Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) was founded in 1969 in response to urgent human and justice needs in the greater Birmingham area. GBM is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that provides emergency services for people in need and engages the poor and the non-poor in systemic change efforts to build a strong, supportive, engaged community and pursue a more just society for all people.
- Serving People: We provide food, clothing, and financial assistance to people in crisis. They in turn help us to understand and respond to emerging needs of the community.
- Building Community: We offer faith communities of Birmingham and Alabama the opportunity to serve, to learn about poverty and justice, and to act on their faith and be supported in advocating for justice.
- Pursuing Justice: We work alongside low-income neighborhoods and people to nurture community leaders, provide ongoing leadership development around issues, and bring new leaders into public decision-making processes that affect their communities.