about us

OUR MISSION

Helping people move from crises to self-sufficiency in Shelby County.

OUR GOAL

To provide the basic needs of people in crisis, helping them achieve self-sufficiency and empowering them to make positive contributions to their community.

CONTACT US

160 Shoshone Drive

Montevallo, Al 35115

(Mailing: P.O. Box 18)

​Phone: 205-665-1942

Fax: 205-665-7855

office@shelbyemergencyassistance.com

HISTORY

Shelby Emergency Assistance began in 1973 through the efforts of local individuals concerned about the needs of others in our community.  These individuals, working as volunteers, developed the basic philosophy that guides our services today.  In 1977 the agency became affiliated with United Way of Central Alabama, which led to our expansion of services to cover all of Shelby County.  Since that time, SEA has continued to develop a comprehensive array of services directed toward providing basic needs and promoting positive change.

Our Director

KAREN PENDLETON HAS BEEN THE DIRECTOR OF SHELBY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE SINCE 2008.

"At SEA we see people who are at the most difficult time in their life – struggling to feed their children, put a roof over their heads, or keep the electricity on.  Our goal is helping them through the crisis. In the process, they are able to learn new skills, have more resources and reach the point of meeting their needs."   Karen Pendleton

OUR TEAM

HETTIE WAGNER

Social Services Director 

CINDY POPE

Education Coordinator 

LAKEESHA GRIMES

Case Worker

NICHOLAS PRESTON

ESG Housing Case Manager

HILLARY FRANKLIN

STEP Coordinator

GAIL KNIGHT

Office Assistant

Board of Directors

Tim Alexander, President

Jim Hicks, Vice President

Adele Nelson, Secretary

Herschel Hale, Treasurer

Chris Brannon, Past President 

Karl Lee

Amiee Mellon

Tami Pickett

Bobby J. Pierson

Erica Roberts