YWCA Central Alabama’s Housing Department is committed to providing excellent housing and supportive programming for women, children and families within Central Alabama. We work every day to ensure equal and fair access to a variety of housing types to accommodate multiple needs, and we strive to uphold the dignity of each person we are privileged to serve. YWCA Central Alabama has a variety of temporary and permanent housing options for individuals and families. Visit any of the following links below to learn more:

shelter for victims of domestic violence

If you are fleeing a domestic violence situation, contact the YWCA's 24 hour Crisis Hotline immediately at 205.322.4878, or call the statewide hotline at 1.800.650.6522. 

YWCA operates two shelters at confidential locations in Jefferson and St. Clair counties for women and children fleeing abusive homes. Our counselors help them make safety plans, obtain jobs or job training and work toward independence and self-sufficiency. These shelters serve Blount, Jefferson and St. Clair counties. To learn more, click here.

housing for families in crisis

If you are experiencing homelessness and are either a two-parent family with children, a single mother with at least one male child 10 years old or older, or a single father with children of any age, you may be eligible for emergency housing through the YWCA’s Interfaith Hospitality House.  To learn more, click here. For immediate assistance, please call Interfaith Hospitality House at 205.591.4302.


permanent housing

-permanent housing for single women

The YWCA offers one-bedroom affordable permanent housing for low-income single women pursuing a life of stability and independence.

-permanent housing for single women with children

The YWCA Central Alabama offers affordable housing opportunities for low-income single women with children (no male children over age 12) pursing a life of stability in a safe and nurturing environment.

-permanent housing for single men or women with or without children, and families

Our newest housing initiative includes new and renovated apartments in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham. This urban neighborhood revitalization known as YWoodlawn is driven by the demand for safe, decent and affordable housing in the Woodlawn neighborhood. YWCA works in partnership with the community to create a healthy and sustainable environment for individuals and families. If you are single, a single parent with children or a two-parent family, you may be eligible for the YWCA’s income-based permanent housing in Woodlawn, which offers two-and three-bedroom apartments. To find out more, click here

-permanent housing for seniors and disabled individuals

YWCA Central Alabama offers a continuum of residential programs for seniors and disabled
individuals. We operate two permanent housing facilities specifically tailored to the needs of this population in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood and Homewood, Alabama. 

-permanent housing for developmentally disabled individuals

If you or someone you care for is developmentally disabled, you may be interested in learning more about YWCA’s mainstream housing, which provides rental housing in St. Clair and Jefferson counties. For more information, contact the housing office by email here or by calling 205.322.9922, ext. 178.

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