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.

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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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.

Today, I met with the Montgomery Housing Authority to brainstorm how we can expand our work together. What a blessing this partnership is! For nearly nineteen years we have worked with the Housing Authority to bring hope and make a difference in the lives of the residents of Montgomery’s housing communities. Our “in the community approach” fits perfectly into the new direction of the Housing Authority.  This year marks the

“After my wife passed away, my kids and I moved to Montgomery from Boston, MA. During this difficult transition, Compassion21 has been there whenever we needed assistance.” Alphonso C. 

"Compassion21 helped us tremendously when we didn't know where else to go. The care and concern of Compassion 21 aided us greatly in our dire time of need." Margaret P.


You can make a diffence today.. Donate to help us reach those who are in need.. All donations are tax deductible.


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