First Light - for Women And Children

2230 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Class of Housing/Services: Emergency shelter for homeless women and women with children.

General Information:
The Emergency Overfow Shelter Program is the only shelter in Birmingham open 24 hours a day for women and women with children who cannont access other shelters after normal business hours or who do not qualify because of mental illness and/or active substance abuse. For more information contact First Light or visit the First Light website. Emergency shelter for homeless women and women with children. Permanent supportive housing for disabled or mentally ill women. Case management and counseling. Beds: 36 emergency shelter, 8 permanent supportive housing.

Helpful Definitions For First Light - for Women And Children:
Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

How To Volunteer at First Light - for Women And Children:
Be a volunteer. Call First Light - for Women And Children at 205-323-4277 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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