Exciting news! Our ribbon cutting will be February 13th, with an open house from 4pm-6pm. Please make plans to come see our NEW emergency shelter, located at 626 2nd Ave North. All are welcome to attend the open house.

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  • Needs List for New Shelter

    We are in need of items for the new shelter. Please click on the button link to see the entire list.
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  • Brick Campaign

    Purchase you Christmas Memorial Brick and we will send you a personalized certificate to present to your loved one. Your brick will be displayed in the new Firehouse Ministries Shelter.
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  • New T-Shirt Design $20.00

    Order your new Firehouse Ministries T-shirt today. Just follow the link to the donate page and put your size and mailing details in the text box and we will mail your new shirt.
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Capital Campaign

With your help, we can alleviate homelessness for many.

To give your financial support or to donate clothing, food, goods or your time, click the link below.

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The Firehouse Shelter

Firehouse Ministries serves the chronically homeless male population, men who traditionally have the most barriers and are the most expensive to serve, for both the nonprofit and the community at large. We have been open since 1983, and have stayed true to our original mission. We predominantly serve the Birmingham area, but our Street Outreach teams travel to surrounding areas throughout Jefferson County as needed. Addressing and meeting the needs in the area of emergency sheltering and housing is absolutely necessary to increasing the stability of our clients, with the ultimate goal of getting the men into permanent supportive housing. The Firehouse offers emergency services (soup kitchen open to everyone, clothing closet, case management, emergency shelter) and many housing options including permanent housing (64 beds), transitional housing (59 beds), and Safe Haven, which is housing for men with mental illness (24 beds). We are low barrier and serve those with no ability to pay.

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Supplies Needed for the New Shelter

  Cleaning supplies: glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, bleach, brooms, garbage bags, dustpans, paper towels, mops, etc. Clothing: boxers, belts, new or gently used blue jeans, black pants and black shirts, gently used shoes, dress shoes Read More >

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Firehouse Ministries

1501 3rd Ave N

Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 252-9571

Fax: (205) 252-9578

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