Located 90 minutes south of Birmingham in the middle of Alabama’s Black Belt lies the rural town of Greensboro where the Burroughs family has lived for generations. Greensboro is in Hale County a majority-minority county with some of the state’s highest poverty and lack of investment. Here, Mrs. Theresa Burroughs joined the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s while she raised her four children, the oldest of whom has a developmental disability. Now her youngest daughter, Toni Love, has committed to caring for her sister and other women like her by creating a group home on property that has been in their family for close to a century. Theresa Burroughs Residential Living is a 501(c)3 with a mission to be the preferred senior living provider for senior women with developmental disabilities.

Creating this caring community depends on the generosity of individuals, foundations, public partners and corporations.  We are proud to have Alabama Power Company and the Daniel Foundation as major contributors, along with the Tombigbee RC & D Council to help us bring resources to this underserved area of the state. Residential care for people with developmental disabilities in Alabama is in high demand, and respite care is crucial for families caring for loved ones in their homes. The women we will serve are older, and their families work hard to give them the care they need.

Research shows there are approximately 3,000 people with Developmental Disabilities on the waiting list. TB Residential Living is gathering support, assembling a team and earning the credentials needed to operate a group home with four long-term care rooms and one for respite care. Plans are to begin services in 2024, opening spaces for women across the state. We are seeking donations to help cover the costs of providing shelter for this population. Give the gift of shelter during this holiday season!

Together, we can secure housing and care for senior women in need.  Donations can be made via our website www.tbresidentialliving.org or mailed to:

Theresa Burroughs Residential Living, Inc.

P.O. Box 753

Greensboro, AL 36744

 

GoFundMe:  Theresa Burroughs Residential Living

You will be contributing to the FIRST house of this kind in Greensboro and we thank you.