The underlying goal of each of our core addiction Recovery, prison Re-Entry and community Rescue ministries is to provide men, women and families the opportunities and resources they need to become whole, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
The Foundry Dental Center
1700 6th Avenue N
Bessemer, AL 35020
Monday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Foundry Dental Center provides low-cost exams and procedures to Foundry program participants and families or individuals in the community in need of affordable dental care. Most basic services are performed for $25. The Dental Center was established by Dr. Michael McCracken, a professor at UAB School of Dentistry, who partners with other volunteer dental professionals and UAB dental students to offer a wide spectrum of care. The center also provides employment readiness opportunities for program participants in The Foundry’s recovery program, offering on-the-job training in dental assisting, front-desk management and lab work. Patients from the community are encouraged to call for an appointment.
6550 Aaron Aronov Drive
Fairfield, AL 35064
Overcoming addictions and destructive behaviors is certainly a major component of The Foundry Ministries’ programs and a critical first step toward rebuilding lives. But with little or no education, the potential for the future is severely limited, even for men and women who are clean and sober or who are ready to re-enter society.
Located in our Foundry Thrift Store in Fairfield and at Foundry Farm near Cullman, The Foundry’s Resource Centers help program participants focus on adult education, academic development and increasing employment potential. We provide GED preparation through a partnership with Wallace State Community College for program participants at Foundry Farm. Individuals with a passion for education tutor students in reading, math, writing, computer skills and other critical competencies and offer positive reinforcement and encouragement.
Changed Lives Christian Center
1308 26th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35204
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.
1800 5th Avenue N
Bessemer, AL 35030
Sundays 9 a.m. (except the first Sunday of the month)
Thursdays 6:30 p.m.
The Foundry Worship Center exists to bring hope to the lost, broken and hurting by discovering freedom in Christ through biblical teaching and worship. Every Thursday evening and Sunday morning (except the first Sunday of each month), services are held in our Worship Center. Directed by our worship leaders with musical support by The Foundry Worship Band, these gatherings keep the message of God’s love and His gift of forgiveness in the forefront of our ministry and in the hearts of our program participants, their families and the community.
Childcare services are not provided.Watch Service Live Stream
Foundry Medical Center
608 18th Street N,
Bessemer, Alabama 35020
Monday and Tuesday
5 pm to 8 pm
patients are seen until 7 pm
UAB School of Nursing Foundry Center, staffed by UAB School of Nursing, serves both program participants of The Foundry and members of the community. The center provides services at an affordable cost for those who are uninsured or underinsured and can’t otherwise afford the high price of medical care. The center is staffed by UAB School of Nursing certified nurse practitioners and faculty members. The center has a collaborating physician and patient-care coordinator. The center provides primary and urgent care for health concerns including diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease that might otherwise go untreated, for patients ages 14 and older.