About Us

Our Mission:To empower individuals, and the communities in which they live, with the skills and services they need to be responsible for their own well-being

The Values We Promote

  • Work
  • Discipline
  • Responsibility
  • Sobriety
  • Faith in God (or a Higher Power)

You can find additional information about jobs on our jobs listing page. We also have great opportunities for internships. Other information about our organization cab be viewed on our news section of the website.


Aletheia House is a community-based organization that has been providing substance abuse treatment and prevention services to low-income individuals, and the communities in which they live, since 1972. It is one of Alabama’s largest providers of substance abuse treatment, substance abuse/HIV prevention, employment services and affordable housing.

The organization was founded by a group of dedicated volunteers to address the needs of teens who were living on the streets in Birmingham, Alabama. They selected the name Aletheia because it means “truth” or “ to be truthful with yourself.”

The agency’s current Executive Director, Chris Retan, was hired in 1978. The Chief Operating Officer, Gloria Howard, joined the organization in 1991.

Aletheia House has received national and regional recognition for its programs including the Maxwell Award of Excellence from the Fannie Mae Foundation, the John J. Gunther Award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Certificate of Special Recognition from the Federal Housing Commissioner, and the Partnership Excellence Award from the Federal Home Loan Bank.

Board of Directors

Corlene Williams Jennifer Rankin Rena Ramsey
Benjamin Blass Robert Boswell Mayor Quitman Mitchell
Chris Kramer Melvin Harris Carol E. Clarke
Anoop Mishra Miree Tolbert Jr.
Scotty Colson Hon. Tom King Jr.
Carla Bugg Walter Robinson

Locations and Directions

  • Men's Services - 201 Finley Avenue West (205) 324-6502
  • Women's and Wellness Services - 3512 7th Ave South (205) 279-3999
  • Veterans' Services and Employment Training Programs - 2631 Ensley Avenue (205) 788-5122
  • Administration/Housing/Other Services - 201 Finley Avenue West (205) 324-6502

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1514 Birmingham, AL 35201 Fax: (205) 324-7810 Phone: (205) 324-6502 Contact Click on the blue colored pins to get directions to Aletheia House locations.

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