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 Child Development Services 

The JCCEO Child Development Services Division provides quality, developmentally appropriate, and comprehensive services to families and their children from pregnancy through the year before they go on to kindergarten.  Services are provided through the major components of education, health, mental health, nutrition, disabilities services, and parent involvement.

JCCEO Head Start currently provides services to 1,551 3-5 year-old children and their families.  Applicants must furnish proof of income and have a legal birth certificate to complete an application.  Applications are now being taken.

JCCEO Early Head Start provides the comprehensive services of Head Start to 206 infants and toddlers, 42 pregnant women, and their families.  In our effort to support these families, we provide extended day care services for working families and families involved in vocational and educational training.  Applications are now being taken.  Proof of income is required.  JCCEO Early Head Start is located at seven Jefferson County centers, and at several Jefferson County Community Partner Centers.

Sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Children's Affairs Office of School Readiness, the Alabama First Class Pre-K Program serves 4-year-old children providing quality pre-kindergarten educational and related services.

 Community Programs and Services 

The JCCEO Asset Building and Housing Counseling Program, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, assists low to moderate-income families in achieving self-sufficiency through homebuyer and financial literacy education, pre and post-purchase counseling,  mortgage delinquency and default resolution assistance, and loan modification assistance, among others. 

The JCCEO HEARTH (Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act)-Emergency Solutions Grants Program (H-ESG) provides homelessness prevention assistance and assistance to rapidly re-house residents who are or are at risk of becoming homeless.  

Emergency Assistance

The JCCEO Emergency Assistance Program provides crisis intervention assistance for eligible, low-income individuals and families in urgent need to quickly alleviate their crisis circumstances.

 Community Programs and Services 

With the end of the JCCEO Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) came the beginning of the JCCEO Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Round #3 (NSP3), a $2,318,536 project that provides for the reconstruction of up to 25 single-family homes in the city of Birmingham's North Pratt neighborhood.  North Pratt was heavily damaged by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes.  

The JCCEO Home Weatherization Program weatherizes homes to make them more energy efficient, cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter.

From birth to senior citizenry, JCCEO continually strives to enhance the lives of the low-income community of Jefferson County.  Our goal to assist, educate, and empower our constituents also extends to timely intervention via our dynamic youth projects, including our prevention services provided through the JCCEO Community Subsance Abuse and Prevention Program.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance and Alabama Charitable Trust Programs provide heating and cooling assistance.  Crisis assistance requires that at least one household member have a documented health problem and require a controlled environment.

The JCCEO Wylam Adult Day Health Care Center provides a caring, safe, and secure environment for adults coping with conditions that require daytime supervision or assistance.

Our senior nutrition centers provide meals for seniors, fellowship and activities, and transportation as needed.

The JCCEO Community Substance Abuse Prevention Program (CSAPP) is the primary provider of intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment and prevention to low-income, uninsured residents of Jefferson County, Alabama.

JCCEO considers applicants for all services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Jefferson County Committee
for Economic Opportunity

300 Eighth Avenue, West
Birmingham, Alabama 35204-3039
Phone: 205-327-7500
Fax:     205-327-7549

Hours of Operation
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Friday

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