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Women Helping Women

Thank you to Gretchen Birdwell for sponsoring this month's lunch. Learn more about Gretchen here.

Hear from women of charity at our November luncheon as we highlight three local charities that cater to women. You will learn more about their organizations, how they service women and what we could do to help. 

About the presenters:

Pathways offers a range of services for homeless women and children through their Day Center and Safe Haven programs, serving approximately 1,600 women and children annually. The Day Center, located in downtown Birmingham, meets the basic needs of street and sheltered homeless women and children by providing hot meals, clothing, showers, and laundry facilities. Pathways also provides case management and educational programs for guests.

Safe Haven provides permanent, supportive housing for chronically homeless women diagnosed with a serious mental illness. This program is the only one of its kind for women in Alabama and residents are welcome to stay indefinitely.


The Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International is a 501 (c) (3) organization of resident leaders and experts in food, beverage and hospitality. The group is dedicated to growing, creating, promoting, and sharing our local food culture through education, mentoring, advocacy, and philanthropy. This past year, Birmingham LDEI gave $10,000 in scholarships and grants to women of all ages who are studying or pursuing careers in food-related industries. The organization’s annual fundraiser, Southern Soirée, is held every October.

Since our beginning as a storefront chapel in 1944, Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc. (more commonly referred to as The Jimmie Hale Mission), has grown considerably over the years to become a multi-faceted ministry with several programs including a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs, learning centers and

“We provide a nurturing environment to encourage the physical and spiritual growth for women and children. Edify the Body. Empower the Mind. Elevate the Soul.”

-Jesse’s Place Mission Statement

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