HOW WE CAN HELP

Emergency Aid

If you are experiencing a time of economic hardship and are finding it hard to meet your family’s immediate needs, we can help. 

Ecumenical Ministries can offer assistance with food through our pantries, which are regularly stocked with non-perishable food items. When available, EMI's Gleaning program adds fresh baked items, fruits and produce. 

We also offer assistance with utilities, rent, medical services, transportation, prescription needs and other necessities. 

The Emergency Aid Centers serve the following communities:

Eastern Shore Office (251) 928-3430
Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Daphne, Malbis, Point Clear, Barnwell, Montrose, Belforest

South Baldwin Office (251) 943-3445
Foley, Elberta, Lillian, Magnolia Springs, Bon Secour
 

Please call the appropriate office to make an appointment with us, as emergency aid is only available after a full assessment of your needs. Review appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:30 am

 

EASTERN SHORE OFFICE

564 Fairhope Ave.
Fairhope,  AL  36532
Phone: 251-928-3430
Fax: 251-928-3902

Serves: Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Daphne, Malbis, Point Clear, Barnwell, Montrose, Belforest

 

SOUTH BALDWIN OFFICE

102 W. Spruce
Foley, AL 36535
Phone: 251-943-3445
Fax: 251-943-3452

Serves: Foley, Elberta, Lillian, Magnolia Springs, Bon Secour

 

Meals on Wheels

If you are homebound and unable to cook for yourself, we can offer nutritious, affordable meals delivered to your home Monday through Friday. Feel free to only sign up to receive meals on select days of the week or for all five days. 

Eastern Shore Office (251-928-3430)
Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Daphne, Malbis, Point Clear, Barnwell, Montrose, Belforest

South Baldwin Office (251-943-3445)
Foley, Elberta, Lillian, Magnolia Springs, Bon Secour

 

Home Repair

We know that owning a home can be expensive and there may be times when you require assistance with basic home repairs or long-term natural disaster recovery. Repairs can include roofing, flooring, plumbing, wheelchair ramp construction and other improvements that are necessary to keeping the home livable. Through grant funding and volunteer labor, we can help provide necessary repairs to homeowners that qualify for assistance. 

Who is eligible?

  • Property must be owner occupied and applicant must be able to show ownership.
  • Total household income is less than 50% of the county’s median income.
  • Be willing to earn “sweat equity” by working with volunteers or helping in the process depending on physical ability.
  • A mobile homes that is not more than 15 years old and the repairs needed to not exceed 50% of the trailers’ value.
  • Repairs needed are preventative in nature to keep the house from further deterioration.
  • We do not address problems with septic systems, sewers or central heating and air conditioning units.

All requests are processed through a committee evaluation process. Repair Baldwin’s ability to help homeowners is directly related to grant funding and volunteer availability. Repair Baldwin reserves the right to deny any repair job that is deemed beyond our scope, or isn't cost effective.

Applications can now be picked up around the county at: 

  • Christian Service Center- Gulf Shores (317 Dolphin Way)
  • Ecumenical Ministries, Inc.  Fairhope (564 Fairhope Ave.) & Foley (102 W. Spruce)
  • Catholic Social Services - Robertsdale (23010 Hwy. 59)

Or you can apply online here