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Photography credits by Billy Brown & Sara Walker

PROVIDING AFFORDABLE INDEPENDENT LIVING SINCE 1979

Nestled among the homes, parks, and businesses of Birmingham's Southside, Episcopal Place serves as a model for providing affordable, independent living for a rapidly growing elderly population.  Our unique partnership between government, the faith community, and the nonprofit sector allows Episcopal Place to meet the needs of today's seniors who want to age at home, remain independent for as long as possible, and live not just longer, but better lives.

The impetus for the building of Episcopal Place was an elderly Episcopalian woman who wrote to Alabama Diocese Bishop Furman Stough over 30 years ago saying she could no longer live by herself and had no place to go.  Her plea echoed the plight of other low-income seniors overwhelmed by the costs and responsibilities of living alone.  In 1980, the Episcopal community formed a nonprofit organization to meet this important need.

Today, 150 residents reside in our 141 apartments and the mission of Episcopal Place remains the same - to provide to senior and disabled adults with restricted income, affordable housing and access to supportive services in a home-like environment.  Residents at Episcopal Place come from all religions and ethnic groups, making it an exciting and diverse community.