Locations & Directions

The Crisis Center operates in the Spain Community Chest Building, also known as the United Way Building, which is located off Clairmont Avenue and on the hill opposite the Highlands Golf Course.

Attention SANE and Rape Response Clients. Construction on the interstate bridges downtown may affect your route to the Crisis Center's Main Office. Please see detour instructions below:

For clients coming from North of Birmingham (Gardendale):

Take 65 South to Exit 259-A(6th Avenue South)
Merge onto 6th Avenue South
Turn left onto 8th Street South
Turn left onto 8th Avenue South/ University Boulevard

Continue using Main Office directions.

For clients coming from West of Birmingham (Hueytown):

Take 59 North/ 20 East
Take the Exit for 65 South
Take 65 South to Exit 259 - A (6th Avenue South)
Merge onto 6th Avenue South
Turn left onto 8th Street South
Turn left onto 8th Avenue South/ University Boulevard

Continue using Main Office directions.

For clients coming from South of Birmingham on I-65 North (Hoover):

Take 65 North toward Birmingham
Take Exit 259 (8th Avenue South/ University Boulevard)

Continue using Main Office directions.

For patients coming from East of Birmingham (Trussville):

Take 59 South/ 20 West
Take Exit 126-A (31 South/ Red Mountain Expressway)
Take 8th Avenue South/ University Boulevard Exit
Turn left onto 8th Avenue South/ University Boulevard

Continue using Main Office directions.

 

* This closure will not affect those who use Highway 280 *

 

Office Address:
3600 8th Avenue South
Suite 501
Birmingham, Alabama
(205) 323-7782 - Business
(205) 328-6225 - Fax

Driving Directions to Office:

First, you must get on 8th Avenue South going eastward, with St. Vincent's Hospital on your right:

If you are on Interstate 65, take the 8th Avenue South / University Blvd. exit, going in an eastward direction towards UAB. Pass through the UAB campus and cross 20th Street Continue on 8th Avenue South, eventually going under Hwy 31 / 280 (the Red Mountain Expressway). You will see St. Vincent's Hospital on the right. Go to directions below.

If you are on Hwy 31 / 280 (the Red Mountain Expressway), take the 8th Avenue South / University Blvd. exit, going in an eastward direction. You will see St. Vincent's Hospital on the right. Go to directions below.

Pass the main entrance to St. Vincent's Hospital on your right, pass McDonalds on your right, and proceed on 8th Avenue South, going up and over the crest of the hill.

The road name will change from 8th Avenue South to Clairmont Avenue, but continue going eastward on the same road, going through the traffic lights.

When you reach the fork in the road, bear to the left and continue on Clairmont Avenue. You will see the Piggly Wiggly food store on the left.

Continue on Clairmont Avenue. A golf course will be on your right.

As you are passing the golf course, turn left onto 36th Street South.

Once on 36th Street South, go up the hill to the intersection and turn right onto 8th Avenue South. Once you have turned, the United Way Building will be on your left.

Go a short distance (approximately 50 yards), passing a long line of shrubs on the left, and take the first left turn into the Crisis Center's parking lot. As you enter the parking lot, you will see the double-door entrance to the Crisis Center on your left. The address is clearly marked as "501" in the glass panel above the doors.

A picture of the Crisis Center building is shown below, showing the Crisis Center sign to the left and the entrance doors on the right.

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