Emergency Contacts

BIRMINGHAM EMERGENCY  CONTACTS

Birmingham Police Department 911 or (205) 254-1700
417 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

  • Assist in emergency situations

  • Contact a Community Service Officer if the situation requires one

For localities outside of Birmingham call:

  • Local Police Department

  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department 788-4600

Community Service Officers South Precinct (205) 933-4123
Non-Emergency 328-9311

  • Respond to calls from police officers regarding unusual behavior or disturbances resulting from a mental illness

  • Work within the Birmingham city limits

  • Officers are Social Workers who travel unarmed in unmarked police cars with police radios

Crisis Center (205) 323-7777
3600 8th Avenue South, Suite 501
Birmingham, AL 35222

  • Crisis intervention counseling

  • Information and referral

  • Confidential phone counseling

  • Provide immediate response to human needs in time of stress

  • Bereavement program for suicide survivors Community education

  • 323-RAPE Rape victim counseling and advocacy

  • 328-KIDS Kids Help Line

  • 328-TEEN Teen Link

Family Violence Shelter (205) 322-4878

  • Collect calls accepted

  • Shelter numbers do not have caller ID

  • Confidential shelter and case management for victims and their children in need of refuge resulting from an abusive relationship

  • Classes and groups for victims advocating non-violence and self-sufficiency

  • Court advocacy providing assistance with referrals, warrants and support

  • Crisis hotline offering telephone counseling and referrals

Jail Social Workers
Jefferson County Jail (205) 325-5708
Birmingham City Jail (205) 254-6387

Jefferson County Department of Human Resources 599-2900
Birmingham Family Assistance
4500 5th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35202-0767

  • Adult Protective Service (205) 945-3787

  • Off Hours (205) 324-2135

  • Provides immediate protection for adults from an emotionally or physically abusive environment

  • Food Stamps (205) 599-6000

Jefferson County Probate Court
Probate Judge (205) 325-5425;  (205) 325-5627
Social Workers (205) 325-5009
Jefferson County Court House
710 N. 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203

  • file a petition for involuntary commitment when a person is dangerous to himself or others, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Regional Poison Control Center 933-4050  (800)292-6678
Poison Control (800)462-0800

  • Prevention and treatment of poisoning