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Chantil is a new resident in Pathways’ Safe Haven program, which provides permanent supportive housing for women with serious mental illness. Her story, told in her own words, beautifully illustrates the impact of homelessness on mental health, the power of hope, and the bravery of asking for help.

“I started panicking at first. I was at my wit’s end, there was no hope. I didn’t really have any family support. Most of my family has passed away, so it was just me and my son. Coming here gave me hope for the future.”

Read Brianna and Jericho's story of hope as they take their next step on the path out of homelessness.

Every day at Pathways, we are amazed by the strength and resilience of mothers experiencing homelessness. As Mother's Day approaches, we want to share the story of one mother in our Stepping Stones shelter program and her incredible dedication to keeping her family together.  

When people visit Pathways for the first time, we often hear comments like “I didn’t expect it to be so pretty in here!” We love hearing that you think our space is pretty, but it’s not just for show. We believe that the look of the shelter can actually quicken the path out of homelessness for our guests.

Pathways would not exist without the transformative and inspirational leadership of these strong women, and we are thrilled to honor them on this International Women’s Day. 

Join us on February 9, 2023 from 3:30-6:30 as we celebrate Pathways' 40 years of service to women and children experiencing homelessness.

Today, we celebrate Ramona's story of hope. You can give hope to other women like Ramona by donating to Pathways for Giving Tuesday.

In this video, you'll hear directly from shelter guests about what Pathways means to them. When you give to Pathways, you give hope to women and children experiencing homelessness.

Pathways is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Sumner is our new Executive Director! Jennifer is a passionate advocate for women and children experiencing homelessness. She moves into the role from her previous position as our Day Center Social Worker.

Pinke and Prynce's experience at Pathways.

Pathways Early Learning Center, Alabama's first childcare center exclusively for homeless children, now OPEN in downtown Birmingham

Congratulations Pathways Graduates! We are thrilled to share that 3 residents of Pathways' shelter programs graduated from the Hope Inspired Ministries job readiness and employment training program this week!

The COVID-19 pandemic altered daily life for everyone. Here are some ways Pathways grew its programs and changed its daily operations for the better.

With seven elementary school students staying in our shelter, Pathways staff quickly realized that providing laptops wouldn’t be enough to keep this group of energetic kids focused on e-learning. Now, the students at Pathways have their own classroom and tutor to keep them caught up on their schoolwork and add fun in-person activities to their day!

Pathways stands in solidarity with all those speaking out against systemic racism, both in our city and across the nation. We affirm the value of black lives and commit to seek justice and peace as we carry out our mission to empower people experiencing homelessness.

A message from Pathways' Executive Director, Carrie Leland, about our response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Safety, stability, and community – for two residents of Pathways’ Safe Haven shelter program, these were once unfamiliar feelings. Today, they share the remarkable story of how each of their paths out of homelessness led to a new life at Pathways – and lifelong friendship.

Are you looking to get involved in the Birmingham community? Come volunteer at Pathways!

Here is a collection of our most frequently asked questions about our volunteer opportunities and sign-up process to give you a better idea of what to expect when you first get involved.

The holiday season at Pathways highlighted the generosity of the Birmingham community, as dozens of businesses, churches, and individuals came together to donate their time, money, and resources to make spirits bright for homeless women and children.

The month of November was a busy one as weather turned colder and holiday donations began pouring in. Read how we helped women and children experiencing homelessness this November.

Staff at Pathways have seen the urgent need for homeless childcare firsthand, and we decided to do something about it. In early 2020, we will open a child development center in the upstairs of our building, exclusively for homeless children.

Jasmine is a single mother with five small children. Here is her story of raising a family in a homeless shelter and how she found hope through Pathways' Stepping Stones program.

In the month of October, Pathways provided services to meet the immediate needs of 248 women and children experiencing homelessness. From Clothes Closet updates to Halloween fun, it was an exciting month!

Most people would never imagine that the employee who hands them their food through the drive through window stays in a homeless shelter, but Roteasha is one of several women in Pathways’ shelter programs who go to work every day in restaurants, grocery stores, and businesses around Birmingham.

The monthly summary of Pathways' Day Center activity, events, volunteer impact, success stories, and more!

The numbers are in...August was a busy month in the Pathways Day Center!

Participants in Pathways’ 21st Annual Sporting Clays competition at Selwood Farm started off Labor Day weekend with a bang, raising over $16,000 to help women and children experiencing homelessness.

"I try to be a positive person, to let people know that you can come off of drugs and alcohol. You don't have to live the life you're in."
The story of Lynda, a Pathways Day Center guest, and her journey from homelessness and addiction to housing and hope. After eight years of homelessness across 3 different states, Lynda prepares for her own apartment and shares her dreams for the future.

Pathways is excited to announce that we will be launching our new blog right here next week!
Check back on Monday, August 26, for our first post.

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