The Northeast YMCA became part of the Roebuck community in 1965 when Roebuck was a thriving Birmingham suburb and a destination for shopping, dining, and other family-based activities. Today, Roebuck has fallen into a state of violent crime and economic depression, ranking near the bottom of Birmingham’s 99 recognized neighborhoods in several life-altering categories.
Roebuck residents, especially those with low to moderate incomes, need access to a variety of opportunities and services that many of us take for granted. Among the most urgent needs:
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham will lead a transformational effort to address these areas and bring a sense of rebirth and revitalization to Roebuck, thanks in large part to a collaboration with two well respected partners, Habitat for Humanity and Christ Health Center
The Northeast YMCA will undergo a renovation that will transform the facility into a true community resource center with surrounding amenities that will offer the following:
A partnership with Habitat for Humanity will create a path to homeownership:
Christ Health Center will address health inequities in children:
In addition, Impact Family Counseling and The Crisis Center will provide onsite services to address the counseling and mental health needs of families in the Roebuck Community.
Northeast Youth Center
628 Red Lane Road
Birmingham, AL 35215