It began as a vision. A heartfelt response to suffering and hopelessness.

In 2007 Birmingham businessman Ken Sanford led his men’s Bible study group to imagine a center where homeless men could get back on their feet. Rejoin society. Be empowered to lead productive lives.

The concept received support from all corners of the community. In 2010, Changed Lives Christian Center (CLCC) opened its doors and, as the name implies, began a life-changing Christ-centered outreach to Birmingham’s homeless and poor.

Since affiliating with The Foundry Ministries in 2014, CLCC serves as a pathway to independence for more than 175 men every year and provides essential care and services for the homeless from Birmingham’s streets. Situated on 14 acres, the campus consists of an administration building that includes a reception area, a conference and meeting room, an industrial kitchen and a dining hall. The dormitory has eight rooms that can house up to six men each, eight single rooms for center leadership, and two common areas with TVs, computers and comfortable furnishings.