Agency Profile


Phone: 205.322.6854
Detail: Provides shelter, food, clothing, and supportive services to homeless women and children.
2024 Allocation: $322,977

Pathways provides for the immediate and long-term needs of women and children experiencing homelessness in downtown Birmingham.

Its core program, the Day Center, offers a safe place where women and children who sleep on the street or in emergency shelters can come during the day to receive a hot meal, shower, do laundry, and receive new clothing and hygiene products. The Day Center offers life skills and employment readiness classes as well as access to case management services with a licensed Social Worker.

Pathways also operates two overnight shelter programs: Safe Haven, a permanent, supportive housing program for chronically homeless women with a serious mental illness diagnosis; and Stepping Stones, which provides shelter for up to nine months to single women and women with children while they break down barriers to economic stability and permanent housing.


Empowering women and children on their path out of homelessness through hospitality, housing, and hope.


A Birmingham free of homelessness.


The longest running shelter for women and children in Birmingham, Pathways has been operating continuously since 1985, when two agencies, Birmingham Partnership to Assist the Homeless (PATH) and Bread and Roses Hospitality formed in response to the growing number of women and children experiencing homelessness in Birmingham. In 2003, the two organizations merged to become Pathways.

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Eliminating Future Obstacles for Children and Their Families

Pathways Early Learning Center is Alabama’s first licensed childcare center exclusively for children experiencing homelessness.

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