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Community Outreach

The Dumas Wesley Community Center is rooted in the Crichton community, which is one of the most economically disadvantaged populations in Mobile. The average family income among Crichton residents is less than $20,000 per year. The majority of clientele served by Dumas Wesley are living at or below the poverty level.

Dumas Wesley’s Neighborhood Outreach Program provides direct, on-going contact with residents of the Crichton neighborhood. Dumas Wesley serves as a liaison between neighborhood residents and law enforcement, city governmental agencies, and social service agencies. Additionally, Dumas Wesley coordinates regular community meetings held throughout the community and on-site at the Center.

The purpose of our Community Outreach Program is to:

  • Recruit and enroll children, youth, adults and senior citizens into the Center’s various programs,
  • Provide emergency assistance for qualified, low-income residents in need of food, clothing and utility assistance
  • Empower residents and clients to achieve self-sufficiency through financial literacy programs that encourage family financial management; reducing dependency on credit and increasing protection against predatory lending practices;
  • Serve as a liaison between neighborhood residents and law enforcement, city governmental agencies, and social service agencies,
  • Schedule and coordinate regular community meetings held throughout the community and at the Center, and
  • Encourage neighborhood residents to join and actively participate in community advocacy groups and volunteer leader workshops.

For more information please contact Kate Carver at kcarver@dumaswesley.org or 251.479.0649