At SEA we see people who are at the most difficult time in their life – struggling to feed their children, put a roof over their heads, or keep the electricity on.  Our goal is helping them through the crisis. In the process, they are able to learn new skills, have more resources and reach the point of meeting their needs. 

Karen Pendleton

Shelby Emergency Assistance began in 1973 through the efforts of local individuals concerned about the needs of others in our community.  These individuals, working as volunteers, developed the basic philosophy that guides our services today.  In 1977 the agency became affiliated with United Way of Central Alabama, which led to our expansion of services to cover all of Shelby County.  Since that time, SEA has continued to develop a comprehensive array of services directed toward providing basic needs and promoting positive change.

GAIL KNIGHT
Office Assistant

AARON HANLIN
Social Worker

George Henry

Jim Hicks

Kyle Hood

Bill Lawson

Martha McMinn

Amiee Mellon

Marisa Owens

Tami Pickett


KIM REYNOLDS
Housing Case Manager

Chris Brannon, President

Tim Alexander, President-Elect
Jamali Davis, Vice President
Adele Nelson, Secretary
Herschel Hale, Treasurer
Charlene Tucker, Past President


our team

Contact us

3822 Hwy 25

Montevallo, Al 35115

​Phone: (205) 665-1942

Fax: (205) 665-7855

shelbyea@birch.net


History

KATIE COOPER
STEP Program Coordinator

our mission

Helping people move from crisis to self-sufficiency in Shelby County.

our goal

To provide the basic needs of people in crisis, helping them achieve self-sufficiency and empowering them to make positive contributions to their community.

our Board of directors

CINDY POPE
Education Coordinator

HETTIE WAGNER
Social Services Director

Our Director

KAREN PENDLETON HAS BEEN THE DIRECTOR OF SHELBY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SINCE 2008.