Changing Lives

Empowering women through Christ-centered initiatives so they can return to society as well-equipped women of God. 
The program is about empowerment, hope, and a belief in the value of every human life.

Founding Principles

The foundation of the Lovelady program is based on the principle that everyone deserves the opportunity for another chance. Indeed for some of our women this is their first chance since they have never known love anywhere else. We meet them where they are and help them make better decisions that take them down a different path. Permanently.

Delighted to Serve

I feel truly blessed by God to be in a position to help these women. Seeing women and their children restored to the fullness that is ordained for them by God is very rewarding. I am honored that God allows me to serve Him in this manner.
- Dr. Brenda Lovelady Spahn, LHD


On behalf of the City of Birmingham, it is an honor write this letter of appreciation to you for all have done for the City of Birmingham. The Lovelady Center is a place that... Read more...

Mayor Randall Woodfin

Birmingham, Alabama
Whereas, the state of Alabama recognizes that one of our most significant challenges is assisting individuals transitioning out of prison or seeking help with recovering from addiction... Read more...

Governor Kay Ivey

State of Alabama
This is The Lovelady Center. This is the place where the atmosphere is safe to change a life. I’ve been here on many occasions. My wife has been here to minister. You walk in... Read more...

Sheriff Mark Pettway

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

Ways to Help

With your help we can lead these women and children through 
the program and into a productive new life.
The Lovelady Center
7916 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35206
Main: (205) 833-7410
Fax: (205) 833-9997
Lovelady Thrift - Irondale
7720 Ludington Lane
Irondale, AL 35210
Call to schedule a pick-up: (205) 951-9230
Lovelady Thrift - Clay
2402 Old Springville Road Birmingham, AL 35215
Call to schedule a pick-up:
(205) 951-9230
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