Mental Health Services

Organization and Responsibilities
Piper Place, also known as The Mental Health Association of Central Alabama (Mental Health Association) is a program of the Crisis Center, which is 501(c)3 non-profit agency in Birmingham, Alabama. The Mental Health Association (as a program of the Crisis Center) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who represent the community at-large. 
The Mental Health Association's Mission

It is the mission of the Mental Health Association to assist consumers who have a diagnosis of a serious mental illness with improving their quality of life and help to achieve their desired mental and behavioral health outcomes. We do this through a rehabilitative day program offered 5 days a week to qualifying individuals who desire to get more out of their recovery. Each consumer participates in an individualized rehabilitative program in accordance with his or her personal needs, goals, and level of ability. Consumer satisfaction is a primary indicator of quality services.

A secondary mission of the Mental Health Association is to advocate for improved mental health services for all residents of Jefferson, Blount, St. Clair, Walker, and Shelby Counties. As a part of this, we also work to provide education, consultation, information and referral, and prevention services to the community.

Piper Place, has two locations.

Our main location is at the old McCoy United Methodist Church in Birmingham.


We also have a second location: Piper Place West in downtown Bessemer, Alabama

If you have more questions about Mental Health Services, contact Mike Falligant, our Director of Mental Health Services, at (205) 323-7785.

The Mental Health Association is an affiliate of Mental Health of America. For more information, please visit