Contact Information
2230 Fourth Avenue , Birmingham, Alabama 35203, United States
Detailed Information

First Light is a non-profit organization and a Center for homeless women and children in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. First Light was started in basement of First Presbyterian Church in 1983. It is their mission to create hospitality in a safe and nurturing community. The shelter provides services which includes emergency, legal, housing, support and children’s services.

Emergency Services

First Light provides emergency services such as case management, crisis intervention services, domestic violence education, emergency shelter, safety planning, food and clothing.

Housing Services

First Light caters housing services that involves alternative housing counseling, permanent individual housing, transitional individual housing and transitional family housing.

Support Services

First Light offers support services comprising goal planning assistance, health and wellness programs, job skills training, medical accompaniment, onsite medical services, spiritual services, resources and referrals.

Children Services

First Light favors children’s services taking in pet therapy, school liaison and summer camp.


First Light welcomes women, elderly, individuals and families.


First Light accepts deaf, developmentally disabled, disabled, immigrant, LGBTQ, military, prostituted persons, rural, trafficked persons and trans women/men.

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