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.


Now accepting applications for Head Start and Early Head Start for fall 2016 (some EHS slots may be open sooner).  If you are interested, you can pick up an application at any of our centers.  

We will have a few openings for HS and EHS Teachers and Teacher Assistants starting late summer.  If you are interested, please see the information on the  Job Openings page.


There is an error in the May Head Start Herald. 

ALL children, not just those going to kindergarten, are welcome to come to school as usual on May 31, June 1 and June 2nd. Our parent newsletter was in error when it indicated only graduates can come to school on these dates. We look forward to having your children in the center for those days. 


We will be open for assistance with Cooling bills starting the first full week of June.  The scheduler will open a week prior to the first appointment (May 30).  Please use the appointment scheduler, not the main ACHR phone number.  People at the ACHR number cannot make appointments.   

When we have energy assistance funds, the appointment scheduler will open on Monday the last week of each month so people can make appointments for the next month.  Even when appointments are fully booked, if someone cancels, an appointment will open.  If slots are full, please check back.

Residents of Lee County can make (or change) an appointment by either

        clicking and then following the instructions OR

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

Remember, the Auburn office has moved.  We are now at 950 Shelton Mill Road (the old City Church).


As many of you know, we had a truck with a lift that we used to transport in-kind and also other items.  Currently that truck is not working, and because it will be an expensive repair, it won't be for awhile.

As a result, we cannot pick up in-kind from homes. 

We cannot accept in-kind deliveries at our Auburn location because often we cannot then transport them.

Donors are welcome to bring donations to our Sunshine Shop (301 Avenue E -- behind Darden Center on 601 S. 4th) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00. 

We appreciate your patience, and very much appreciate your donations.


        Old cell phones with their chargers. Even cell phones that are not on a plan can dial 911. These are needed as emergency devices.

        Computers, preferably with Windows 7 or 8.  We could use more of these for classrooms.


We receive calls about vacancies in our apartment complexes.  We appreciate the interest in these complexes.  However, the information we have about vacancies is not always current.  Only the apartment manager knows whether there is a current vacancy, or if a vacancy is expected, and in what kind of apartment (number of bedrooms, handicapped access etc).

Please click to link to the Housing page.  Near the bottom of the page, there is a list of contact information for each of ACHR's Affordable Housing complexes.  

Contact Information

Telephone (all locations)      334-821-8336

Fax                                     334-826-6397

Address                              950 Shelton Mill Road/P.O. Box 3770, Auburn, Alabama, 36831

Center Locations

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

        Frankie B. King Center     950 Shelton Mill Road, Auburn, AL

        Edelman Center    Red Fox Dr., Hurtsboro, AL 


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