Putting an End to Homelessness

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707084_homeless_.jpgPutting an End to Homelessness

The following organization may be helpful for individuals in the Birmingham, AL area who are homeless and in need of assistance:

With the goal to rescue hope and save lives, The Firehouse Shelter provides a nurturing and caring environment that empowers the homeless men of Birmingham to reach their full potential. As the area's only homeless men's emergency shelter that does not have a specific time limit on the length of the stay, The Firehouse Shelter provides various programs to assist men in achieving success and ending their homeless. These programs include:

Emergency Shelter
• Only homeless men's emergency shelter with no time limit on length of the stay.
• Serves three hot meals and a snack daily to each guest.
• Case management worker assigned to each guest.

Feeding Program
•Birmingham's only agency that serves three full, hot and nutritious meals a day
•Lunch is open to anyone.

Day Shelter
•Largest Day Shelter for homeless men in Birmingham.
•Safe and sheltering environment open five days a week and on all inclement weather days.
•Provides access to laundry, showers, toilets, lockers, toiletries, weekly doctor's visit, and afternoon snack.
•Offers workshops and groups for self improvement and empowerment.
•Networks with other agencies for health, medical, educational and employment opportunities.

TEAM Program
•Substance abuse treatment program structured specifically for homeless men.
•Works with facilities throughout the region to provide clients with appropriate and timely treatment.
•Overnight guests must meet regularly with the case manager to determine needs and develop life plan.
•Works with available community resources to help end homelessness episodes.

Transitional Housing Program
•Assist men in transitioning from emergency shelter to permanent housing.
•Provides workplace transportation.
•Participants must meet weekly with Case Manager to monitor housing and other needs.
•Supervision 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
•Participants can stay up to 24 months.

STOP (STREET Outreach Program)
•Connects those living on the street with community resources to help achieve residential stability.
•Serves anyone and everyone who is living on the streets in the Birmingham area.

Permanent Supportive Housing
•A 32-bed apartment complex providing clients with supportive services needed to maintain housing.
•Allows intervention to prevent recurrence of homeless episode.

Safe Haven
•Alabama's only housing for homeless men with a severe mental illness.
•Provides food, clothing, laundry, storage, and basic health care.
•Non-intrusive, low demand environment helps clients reestablish trust and re-engage in needed treatment.


For additional information about the programs and services of The Firehouse Shelter or to receive assistance, call (205) 252-9571.


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