Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc.

                -Committed to equal opportunity, and providing services and advocacy to Alabama children and families in need since 1954


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Welcome to the Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc. web site. 

Headquartered in Auburn, Alabama, the Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc., (ACHR) administers programs such as Head Start and Early Head Start which address educational, nutritional, health and social services needs of children and families.  Information about ACHR and its programs can be found on our pages.

Please click on the link What's New for the latest news including links to pages such as Job Openings and the calendar.


CHANGE IN SUNSHINE SHOP schedule - April.  The Sunshine Shop will NOT be open Monday March 31. Instead, persons normally eligible to come Monday may come Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday and so forth.  The shop will be open all day on Friday for Thursday's group AND make-up day for anyone.

HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN UP.  If you have not done so, sign up for Health Insurance by March 31.  That is the last day.  You never know when something will happen and you will REALLY need it.  Even if you can't complete your application, get it started.  Go to  or call 800-318-2596.  Local help is available at Unity Wellness Center 2375 Champions Blvd Suite 100 in Auburn and at Care Network of East Alabama 1365 Gatewood Drive Suite 521, Auburn. Also at Children and Family Connection 910 13th Street, Phenix City.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE - Appointments open March 24 for APRIL. April is scheduled to be the last month for heating assistance.  We will open in June for those cooling assistance.  (The appointment scheduler will be open the last week of May for June appointments.)

When appointment again open, residents of Lee County can make (or change) an appointment by

        clicking and then following the instructions OR

        calling (334) 246-5266 and following the instructions. 

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF LEE COUNTY ELECTIONS.  The annual election for seats on Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc. Community Action Partnership of Lee County Board of Directors for citizens with low income will be held in April.  To make it easier to attend, there will be an election at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, at the Boykin Community Center at 400 Boykin St. in Auburn. There will be an election at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Darden Center at 601 S. 4th St. in Opelika.  The Board meets quarterly at 11:00 a.m. at our Opelika campus.   Persons from the low income community interested in serving on the board are welcome to come and participate in the election at either location listed above


Alabama is one of 34 states that require photo identification to vote.  You can use a valid Alabama Driverís License, non-driver ID (obtainable where driver's licenses are offered), employee IDs from federal, state, county, municipal or other governmental entity of the state, military ID, a student ID issued by an Alabama institute of higher learning or a tribal ID.  If you or someone you know does not have one, you can get one free from the Board of Registrars at the Courthouse.

To get a free photo voter ID, residents must present a document that contains their full name & date of birth (birth or marriage certificate), a document showing the voterís date of birth that can be verified by information on file with the state, document showing the person is a registered voter, or a document showing the voterís name and address as reflected in the voter registration record. Staff can access your birth or marriage certificate on-line to use to obtain a voter ID at no cost to you.

You must be registered to vote to obtain a free AL photo ID card or free non driver ID.  If you are in the Board of Registrars office, you may register to vote and apply for a free ID at the same time.

 Source:  Alabama Photo ID Guide

Contact Information

Telephone (all locations)       334-821-8336

Fax                                     334-826-6397

Address                              319 W Glenn Ave./P.O. Box 409, Auburn, Alabama, 36831

Center Locations

        Darden Center    604 S. 4th St., Opelika, AL

        Boykin Center     400 Boykin Ave., Auburn, AL

        Edelman Center    Red Fox Dr., Hurtsboro, AL 


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