Permanent Housing Programs

Shelter Plus Care

First Light's reputation in the nonprofit community prompted the inception of our Shelter Plus Care program. We were asked to find funding for and begin a Shelter Plus Care program. This is a collaborative program combining the efforts of First Light, Pathways and the Jefferson County Housing Authority with First Light acting as the lead agency and providing the direct supportive services.

First Light has hired a Shelter Plus Care Social Worker as of Summer of 2007. This Social Worker is assigned the daunting tasks of:

Shelter Plus Care

In our holistic approach to ending homelessness, we have learned that supportive services are the key to achieving deeper and longer-lasting effects. The women we encounter on a daily basis have an inner strength which, if nurtured, empowers them to make significant growth and change. It is to this end that the Social Worker directs all of her activities.

The Shelter Plus Care Social Worker conducts monthly Life Skills classes which the women in the program are required to attend. The Social Worker also makes regular home visits, phone calls and makes sure that the women recertify their housing vouchers each year.

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First Light
2230 Fourth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 323-4277
Fax: (205) 323-8362