May 21, 2024
A Day in the Life of a Lovelady

by Kristien, current program participant, in her own words On any given day, The Lovelady Center is a hive of activity with Lovelady clients, staff, and volunteers all moving and working towards the same cause- the best life for each and every woman who enters through its doors. What it takes to get any single […]

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January 11, 2024
Lovelady Center 2023 Accomplishments

What we achieved because YOU gave: Completed Projects: Security CamerasSensory Room for KidZoneNew area for school-age childrenKeyless Entry Cafeteria Renovated Large Walk-in Freezer for MannaRestroom addition and renovations  Maintenance Area improvement:Car lift & Cardboard Bailer  Projects in Progress:2nd Elevator (90% Complete)Safety Alarm (80% Complete)Roof (Just starting, fully funded)Windows (Just starting, 75% funded) Intakes:899 new ladies, serving over 1300 […]

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May 12, 2023
A Mother's Story of Redemption

Jazmin is a lovely blonde-haired, green-eyed 27-year-old who wears glasses that are currently superglued back together, a testament to her rambunctious 18-month-old. As we sat and chatted her phone was continually buzzing which she laughingly told us was due to said 18-month-old bringing it to her in the shower the night before. “He’s so great. […]

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March 22, 2023
Lovelady Center Impact Report: Iris

Iris lived in fear for the majority of her life. This fear lead her into addiction and a life spent in-and-out of prison. After eight years of sobriety, Iris relapsed and was sent to jail. Incarcerated during the pandemic, she received an early release but she did not want to leave the jail. Iris explains, […]

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January 26, 2023
Lovelady Center Impact Report: Katie

One of our youngest Loveladies, Katie remembers that she had a good childhood, even though addiction had a hold on her family. Her mother and stepfather struggled with drugs. Katie and her siblings were unaware of their struggle, however, until one day, Katie arrived home from school to find her mother had left. "I came […]

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December 12, 2022
Lovelady Center Impact Report: Hope

Hope's journey with The Lovelady Center began seven years ago when she first came for recovery. Over the years, she has come to the Center several times, each time leaving due to relapse. "For years, I've gone to extensive measures to find something to fill the void that I have lived with my entire life." […]

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November 2, 2022
Lovelady Center Impact Report: Andie

December 1, 2021 Andie had no idea her life was about to take a drastic turn for the better. After a life lived in and out of prison, on the streets, selling and using drugs, Andi was at the end of herself. "I've always heard people say they didn't want to look themselves in the […]

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September 13, 2022
Lovelady Graduate Chosen as the Go Build Alabama August Trainee of the Month

When Charity signed up for Jefferson State Community College's Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) program she was a little nervous that she might not fit in. However, her worries quickly disappeared after meeting her diverse classmates and her instructor. Charity had some prior experience with heavy equipment working with her brother's company in Arkansas, and she applied […]

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August 5, 2022
Lovelady Center On-Site Dental Clinic

Lovelady Graduate Obtains Degree and Returns to the Center to Put It to Use: Meet the Lovelady Center Dental Hygienist and Clinic Manager To see her today, one would never know that Jael has walked through some of the darkest days a human can endure. Like the majority of the women who enter The Lovelady […]

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April 12, 2022
A Current Lovelady's Journey: Lovelady Center Inside Perspective

The Lovelady Center welcomes women from all walks of life. Kelsey came to us after a timely wake-up call. Hear her story.

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March 8, 2022
Doing Some Spring Cleaning? Here's What We Accept as Thrift Store Donations!

It’s that time of year again — spring cleaning! Keep reading to find out what we accept as thrift store donations.

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March 1, 2022
How Our Birmingham Thrift Stores Got Their Start

Our two Birmingham thrift stores are located in Irondale and Clay. Keep reading to find out how they got their start.

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February 1, 2022
What All Goes into Getting the GED & How Our Loveladies Get There

At The Lovelady Center, education is a priority. Read on to learn how we help our clients reach their goals and earn their GED.

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January 6, 2022
Our 2022 Goals: What Lovelady Hopes to Accomplish this Year

The Lovelady Center is constantly looking for ways to help more women in our community. Keep reading to learn what we’re hoping to accomplish in 2022.

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January 4, 2022
Lovelady 2021 Recap: Where We've Been!

In 2021, we were able to serve more women than ever before. Keep reading to learn how we were able to change lives last year.

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December 7, 2021
Season's Greetings from Lovelady: Tablescapes, Christmas Concert, & More

The Christmas season is a busy one at The Lovelady Center. Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect from us throughout the season.

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December 1, 2021
A Closer Look at Santa's Shop & His Trip Down South to Lovelady

What’s the best gift you can give a child? At The Lovelady Center, we think that presence is the best present. That’s what our toy drive is all about.

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November 18, 2021
Lovelady Manna Is Our New Community Food Bank Ministry. Learn More.

Always looking to meet the needs of our community, we are opening Lovelady Manna—a community food bank to serve our neighbors. Learn more.

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November 9, 2021
Support The Lovelady Center for GivingTuesday

Make a gift on November 30 for GivingTuesday and help us provide heating & cooling units for fifty client rooms this winter. Read on to learn more.

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October 26, 2021
Lovelady's 17th Reunion: See Our Former Ladies' Inspiring Stories

On Sunday, October 24, our reunion event for our former graduates had more than 1,200 attendees. Keep reading to hear some of their compelling stories.

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October 22, 2021
Accomplishments of Our Most Recent Graduating Class: The Lovelady Center

Our program sees so many women reclaim their lives and successfully graduate. Keep reading to learn more about our most recent graduating class.

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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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