Empowering women, through Christ-centered initiatives, so they can return to society as well-equipped women of God.

Our Mission

It is our mission to help women rebuild their lives and walk forward with faith-driven hope for the future. The Lovelady Center ensures that each woman is taught how to overcome barriers to success by providing not only much needed services, but also life skills and spiritual guidance. We can give a woman shelter, food, and clothing, but if she cannot support herself and parent her children, the cycle of poverty and incarceration will not be broken.
In 2016, Brenda received a call from the Alabama Department of corrections to inform us that The Lovelady Center was partially responsible for a decrease in the recidivism rate across our state due to the number of women who have gone through our program. In addition, Lovelady has the only State Supervised Re-entry Program in Alabama. This allows certain prisoners to complete their sentence at Lovelady. Using the Department of Correction’s own financial data, we have saved the state over $3.8 million by housing women at The Center instead of at Tutwiler.
When an ex-offender is finally equipped with the tools needed to build a new life and never return to criminal activities or drug addiction, the ripple effect from her empowerment is felt throughout the lives of her children, families, employers, and communities. Lovelady works to better not only the lives of the women who come through our doors, but also the communities to which they will return.

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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