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Victim Resources

Lee County District Attorney's Office

The Victim Services Division of our office offers a variety of services to those who have been a victim of a crime. This division helps individuals navigate the judicial process. The Victim Services Officers seek to assist victims from the time the crime is committed through the closure of the case and after. Our office wants to ensure that victims understand the process and their rights.

Our Victim Services Division will contact victims at the primary stages of the judicial process. To ensure that victims are receiving case updates, it is crucial that individuals keep our office updated on any changes in contact information; therefore, if your address or phone number change please complete the Victim Contact Form.

Additionally, the Victim Services Division aids victims in finding community resources that fit their needs. Whether it be: counseling, financial assistance, transportation assistance, or job readiness and much more.

We know that the judicial process can be lengthy and confusing. The Victim Services Division hopes to help makes this process as comfortable as possible. Do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns.

Victim's Bill of Rights List of Resources

List of Resources

Clothing Assistance and Thrift Stores

Christian Care Ministries

  • (334) 705-0505
  • 1000 Samford Court, Opelika, AL
  • Offers a clothing closet—call for an appointment

Goodwill Retail Store

  • (334) 275-4815
  • 3740 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL

Harvest Thrift Store

  • (334) 705-8858
  • 2510 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL

Mission Thrift Store

  • (334) 887-5433
  • University Drive, Auburn, AL (next door to Walmart Neighborhood Market)

Salvation Army Thrift Store

  • (334) 745-6459
  • 720 Columbus Pkwy, Opelika, AL
  • 1038 Opelika Rd, Auburn, AL

Counseling Services

Counseling Solutions of East Alabama, LLC

  • (334) 231-8035
  • 2108 Executive Park Drive, Opelika, AL
  • Counselors specialized in guiding those who have been the victim of a traumatic event.

Safe Harbor

  • (334) 844-7233
  • Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Safe Harbor primarily assists students and employees of Auburn University who have experience power-based personal violence, including dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment.

Rape Counselors of East AL, Inc                                                                                             

Domestic Violence Center

  • Offers counseling to those who have been a victim of domestic violence
  • (334) 749-1515

Alabama Baptist Maternity Care

  • (205) 945-0037

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • (334) 745-8405

Auburn Family Therapy

  • (334) 821-8631

Family Counseling Center

  • (334) 327-3238

Good Shepherd Counseling

  • (334) 821-3631

The Pastoral Care and Counseling Center

  • (334) 501-7829

Education, Job Training, and Readiness

Achievement Center

  • (334) 745-3501
  • 510 West Thomason Circle, Opelika, AL
  • Senior Community Service Employment Program for low income individuals ages 55 and older
  • Working Solutions Program for low income, out-of-school youths 16 to 21 years old.

Opelika Career Center

  • (334) 749-5065
  • 2300 Frederick Road, Opelika, AL

ACHR Family Service Center

Christian Women’s Job Corp

Goodwill Retail Store and Career Center

  • (334) 275-4815
  • 3740 Pepperell Pkwy, Opelika, AL
  • Offers resume assistance, helps search for jobs, allows public to use phones to call potential employers, organizes job fairs, and much more

Literacy Coalition

Southern Union Assessment Center

Central Alabama Works

  • (334) 300-8592
  • Ready-to-Work (Southern Union Community College): prepares those with limited education and employment experience for a career
  • Apprenticeship Alabama: partners with local business for participants to get on-the-job training and technical instruction while allowing workers to earn a salary

Southern Union Community College -Adult Education

Elder Care

Alabama Elder Care

Emergency Hotlines and Victim's Assistance

*2-1-1 Services*

  • 2-1-1
  • This service can link the caller to the appropriate party that will assist them with any of the below resources
  • Affiliated with the United Way
  • Offers 24/7 help with basic human needs, physical and mental health, employment support, support for senior citizens, children, and families.
  • Offers help during a crisis (such as tornado or hurricane) with emergency shelters, food distribution centers, grief counseling, clean-up crews, potable water, ice, and food, and emergency financial assistance.

Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission

  • 1-800-541-9388
  • This a service for VICTIMS ONLY
  • The ACVCC provides substantial financial compensation to victims for expenses for personal injuries including medical, funeral, and counseling bills.

Alabama Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-650-6522
  • Offers assistance to those who have been a victim of domestic violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)
  • Offers assistance to those who have been the victim of abuse and violence

VOCAL Angel House

  • 1-800-239-3219
  • Offers 24 hour crisis help
  • Assists victims of crimes and their families with crime scene clean-up, crisis and grief counseling, court hearings, and pardon and parole hearings.

Grocery Assistance

Christian Care Ministries

  • (334) 705-0505
  • 1000 Samford Court, Opelika, AL
  • Soup Kitchen every Thursday 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Food Pantry every third Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Pepperell Baptist Church                          

  • 2702 2nd Avenue, Opelika, AL
  • Food provided on the first and last Tuesday of the month in the Fellowship Hall from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Lakeview Baptist Church

  • (334) 887-7094
  • 1600 East Glenn Ave, Auburn, AL
  • Food pantry available on Mondays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Community Food Market of The Food Bank of East Alabama

Auburn United Methodist Church

  • (334) 545-4504
  • 137 S Gay Street, Auburn, AL
  • Offers a food pantry on Fridays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Smith Station Baptist Church

  • (334) 297-4932
  • 2500 Lee Road 430, Smith Station, AL
  • Food pantry available by appointment only

Pine Grove United Methodist Church

  • (334) 749-8874
  • 7235 US Hwy 29N, Opelika, AL
  • Food pantry available Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Area Agency on Aging (Lee and Russell County)

Angel Food Ministries                                                                                                                 

  • Auburn- The City Church (334)821-1692
  • Opelika- Pine Grove United Methodist Church (334)749-8874
  • Offers a $30 food box that is designed to feed a family of 4 for a week. EBT is accepted. Must call to order and arrange to pick up the box.

Food Stamp Office (Department of Human Resources)

  • (334) 737-1100
  • 1715 Corporate Drive, Opelika, AL

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

  • (334) 821-8336
  • 410 Boykin St, Auburn, AL


Legal Services of Alabama

  • (334) 826-6828
  • 2567 Fairlane Drive Suite 300, Montgomery, AL
  • Offers representation to low income individuals or families who needs assistance with evictions, SSI claims, social security, food stamps, family assistance, unemployment compensation, divorces, and other legal issues.

Veterans Affairs


  • The Lee County District Attorney’s Office suggests that all victims download the app, VINElink (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) or visit This app allows victims to have access at their fingertips to important information about each case, such as vail bond information and important court dates.

Local Shelters

Homeless Resource Network

  • 1-800-341-9371
  • Offers several programs to those who need shelter assistance and basic needs assistance (such as deodorant, toothbrush, feminine products, etc.)

His Place (Men)

Hosanna Home (Women)

House of Restoration (Men, Women and Children)

  • (334) 214-5522
  • 908 7th Avenue, Phenix City, AL

House of Mercy (Men, Women, and Children)

  • (706) 322-6463
  • 1532 3rd Avenue, Columbus, GA

Valley Rescue Mission (Men)

  • (706) 322-8267
  • 2903 2nd Avenue, Columbus, GA

Damascus Way (Women and Children)

  • (706) 653-2061
  • 1200 Eleventh Avenue, Columbus, GA

Domestic Violence Intervention Center (East Alabama Safe House)

  • (334) 749-1515
  • Offers a 24 hour crisis line, confidential emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, referrals to agencies and organizations that assist victims, support groups, and school based-violence prevention program.

Medical Assistance

East Alabama Mental Health

  • 1-800-815-0630
  • 2506 Lambert Drive, Opelika, AL
  • Offers service for mental illness, substance abuse, and intellectual disabilities

Unity Wellness Center

Women’s Hope Medical Clinic

  • (334)502-7000
  • 832 Stage Road, Auburn, AL
  • Offers pregnancy testing, STI testing, limited ultrasounds and prenatal care

EAMC Prenatal Clinic

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

  • 1-888-477-2669
  • Helps applicants obtain their prescriptions for free or at very low cost.

Rent, Utility, and Hotel Voucher Assistance

Salvation Army

  • (334) 826-0073
  • 1038 Opelika Road, Auburn, AL
  • Assists those in need with obtaining clothing, food, food vouchers, and hotel vouchers (if funding is available)

Auburn United Methodist Church

  • (334) 524-4828
  • 137 S Gay Street, Auburn, AL

Presbyterian Community Ministry

  • (334) 887-3777
  • 143 East Thach Ave, Auburn, AL
  • This organization employs a part-time coordinator, who meets with applicants for assistance and provides information and referrals to other community agencies to discuss and act upon any requests for aid.

Project SHARE (seasonal)

  • (334) 826-0073
  • 1038 Opelika Rd, Auburn, AL
  • Associated with Salvation Army, helps applicants with utility bills and other needs

Opelika SHARE (seasonal)

  • (334) 745-5540
  • Associated with Opelika Light and Power; applicants must be 55 or older or 100% disabled.

City of Auburn- Community Development Block Grant

  • (334) 501-7280
  • Applicants must live within Auburn City limits
  • Those who utilize Public Housing or Section 8 are not eligible.
  • Offers a Housing Rehab Loan Program which qualified applicants receive loans for major home repairs. Additionally, Emergency Housing Rehab Program funds grants that assist with small emergency repairs (applicants must live in the Auburn City Limits).
  • Offers emergency motel vouchers when the funds are available

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

  • (334) 887-9506
  • 100 Church Dr, Auburn, AL
  • Offers assistance to those in need

Opelika Housing Authority

Auburn Housing Authority

Habitat for Humanity

Timothy Manor

  • (334) 749-4400
  • 2016 Waverly Pkwy #300, Opelika, AL
  • Subsidized retirement living for those 62 years or older

Alabama Rural Ministry

  • (334) 501-4267
  • Repairs homes for the disabled, elderly, or low income individuals or families



  • (334) 749-9092
  • Transportation for little or no fee anywhere in the Lee or Russell County
  • Must schedule a “pick-up” one day prior

Johnson Express

  • (334) 745-7178
  • Offers transportation to medical appointments
  • Accepts Medicaid