Welcome to Compassion21...

Compassion21 seeks to share the compassion of Jesus with people who are struggling spiritually, emotionally and physically.


As Christians we are called to love. To radically and simply love Christ and love people. 1 John 4:20-21 says if anyone boasts, "I love God," and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won't love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can't see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You've got to love both.

The Learning Centers are designed to offer hope to those trapped in hopelessness. To promote healing to those who have been hurt by society and generations of despair. To provide a choice to those filled with anger, rage and violence. A volunteer force of business professionals, homemakers, politicians, students, ministers and teachers collaborate to equip youth each week.

The C21 Chuck Headley Benevolence Center, in partnership with the Montgomery Area Food Bank, seeks to assist those in need by providing food items that will supplement their normal household food allotment. We serve our registered neighbors through food distributions most Tuesdays from 09:00-11:00 a.m. We register new neighbors on the first Tuesday of each month. Those wishing to register should arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. It is our hope that by serving our neighbors with the compassion of Jesus that they might be blessed for a better tomorrow.

Compassion21 seeks to share the compassion of Jesus with people who are struggling spiritually, emotionally and physically.  

Our programs are designed to create trusting relationships with our neighbors living in challenging environments in an effort to affect positive futures. Our core programs include benevolence, mentoring, community based learning centers and small group community evangelism.  


Compassion21 began in 1994 as the Montgomery Inner City Ministry. MICM still operates today as a part of the Compassion21 organization.

Ken Kilpatrick was the original founder and he is still active as the Executive Director. Compassion21 provides services to our low income/inner city neighbors particularly in Chisholm, Tulane Gardens, Gibbs Village East and West, Smiley Court and Paterson Court. All services are directed from our facilities at 2414 Lower Wetumpka Road.    

Population Served 

The target population is 4 to 18 year old children as well as their parent/s and/or caregivers in the communities listed above. The children are at risk of poverty, child abuse, crime-related activity and underachievement in school. Also, in most cases, the parent/s and/or caregivers need parenting skills, discipline skills and healthy life skills.      


Mailing Address:P.O. Box 156 Montgomery, AL 36101

Physical Address:2414 Lower Wetumpka Road, Montgomery AL 36110

(P) 334.269.1992       

Website – www.compassion21.org

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