Jefferson County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Jefferson County Alabama social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Jefferson County Human Resources Food Stamp Office 2001 12th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35234 205-423-4200


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Bessemer Housing Authority 1500 Exeter Avenue Bessemer AL 35020 205-481-4438

Birmingham Housing Authority 1301 25th Avenue North Birmingham AL 35204 205-252-7217

Fairfield Housing Authority 718 55th Place Fairfield AL 35064 205-780-0004

Jefferson County Housing Authority 601 Pecan Street Warrior AL 35180 205-647-8469

Jefferson County Housing Authority 4501 Little Drive Bessemer AL 35022 205-426-8948

Jefferson County Housing Authority 3700 Industrial Parkway Birmingham AL 35217 205-849-0123

Leeds Housing Authority 1630 Moore's Street Leeds AL 35094 205-699-6223


A Medicaid Office is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides health insurance assistance to income-eligible individuals and families. Medicaid services include inexpensive or free health insurance for children, adults, people with disabilities, and the elderly. A Medicaid Office provides assistance in enrolling for Medicaid services, information on healthcare options, and help obtaining access to healthcare.

Birmingham Alabama Medicaid Office 468 Palisades Boulevard Birmingham AL 35209 205-414-9400


A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Bessemer Social Security Office 5475 Academy Way Bessemer AL 35022

Birmingham Social Security Office 1200 Reverend Abraham Woods Junior Boulevard Birmingham AL 35203

Birmingham Social Security Office 1972 Gadsden Highway Birmingham AL 35235


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Bessemer Health Center WIC Office 2201 Arlington Avenue Bessemer AL 35020 205-497-9300

Birmingham Central Health Center WIC Office 1400 6th Avenue South Birmingham AL 35233 205-930-1135

Birmingham Eastern Health Center WIC Office 601 West Boulevard Birmingham AL 35206 205-591-5180

Birmingham West End Health Center WIC Office 1308 Tuscaloosa Avenue Birmingham AL 35211 205-715-6121

Birmingham Western Health Center WIC Office 631 Bessemer Super Highway Birmingham AL 35228 205-788-3321

Morris Health Center WIC Office 586 Morris Majestic Road Morris AL 35116 205-933-4242