Changed Lives Christian Center
The Foundry’s collaboration with Changed Lives Christian Center (CLCC) in Birmingham allows us to provide transitional housing for graduates of our Men’s Recovery and Re-Entry programs, as well as shelter for homeless men in the area who have or are seeking employment. Men can live in the 56-bed center for six months to two years and are provided with meals, clothing, basic medical care, recovery services and job-placement assistance. Those who have employment pay an affordable weekly fee for the accommodations, while those looking for work perform tasks at CLCC or The Foundry’s other facilities. Living at CLCC provides residents with a mailing address, which is essential in their job searches and networking opportunities.
Managed by The Foundry, the collaboration extends our continuum of care for our graduates by two years, allowing them more time and resources to prepare for a successful transition back into the community. At the same time we can offer life-skills classes, GED preparation and other courses in our Education Center to homeless men in the CLCC shelter who are not part of our programs, as well as meals and basic medical care to the homeless on the streets of downtown Birmingham.