New Heights Community Resource Center
New Heights Community Resource Center officially opened its doors on January 18, 2023 and is the first facility of its kind in Alabama. Tuscaloosa City Schools has partnered with local service agencies to create a one-stop wrap-around service center for TCS students, their families, and the greater Tuscaloosa community. The 10 community partners housed within the facility include: Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, Disability Rights and Resources, Five Horizons Health, PRIDE of Tuscaloosa, Literacy Council of West Alabama, Tuscaloosa Reads, Boys and Girls Clubs of West Alabama, Kristen Amerson Youth Foundation, Parents as Teachers and Fuerza Multicultural. Additionally, West Alabama Food Bank and Schoolyard Roots will provide goods and services on site.
Our partners will provide mental health and wellness services, relationship classes, drug and alcohol abuse prevention services, home modifications and transition services, disability support services, homelessness prevention services, food distribution, suicide prevention, literacy training, and tutoring and mentorships, among other needed services.
The Lift, a no-cost necessities shop for students and families referred by TCS social workers is housed at New Heights as well. Food, toiletries, bedding, cleaning products, school supplies, home goods, and more are available at no cost. Brand new clothing, shoes, and accessories are also available in a boutique setting.
As New Heights grows, community programming will be offered by our partners, as well as outside agencies. Dreams for New Heights include an accessible community playground, a community garden, adult literacy and GED classes, nutrition and cooking classes, tutoring, and summer programming for youth. For more information about donating to New Heights or partnering with us, please contact: Tesney Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ashley Ferry (email@example.com)