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 opportunity to achieve their full potential. In addition to providing emergency shelter for women and their children, First Light offers permanent supportive housing for nine women with disabilities, individual case management by professional social workers, and day programs (such as Art Therapy and Bible Study).
Each Wednesday at 5 p.m., volunteers depart from campus with dinner prepared by BSC's cafeteria chefs. Upon arrival at the shelter, students converse with the women before serving dinner. Volunteers also plan and facilitate special events and activities for the residents, including BINGO, karaoke, make-over nights, and a field trip to a Birmingham-Southern football game.