Since 1980, our mission has been to provide the greater Birmingham area recovery community with a clean and safe environment to hold 12-Step meetings, and to gather socially in the spirit of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. We feel it is important to organize and hold ongoing social activities & functions for members to enjoy. Our goal is to use all funds over operating expenses to improve the clubhouse, or move to another location if we must.
Like many nonprofits and service organizations, JAFI was hard hit financially by COVID restrictions. JAFI stayed closed for periods to be compliant with local guidelines, particularly given the small physical space. Our income was limited, specifically from meeting group rent and coffee/beverage sales, which meant operating at a deficit. Our core monthly operating expenses (including rent, utilities, and payroll) are ~$6500+ per month. Our current income from operations is NOT sufficient to cover those costs. Even during "normal" years, JAFI has always relied on donations to help make ends meet. Your donations may be tax deductible as JAFI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
JAFI Average Monthly Expenses:
· Rent 540.00
· Waste Management 169.79
· Brinks Home Security 62.34
· Spectrum 190.00
· Birmingham Water Works 240.00
· Spire Energy 225.00
· Alabama Power 250.00
· ADP Payroll, Taxes and Fees 3200.00
· Neon One Customer Relations Management 95.67
· GoDaddy Web Hosting 64.67
· Rotorooter 200.00
· Supplies 800.00
Many of you have relied on JAFI for recovery over the years, even if you may not have been there for a meeting or coffee in recent times. We hope that you will be able to support JAFI in its "recovery" during this challenging time. We recognize that some people may be in a position to give more than others, and we will continue to be grateful for all donations, regardless of how large or small.
We have multiple ways to donate online with VISA/MC. You may also pay in person at our coffee bar where we accept cash, checks, VISA/MC, and spare change. We no longer accept PayPal or live chickens.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our manager, Chris J. or any of our board members.
Annual Membership of twelve months for the cost of eleven months plus a Coffee Card!