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First Light Women's Shelter

First Light Women's Shelter provides a safe and nurturing community for homeless women and their children, encouraging them to maintain dignity, find hope, and seek opportunities to achieve their full potential. In addition to providing emergency shelter for women and their children, First Light offers permanent supportive housing for women with disabilities, individual case management by professional social workers, and day programs such as art therapy and Bible study.

Each Wednesday, BSC volunteers bring dinner prepared by BSC's cafeteria chefs. At First Light, students visit with the women staying at the shelter before serving dinner. Volunteers also plan and facilitate special events and activities for the residents, including bingo games, karaoke lessons, make-over nights, and field trips to Birmingham-Southern sporting events.

For more information, contact Jessica Froula (

First Light Women's Shelter

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900 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham, AL 35254

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