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Our mission is to work with homeless women and their children to create hospitality in a safe and nurturing community, to encourage them to maintain dignity, to find hope, to seek opportunity, and to grow spiritually, thereby achieving their full potential.

Welcome to First Light

First Light is a Center for Homeless Women and Children located in the heart of downtown Birmingham. It offers the only emergency shelter accepting homeless women and families 24 hours a day in the area. In addition to meeting the basic needs of our guests, we offer:

  • Individualized case management
  • Group sessions, Life Skills, Movie and Art therapies
  • A variety of activites, both fun and informational
  • Four permanent + one transitional housing programs
  • Most of all, a place of acceptance where guests can begin to regain dignity, hope and independence