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First Light's 2024 Big Apple Gala will be held on April 25th at 6:00 PM. Click events for more information. 

Who We Are


  • First Light 2022 Virtual Gala Video

  • Sherry Webb talks abut the good that can come from our work.

  • 2016 video telling the story of being a First Light guest - from the children's perspective.

  • A video profile of three former emergency shelter guests who have moved forward through First light's permanenet supportive housing programs.

  • See candid video of life in the shelter with commentary by staff and volunteers.

  • Created specifically for showing at our 2007 First Light Gala, this video gives you a floor-by-floor look at our facility and includes interviews with key staff persons and inspirational stories from some former and current guests.

  • Several former guests share their stories of despair, and how they found hope at First Light.

  • Take a sneak peek into the normal daily routine of our guests.

  • This video was made in the late 1990’s as a way to educate the community about Birmingham’s homeless population and to garner support for the renovation of the Granada Hotel.