Give Hope to the children, youth and
families of The Wiregrass Area by supporting our mission.

GIVE HOPE

Give Hope to the children and youth of The Wiregrass Area by supporting our mission.
We appreciate your support and are always happy to discuss how you can help children and families thrive. Your gift will make a difference in life of a child, youth or teen at Wiregrass Children’s Home.

Please call the WCH office to start a conversation or schedule a tour at Call (334) 692-5100.

  Wiregrass Childrens Home

Resources

The following website links have been provided to help you navigate everything from how to identify and report child abuse to how to become a foster parent, or even how to handle the everyday challenges of raising your own children.  We hope you will find these resources to be beneficial in your quest to serve the most precious segment of our population, our children.

Reporting Child Abuse/Neglect

http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Child_Protective_Services/Abuse_Neglect_Reporting.aspx

Please click the above link for the appropriate steps to report suspected child abuse or neglect, or call one of the numbers listed below.  Do not hesitate to take action; your phone call may be the only thing that stops this vicious cycle in the life of a child.

Dothan Police Department
Enterprise Police Department
Barbour County Sheriff’s Department
Dale County Sheriff’s Department
Geneva County Sheriff’s Department
Henry County Sheriff’s Department
334-615-3000
334-347-2222
334-775-3434
334-774-3114
334-684-5660
334-677-4808

 

Considering Becoming a Foster Parent

http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Foster_Care/Intro_Foster_Care.aspx

Currently in Alabama, there are over six thousand children in foster care. Some simply need foster care for a matter of days. Others may need foster care until they are reunited with their biological family or a plan is made for them to be adopted. All of these children share the need for a caring and committed family that can bring them the future they deserve.

Considering Adoption

http://www.adoptuskids.org/states/al/index.aspx

Meet Alabama’s children who are waiting to be adopted!  If you are considering adoption, this website will provide you all of the information you need to begin the process, as well as a current listing of children in both Alabama and across the United States who are waiting to be welcomed into a family of their very own.

Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center

http://www.southeastcac.org/index.htm

This local organization serves as an advocate for children, working to reduce the trauma and anxiety for child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse.

The Exchange Center for Child Abuse

www.exchangecap.org

By providing services to current and past child abuse victims, educational programs to bring awareness and information to high risk groups, as well as counseling services to victims of other crimes, the Exchange Center for Child Abuse provides services to attack all sides of abuse. Without an intervention in the cycle of abuse, there can be no expectation of change.

Saliba Center for Families

www.salibacenter.org

Dothan’s Saliba Center for Families is a public, non-profit social services agency that offers “one-stop-shopping” with prevention and intervention services that strengthens families and helps them help themselves. It offers a wide range of services under the “umbrella” of several components: an intake and assessment center, a Community Career Development Center, HIPPY Literacy Program, an in-home visitation program, and an Early Head Start Program.

Focus on the Family

www.focusonthefamily.com

Investing in family is one of the most important decisions you can make. Focus on the Family is dedicated to strengthening marriages, supporting parents and standing for biblical values.

Plugged In by Focus on the Family

www.pluggedinonline.com

This website shines a light on the world of popular entertainment. Get insight on movies, DVDs, TV shows, and music. Sponsored by Focus on the Family.

This is what we do

Provide A Safe Haven

Our goal is to extend as much love and comfort as possible during this critical time in a child’s life, reaching out to meet their every need whether it be physical, spiritual, emotional or mental.

Foster/Adoption

We are capable of caring for up to 10 children at any given time, with placement being coordinated through referrals from the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Donate/Volunteer

Would you like to partner with us in helping children in hard places? You can make a one-time donation, a recurring gift or you can volunteer.