Cahaba Center - About Us

Director's Welcome

We are here to serve persons who are experiencing a mental illness or persons who have a developmental disability. Our main center is located in Dallas County, and we also have satellite offices in both Perry and Wilcox Counties. Our mission is to be responsive to the mental health needs of our community in a manner that respects individual dignity, promotes recovery, and enhances personal, family, and provider relationships. We are continually striving to improve the quality and outcomes of the services we are providing and welcome feedback from our community and the individuals and families we serve.

This website has been designed to provide you with information about our services, link you to other available resources, inform you of employment opportunities within our agency, and to post information for our employees. We hope you find it easy to use and helpful.

Cahaba Center for Mental Health has served our community since 1973.

Thank you for visiting our website and for your support of persons in our community who are experiencing mental illness or a developmental disability. To obtain specific information or assistance, our main number is (334) 875-2100.

Carrie Bearden, M.S., LPC

Executive Director

Our Mission

The Mission of Cahaba Center for Mental Health  is to provide quality mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services within the limits of available resources to the residents of Dallas, Perry, and Wilcox Counties.

Services are provided in a manner that respects individual dignity, promotes recovery, and enhances personal, family, and provider relationships.


Rebecca Long


Karen Pettaway


Patsy Dunagan

Secretary / Treasurer

Board Members

Anita Avritt

Nathola Beckton

Geraldine Burford

Ora Colston

Viola Daniel

Vera Davis

Lewis Fincher

Dorothy Williams Fitts

Evelyn Huff

Iris Judson

Theresa King

Kathy McVay

Darryl D. Perryman

Kennard Randolph

Vinnie Royster

Callie Sanders

Judy Schober

Faye Sheffield

Eldridge Stewart

Helene Taylor

Carolyn Thomas

Sheryl Threadgill-Matthews

Cicely Turner

Cindy Yeager