Upcoming Fundraising Events

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  • Current Needs for Firehouse Ministries

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

    Purchase your Father's Day 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 Van Campaign

    First- we are thankful for the miracle of noo one being seriously injured. Having said that, our van was a total loss due to a faulty transmission. We rely on this van to get our guests to and from medical appointments, etc. Any amount that you can give helps! If you are a church looking to upgrade your current transportation- please let us know!
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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.

Recent News

Stop, Drop and Run for the Firehouse

 We got through 2020 one step at a time. Now we are looking at the New Year as a starting line for the STOP, DROP & RUN 20/21 virtual race benefitting Firehouse Ministries. The challenge Read More >

Darwin McDowell – 2020 Employee of the Year

Each year the Firehouse celebrates our stellar staff by naming a select few Employees of the Year. In a year like no other, all of the Firehouse workers poured themselves into our guests day after Read More >

Get in Touch

Firehouse Ministries

626 2nd Ave N

Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 252-9571

Fax: (205) 403-5800

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