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Children's Harbor

The Harbor Family Center provides families of seriously ill children a place to be themselves – to have fun and relax – while also receiving services, at no-cost to them, that make life a bit easier for the whole family. The Center provides a refuge – a safe harbor – for those children and families through counseling services, education services, family activities and respite.

Services for All Inpatients & Outpatients

  • Basic salon services for inpatient families
  • Basketball court
  • Business Center with computers, fax machine and copiers
  • Children’s activities & arts & crafts
  • Fitness gym (ages 16+)
  • Game Room with Air Hockey, Ping Pong, a claw machine, and more!
  • Laundry Services
  • Lending Library
  • Massage therapy
  • Nap Rooms

Services for Outpatients/Families with Seriously Ill Children

  • Career Development
  • Counseling – child, family, group and marital
  • Education Services, including tutoring, IEP and 504 planning
  • Financial Literacy & Budgeting
  • Life Skills Coaching for chronically ill teens transitioning to adult care
  • Social Services

Contact Information

Phone: 205-638-6123

Location & Hours

Children’s Harbor Building, 2nd Floor (Main Street)
(between the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children and McWane, Dearth Tower)

Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday 10 A.M.- 4 P.M.


For more information about Children’s Harbor, Inc. and services at the Harbor Family Center, please visit www.childrensharbor.com.

**The Harbor Family Center is a department of Children’s Harbor, Inc., a separate 501©3 organization from Children’s of Alabama, which provides family-centered support services for patients and families on the hospital’s Benjamin Russell Birmingham Campus.