What We Do

Day Center

The Day Center provides daytime emergency shelter and basic services to women and children experiencing homelessness. This includes showers, laundry facilities, warm meals, clothing, hygiene products, and other items needed by those living on the streets.

In addition to providing basic needs, Pathways offers a computer lab, case management, life skills, and educational classes to Day Center guests. The Day Center provides stability, basic dignity, and nourishment of the body and soul. Unsheltered women and children, whether sleeping outside or in a place not meant for human habitation, are eligible to utilize the Day Center.

Day Center Hours:
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. **Open 365 days a year, all weekends and holidays!**
Day Center hours may be extended during inclement weather.

For more information on the Day Center, call us at 205-322-6854 or email [email protected].

Safe Haven

Safe Haven is permanent supportive housing for single women experiencing homelessness with a severe mental health diagnosis. The program can house up to 10 women at a time. 

Residents have private bedrooms in a home-like environment where they receive supportive services to help them build skills they need to live independently. Safe Haven is staffed 24 hours a day and provides daily medication assistance, weekly case management, and transportation assistance from a social worker. For residents who are unable to live independently, Safe Haven provides a permanent home. 

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones offers overnight emergency shelter to unaccompanied women and mothers with children alongside supportive services designed to assist them in breaking down the barriers to regain economic stability and permanent housing. Stepping Stones has the capacity to house 25 women and children nightly in a residential living space.

Basic needs such as food, clothing, personal care items, and diapers are provided. Each shelter guest creates an individualized case plan and meets weekly with a social worker to make progress towards their goals. Since the path out of homelessness is different for everyone, each woman and family’s length of stay is determined by their individualized case plan.

Pathways works with the local rapid rehousing programs and housing voucher assistance programs to help guests access permanent housing.  Guests have access to the life skills, employment readiness, and financial literacy classes provided through the Day Center.

Early Learning Center

Pathways Early Learning Center opened on November 1, 2021 to provide high quality childcare to those who need it the most and can afford it the least: families experiencing homelessness.

Pathways ELC is a Montessori-inspired licensed childcare center. The ELC provides easily accessible childcare to children 8 weeks to 5 years old, free of charge, from their first day of homelessness. ELC teachers are trained in trauma-informed care and design individualized social emotional curriculum for each child to help them build resiliency. Children enjoy a safe, nurturing space where they are free to be kids and find a respite from the difficult realities of homelessness.

Early Learning Center Hours:

Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm

Email [email protected] to refer a child.

Need Help?

If you are experiencing homelessness, please contact us at 205-322-6854 and ask to speak to a social worker. Speaking directly to a Pathways social worker is the best way to receive immediate help or a referral to an agency that can help.

You can also call the United Way’s 2-1-1 Connects Alabama line. Dial 2-1-1 to speak to someone who can refer you to health and human service organizations in your community.