: Hale County
Services: Public computer lab.

Office of School Readiness
Contact: Dr. Mary Beth Dennis, Technical Assistant
Address: 24 The Highlands, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone: 205-799-1761 Fax: 205-556-4533
Email: mbdennis@bellsouth.net
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, By Appointment
Services Provided: part of Department of Children’s Affairs

Pickens County Community Action Committee/CDC, Inc.
Executive Director: Cynthia Simpson
Contact: Linda Corley
Physical Address: 71 Lakeside Street Carrollton, AL 35447
Mailing Address: PO Box 348 Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: 205-367-1283, ext. 25
Email: jwilliams1@nctv.com, lcorley@nctv.com
Hours: 8:00-4:00

Head Start Sites:
1.Oaklane
785 1st Ave. NW
Gordo, AL 35466

2. Lakeview
62 Lakeside Street
Carrollton, AL 35447

3. Joyful News
515 9th Ave NW
Aliceville, AL 35442

Pickens County Cooperative Library
Contact: Melanie Wood
Address: Old Courthouse Building, Highway 17, PO Box 489, Carrolton, AL 35447
Phone: 205 367 8407
Email: pccl@nctv.com
Website: www.pickenslibrary.com
County: Pickens

Pickens County Family Resource Center
Contact: Laura Cummings
Address: 60 Tuscaloosa Ave. Carrollton, AL 35447
Phone: 205-367-9382 Fax: 205-367-2173
Email: cummings.pcfrc@nctv.com
Services Provided: resources for families, adult literacy, STARS

Reform Public Library
Contact: Curtis Wheat
Address: 302 First Street South, PO Box 819, Reform, AL 35481 – 0819
Phone: 205-375-6240
Email: rpl@nctv.com
County: Pickens

Ruby Pickens Tartt Public Library
Address: 206 Monroe Street; PO Drawer U Livingston, Alabama 35470-0377
Contact: Marjie Hutcheson, Director
Phone: 205 652 2349
Services: Have 2 tutors that use the library, 3 public computers. This library serves Livingston and the collection containes 27822 volumes and circulates 29861 items a year.
County: Sumter County

Ruth Holliman Public Library
Contact: Melba Hollingsworth
Address: 287 Main Street, PO Box 336, Gordo, AL 35466 – 0336
Phone: 205 364 7148
County: Pickens

Success By 6 (of United Way of West Alabama)
Executive Director: Ruth Gaddis
Referral Contact: Ruth Gaddis or JoAnn Brownlee
Physical Address: 2720 6th St., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2291, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403
Phone: 205-345-6640 Fax: 205-345-6681
Email: ruth@uwwa.org joann@uwwa.org
Website: www.uwwa.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:30am – 5pm
Services Provided Include: Readiness Calendar, Jump start readiness program, & Dolly Parton Imagination Library Parenting Workshops
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa County
Cost & Eligibility: Free- If Eligible

Sulligent Public Library
Contact: Cathy Collins
Address: 514 Elm Street, PO Box 215, Sulligent, AL, 35586 – 0215
Phone: 205 698 8631
Email: sulligentlibrary@yahoo.com
County: Lamar
Services: Have had tutors for homework help for HS students. School-aged students get assistance next door at a church.

Sumter County Opportunity, Inc.
Executive Director: Lena Hardaway
Email: lhardaway@bellsouth.net
Physical Address: 714 Country Club Road Livingston, AL 35470
Mailing Address: PO Drawer 928 Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: 205-652-4477

Head Start Centers
1. Livingston Head Start Center
215 Nelson Hughes
Livingston, AL 35407
205-652-7554

2. Cuba Head Start Center
10659 Kinterbish
Cuba, AL 36905

3. Bellamy Head Start Center
39 Cedar Road
Bellamy, AL 36901

4. Gainesville Head Start Center
55 Harris Dr
Livingston, AL
205-652-9852

5. York Head Start Center
1715 East 4th Ave
York, AL 36925
205-392-5446

6. Geiger Head Start Center
187 Broadway St.
Emelle, AL 35459

Tuscaloosa Public Library
Executive Director: Rick Freemon
Contact: childrens@tuscaloosa-library.org
Address: 1801 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-345-5820 Fax: 205-752-8300
Website: www.tuscaloosa-library.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-S

Baby Steps:
Simple stories, songs, and activities are used to promote a positive learning experience for ages 0–23 months and their parents/caregivers.
When: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Toddler Time
Designed for children 18- to 36-months-old. Parents/caregivers and children interact through stories, songs, activities, and rhymes.
When: Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime
Designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and their parents or caregivers. Stories, songs, activities, and crafts work to build the essential skills needed for reading.
When: Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Tuscaloosa’s One Place, A Family Resource Center
Executive Director: Amanda Waller
Contact: Sabrina Thomas
Physical Address: 867 Redmont Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40764, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone: 205-462-1000 Fax: 205-462-1001
Email:
Website:www.tuscaloosaoneplace.org
Days and Hours of Operation: M-F, 8am – 4:30pm
Services Provided Include: Comprehensive array of social services including parent education, adult education, marriage/relationships classes, career development, after school program, case management, intake & assessment.
Counties Served: Tuscaloosa
Cost & Eligibility: Anyone eligible for services based on program design, most offered free but some on sliding scale
Transportation Available: On bus line

West Blocton Public Library
Contact: Emma Hicks
Address: 62 Walter Owens Drive, PO Box, 292, West Blocton, AL35184 – 0292
Phone: 205 938 3570
Email: wbplibrary@bellsouth.net
County: Bibb
Services: Tutors meet at the library

Health Literacy

Health Literacy
Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
State website: www.aces.edu

Bibb County:

Matthew D. Hartzell
County Extension Coordinator
175 SW Davidson Dr.
Centreville, AL 35042
Phone: (205) 926-4310
Fax: (205) 926-5114
mdh0007@aces.edu

Fayette County:

County Extension Coordinator
650 McConnell Loop
Fayette, AL 35555
Phone: (205) 932-8941
Fax: (205) 932-5718

Greene County:

Lovie B. Parks
County Extension Coordinator
107 Harris Avenue
Eutaw, AL 35462
Phone: (205) 372-3401
Fax: (205) 372-0483
burrell@aces.edu

Hale County:

Tyrone Smith
County Extension Coordinator
Hale County Ag Extension Center
701 Hall St.
Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: (334) 624-8710
Fax: (334) 624-8807
smitht5@aces.edu

Lamar County:

Mac D. Washington
County Extension Coordinator
281 Columbus Ave.
Vernon, AL 35592-0567
Phone: (205) 695-7139
Fax: (205) 695-0439
washimd@aces.edu

Perry County:

Katrina L. Easley
County Extension Coordinator
1710 S. Washington St., Suite 107
Marion, AL 36756
Phone: (334) 683-6888
Fax: (334) 683-9112
easlekl@aces.edu
Pickens County:

Patti Presley-Fuller County Extension Coordinator Service Center Bldg. 155 Reform St., Rm 300 Carrollton, AL 35447 Phone: (205) 367-8148 Fax: (205) 367-927 preslpa@aces.edu

Sumter County:

Willie H. Lampley County Extension Coordinator 106 Hospital Drive Livingston, AL 35470 Phone: (205) 652-9501 Fax: (205) 652-7487 lamplwh@aces.edu

Tuscaloosa County:

Denise Shirley County Extension Coordinator 2513 7th Street Tuscaloosa Co. Courthouse Annex Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Phone: (205) 349-4630 Fax: (205) 752-2349 shirldr@aces.edu

Services Provided: 4 H and Youth Development activities, Workforce and Career Education, Health Education, Financial Education

Child Development Resources/ Child Care Provider Training

Contact: Kimberly Wadsworth@ches.ua.edu
Physical Address: 214 Child Development Research Center Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870160 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: 205-348-6158 Fax: 205-348-8153
Email: kywadsworth@ches.ua.edu
Website: hdfs.ches.ua.edu
CDR provides training for child care providers in twelve counties in west, central Alabama. They are Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa counties. Training helps child care professionals learn up-to-date techniques and activities to use with infants and young children. Topics include subject areas required by Alabama DHR such as: Health, Safety, and Universal Precautions; Language Development; Child Development; the Child Care Professional & the Family; and Quality Child Care and Licensing.
Training is offered in Tuscaloosa, in locations accessible by rural providers, and through the Rolling Resources Van. Courses are offered in small and large group settings and via video-tape.

Good Samaritan Clinic

Contact: Julie Sittason
Address: 3800 Watermelon Road, Suite A Northport, AL
Phone: (205) 343-2212 Fax: (205) 391-2718
Website: gscclinic.org
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-4:30; Wednesdays, 9:00-Noon
Services: The Good Samaritan Clinic of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a nonprofit healthcare practice which provides a comprehensive range of services for patients without health insurance or the means to afford care. We are a Christ-centered 501(c)3 ministry.

Health and Wellness Education Center

Contact: Debra S. Clark, Director
Address: 1117 N. Washington Street, Livingston, AL 35470
Phone: 205-652-6557
Email: tydebra3@aol.com
Website: www.withallmyheart.net, www.jumptoitalabama.com
Services Provided: Link individuals to available resources related to health, education and social needs with a focus on preventative education, medication assistance and services for at-risk youth

Health Literacy Partnership of Alabama
Contact: Joy Deupree
Address: 1701 University Boulevard, NB 522, Birmingham, Al 35294
Email: deupreej@uab.edu

Sowing Seeds of Hope

Contact: Mrs. Frances Ford, Executive Director
Physical Address: 1200 Washington Street Marion, AL 36756
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1153 Marion, AL 36756
Phone: (334) 683-4666, (334) 683-6152 Fax: (334) 683-5495
Email: fixit843@aol.com
Website: www.sowingseedsofhope-pc.org
Services Provided: Assist with economic development in Parry County. Host health fairs, promote literacy.

Libraries

Libraries
Libraries are excellent resources for all kinds of literacy. They all provide summer reading programs, preschool story time, computers, books, and information.

Bibb County

Brent-Centreville Public Library
Contact: Tracy Griffin
Address: 20 Library Street, Centreville, AL 35042-1322
Phone: 205 926 4736
Email: bcpl@bellsouth.net

Green Pond – Woodstock Library, Eunice Kelly Worthington Public Library
Contact: Aimee Pitman
Address: 321 Presbyterian Church Road; PO Box 382, Green Pond, Alabama 35074
Phone:205-938-0008
Email: gpwlibrary@gmail.com

Fayette County

Fayette County Memorial Library
Contact: Jessica Crowe
Address: 326 Temple Avenue North, Fayette, AL 35555-2383
Phone: 205 932 6625
Email: jessie@fcml.org
Website: www.fcml.org

Greene County

James C. Poole, Jr. Memorial Library
Contact: Marilyn Gibson
Address: 420 Prairie Avenue Eutaw, Alabama 35462-1178
Phone: 205-372-9026
Email: jcpoolelibrary@yahoo.com

Hale County

Akron Public Library
Contact: Josephine Williams
Address: 207 First Avenue South, PO Box 8, Akron, AL 35441-0008
Phone: 205-372-3148
Hale County Library
Contact: Carolyn Hemstreet
Address: 1103 Main Street, PO Box 399 Greensboro, AL 36744
Phone: 334 624 3409
Email: halecountylibrar@bellsouth.net
Website: www.hcplgreensboro.org

Moundville Public Library
Contact: Lindsey Mullens
Address: 410 Market Street; PO Box 336 Moundville, Alabama 35474-0336, United States
Phone: 205-371-2283
Email: Moundville.library@yahoo.com

Lamar County
Mary Wallace Cobb Memorial Library
Contact: Amanda Glasgow
Address: 110 First Ave. W., POBOX 357, Vernon, AL 35592 – 5032
Phone: 205 695 6123
Email: mwclib@fayette.net

Kennedy Public Library
Contact: James Vice
Address: 17885 Highway 96, PO Box 70, Kennedy, AL 35574-0070
Phone: 205 596 3670
Email: kennedypubliclibrary@bamacomm.com
Sulligent Public Library
Contact: Cathy Collins
Address: 514 Elm Street, PO Box 215, Sulligent, AL, 35586 – 0215
Phone: 205 698 8631
Email: sulligentlibrary@yahoo.com

Perry County
Marion-Perry County Library
Contact: Searria Easley, Kim Stewart
Address: 202 Washington Street Marion, AL 36756
Email: librar_p@bellsouth.net
Website:www.marionperrycountylibrary.com
Phone: 334-683-6411

Pickens County
Aliceville Public Library
Contact: Melanie Wood
Mailing address: 416 3rd Avenue NE, Aliceville, Alabama 35442
Email: apl@nctv.com
Phone: 205-373-6691 Fax: (205) 373-3731
Website: http://alicevillelibrary.wordpress.com/
Carrollton Public Library
Contact: Patricia Tilley
Phone: 205-367-2142
Email: cpl@nctv.com
Pickens County Cooperative Library
Contact: Nelda B. Hudgins
Address: 155 Reform Street, Room 120, Carrollton, AL 35447
Mailing Address: PO Box 489, Carrollton, Al 35447
Phone: 205-367-8407
Website: http://pickenslibrary.com/
Reform Public Library
Contact: Curtis Wheat
Address: 302 – 1st Street S, Reform, AL.
Phone: 205-375-6240
Email: rpl@nctv.com

Ruth Holliman Public Library
Contact: Melba Hollingsworth
Address: 287 Main Street, Gordo, AL.
Phone: 205-364-7148
Email: justbooksmelba@gmail.com
Sumter County
Hightower Memorial Library
Contact: Elsie Upchurch
Address: 630 Avenue A, York, AL 36925 – 2604
Phone: 205 392 2004
Ruby Pickens Tartt Public Library
Contact: Margie Hutchinson
Address: 206 Monroe Street; PO Drawer U Livingston, Alabama 35470-0377
Phone: 205 652 2349

Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa Public Library
Executive Director: Rick Freemon
Address: 1801 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: 205-345-5820 Fax: 205-752-8300
Email: rfreemon@tuscaloosa-library.org
Website: www.tuscaloosa-library.org
Branches:
Tuscaloosa Brown Branch Library
300 Bobby Miller Pkwy
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
205-391-9989

Weaver Bolden Branch Library
2522 Lanier Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-758-8291