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List of Farmers Markets by Alabama County.
Alabama Respite Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network (Alabama Respite) began as a project of United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville and Tennessee Valley, Inc. (UCP) in 2000 and now is a statewide program whose mission is to increase access to and availability of high quality respite resources for all caregivers in Alabama. 
Compassionate Friends: a support group for parents, grandparents and siblings grieving the death of a child of any age. Find a local chapter near you HERE.
Alabama State & Local Disability Related Services and Organizations contact information near you HERE.
FREE Alzheimer's Community Resources: complete list of support groups in your community. Community Resource Finder 
TRIAL MATCH: Please complete your Trial Match Profile TODAY! Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch is a free, easy-to-use clinical studies matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's, caregivers, healthy volunteers and physicians with current studies. Our continuously updateddatabase of Alzheimer's clinical trials includes more than 250 promising clinical studies being conducted at over 700 trials sites across the country. People with Alzheimer's, caregivers and healthy volunteers are needed today to participate in Alzheimer's and dementia research. When you join a clinical trial, you have an opportunity to participate in vital research that could change the course of Alzheimer's disease and improve the lives of all those it affects. To learn more about trial match click HERE.
The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SAR-TAC) is launching a new website to help fulfill its mission to strengthen self-advocacy for people with disabilities by supporting self-advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership.
North Alabama Area
Family Services Center (FSC) provides an array of anti-poverty and family strengthening programs in the greater Huntsville area, including affordable housing, homelessness prevention, job transportation, conflict resolution, financial literacy training, mental health & substance abuse counseling, and parenting support.
The Community Free Dental Clinic (CFDC) aims to provide quality FREE dental care and education to low-income, uninsured adult residents of Madison County. In addition to monetary donations we receive office supplies, tooth brushes, tooth paste and dental supplies. The clinic is operated by licensed, volunteer dentists from the local community, licensed nurses. For additional information: Ginger Finzel 256-426-8848 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
FREE Breastfeeding Support Groups: check out the FREE weekly breast feeding support services in Huntsville & Madison AL areas HERE.
FREE PFLAG Huntsville Support Meetings & Events: 
WHERE: United Church of Huntsville, 7906 Whitesburg Dr S, Huntsville AL
Monthly peer support meetings for members and supporters (families, friends, and allies) of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in the North Alabama area as well as social events.
FREE Holistic Health's Natural Health & Wellness Fair
Donation or free clinic for veterans, active duty, retirees, family members struggling with military related stress & traumatic stress symptoms. Contact: Christie Berry 256-801-9162 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
FREE Special Needs Kids & Parent Support
WHERE: UCP Therapy Center, 2075 Max Luther Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 
Join the United Cerebral Palsy of HSV & TN Valley for their Parent Group on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. for coffee and conversation. They are beginning a new parenting curriculum which focuses on special needs issues and we have some new programs to introduce as well. Parent groups are open to any parents/grandparents or other caregivers of children with special needs.
For more information: 256-852-5600
Making Connections: a parent led support group for families affected by autism spectrum disorders. On Facebook? Join their closed Facebook group.
Madison ALOHA: Offers unique academic enrichment programs like Abacus, Math, Reading/Writing, STEM programs, ACT Preps., FREE TEDed Club! for kids. 
Location: 540 Hughes Road, Suite 11, Madison AL 35758.
Contact: 256-251-5447 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Balavihar Huntsville-Madison 2017/2018 Enrollment: Balavihar provides children a spiritual and cultural orientation in their formative school years (K to 12) in a loving and joyous atmosphere. Weekly classes on Sunday mornings are held during the regular school year, organized by age groups. Besides Balavihar classes for children, an adult study group meets at the same time for spiritual growth. Late fee will be applied after May 7th. Contact:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
WHERE: Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, 1306 Cannstatt Dr., Huntsville, AL 
Citizenship classes are designed to help anyone interested in taking a path toward American citizenship. Assistance filling out citizenship applications forms is included in the class instruction. Morning & evening classes available. Child care is provided. No reservations are needed. For more information: 256-881-6882




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