Community of Lights

Monday, March 8, 2021 - Thursday, May 6, 2021

Collectively over the last four years, 80 Torchbearers, with the help of 4,500 individual donations, have raised over $1,000,000 toward our goal of $1.25 million.

To celebrate and commemorate the JLB’s 100th Anniversary, we will provide One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center the lead gift to acquire and remodel a space for operations. The commitment to One Place is a minimum of $1.25 million over a total of 5 years.

This effort kicked off in 2017 in partnership with 20 Torchbearers who passed their torches to a new set of committed advocates in 2018. And the cycle continued in 2019 and 2020 and have recently been passed to the 21 Torchbearers that will raise money in 2021.

One Place is a center providing coordinated services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through a team of agency professionals who work together under one roof. Currently service agencies include: The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, YWCA Central Alabama, Crisis Center, Inc. – Rape Response Program, and the Birmingham Police Department. One Place offers forensic nursing for victims of sexual assault, civil and criminal legal counseling, emergency housing placement, job placement, public benefits assistance and safety planning.

Visit communityoflights.swell.gives to donate now through May 6,2021 and be a light for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.