Where We Serve

Wiregrass Children’s Home provides a safe haven for neglected and abused children throughout seven counties in the Wiregrass area of Southeast Alabama. Their presence affords these children the loving support they so desperately need in the midst of their crisis, as well as a window of hope and a promise for a better tomorrow.


WCH is the only licensed emergency shelter in the Wiregrass area providing care to children birth to 18 years of age.  Their goal is to extend as much love and comfort as possible during this critical time in a child’s life, reaching out to meet their every need whether it be physical, spiritual, emotional or mental.


Since opening our doors in 1989, the Wiregrass Children’s Home has served more than 700 children; some for only one night, yet others for multiple years.  They are capable of caring for up to 10 children at any given time, with placement being coordinated through referrals from the Alabama Department of Human Resources.  WCH welcomes boys and girls, as well as siblings, providing the first step to a new life and the rebuilding of a new future.


The Wiregrass Children’s Home ministers to abused and neglected children of the Wiregrass Area. Along with providing food, clothing and shelter to those children, WCH believes in offering a happy, loving and secure Christian environment – ultimately a Bridge to Brighter Futures.



Current Needs:
Cleaning Items: Paper Towels, 40-75 Gallon Trash Bags, Windex, Pledge, Dusting Spray, Dishwashing Detergent, Laundry Detergent (powdered), Lysol/Clorox disinfectant spray, Lysol/Clorox cleaning wipes, Toilet Paper, Liquid Hand soap, Ziploc Bags (various sizes), Swiffer dry pads and cleaner.


Health/Hygiene Items: Band-Aids (various sizes), Neosporin Children’s Motrin, Tylenol, & Benadryl Hydrogen Peroxide, Ice Packs, Feminine Hygiene Products, Disposable Razors, Shaving Cream, Nail Polish Remover, African-American Hair Products, Travel First Aid Kits.


Food Items: 2% Milk, Butter/Margarine, Cheddar Cheese, Yogurt, Orange/Apple Juice, Fresh Fruits/Veggies, Frozen French Fries, Frozen Waffles/Pancakes, Frozen Chicken Nuggets, Frozen Pizza, Condiments (Ranch, Mustard, Ketchup, etc.), Dry Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Granola Bars, Sugar Free Drink Mixes.


Household Items: Bicycles for Children ages 9-13 years old, Neutral Colored Twin Sized Comforters, Children’s Clothing, Hangers, Stuffed Animals Storage Nets, Energy Efficient Light Bulbs, Batteries: AA & AAA, Organizational Bins/Baskets.


If you would like to donate any of these items, please call the Dothan office at 334-692-5100 or visit them online at wiregrasschildrenshome.org today!