My Place Child Development Center was developed in 1989, as the Better Homes Foundation selected the center as one of its nine initial grantees. Through My Place, Birmingham Health Care has been providing services to children from six weeks to school age for more than a decade. These services are provided to homeless, at-risk, special needs children, and welfare-to-work recipients. As part of an innovative and comprehensive child development program, parents receive social services and instruction in parenting skills. Coming from such adverse living situations, the children often incur various developmental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. With a trained Mental Health Counselor, Birmingham Health Care offers services such as:
• Developmental therapy
• Art therapy
• Play therapy
• Psycho-educational Assessments
My Place Child Development Center is licensed by the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Through funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, Birmingham Health Care’s Food Services program is able to offer the children of My Place Child Development Center two snacks and two hot meals a day. Participants in BHC’s work training, and substance abuse programs are also served lunch daily.