The first thing to do if you’re at risk of becoming homeless is to contact a local shelter.
These facilities provide (semi) permanent housing to those in dire circumstances.
If you don’t need these services and would like to help these facilities, your donations are most welcome.
Whatever your situation might be, here are some homeless shelters where you can seek refuge or be helpful to the community.
AL Homeless Shelters Mobile
The Salvation Army Family Haven
The Family Haven is the lone shelter in Coastal Alabama that serves families with children of varying compositions, including those with only one parent present.
With the purpose of preserving family unity, transitional housing programs help families learn the skills they’ll need to find and keep permanent homes.
Up to 55 people representing 15 families call The Family Haven home on any given night.
The facility offers families in need a place to stay, food to eat, clothing to wear, and a helping hand, in addition to a safe haven.
All families receive customized support as they embark on a path toward independence, including help with goal-setting, learning life skills (including budgeting), improving communication, parenting, coping with stress, and finding employment.
Family Haven welcomes:
- Mothers with children
- Fathers with children
- Two-parent families
Visit: 2325 Boykin Blvd, Mobile, AL 36605
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Mission of Hope For Men and Women
The goal of Mission of Hope Ministries is to provide men and women with a new life in Christ after they have struggled with substance abuse by providing them with in-patient Christian treatment for three months.
They provide assistance at no charge.
Visit: 14970 Mission Road, Mobile, AL 36608
Waterfront Rescue Mission in Alabama
Clients of their program and other overnight guests can choose from 110 beds at the Waterfront Rescue Mission’s Mobile Campus.
Guests who aren’t part of the program have to pay $10 per month to stay at the Mission.
The Gospel is the foundation for their well-organized curriculum, instruction, individual and group counseling, and possibilities for transitioning into new careers.
Visit: 279A North Washinton Ave, Mobile, AL 36603
Call: (888) 853-8655
Related Reading: United Way Of South West Alabama – Click Here To Learn More.
Family Promise of Coastal Alabama Mobile
Family Promise of Coastal Alabama helps homeless families with children by providing them with a safe place to stay and emotional assistance.
They do more than just house homeless families.
They also help them figure out what caused them to be on the street in the first place.
To aid struggling families, they provide classes on financial planning, raising children, dealing with anger, and entering the workforce.
Families have an 85% success record in securing and maintaining safe, stable homes once they’ve acquired the life skills needed.
Visit: 1260 Dauphin St, Mobile, AL 36604
McKemie Place – Shelter For Women
At McKemie Place, women are served three meals a day and given a safe place to sleep.
Only women aged 18 and up who are homeless in Washington, Mobile, and Baldwin counties can stay in this shelter temporarily for the night.
They have 69 beds.
Related Reading: Fostering Together Gulf Coast – Click Here To Learn More.
Other Homeless Shelters In The Area
600 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609
Women In Crisis Shelter – Mobile
9030 broadus Loop Rd, Mobile, AL 36613
United Methodist Inner City Mission for Women (Temporarily Closed)
913 Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36603
Taking it By Force Women’s Weekend Shelter
3801C Street Stephens Road, Mobile, AL 36612
Related Reading: Others First Mobile Alabama – Get To Know More Here.
Homelessness is a hurdle to overcome, but the Mobilian community is willing to help by providing emergency housing.
If you are not in need of homeless shelters, consider donating to these supportive services.