**Update: The Center for Women and Children will be closing June 2015.  The facility will reopen in the fall as The (new) Salvation Army Family Haven.

Haven House 5In order to best meet the needs of all Coastal Alabama families during times of homelessness, The Salvation Army’s Center for Women and Children (CWC) will be closing and transitioned into the new ‘Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama Family Haven’ facility.  The Salvation Army Family Haven will offer expanded services, which includes accepting both male and female single parent families as well as two parent families.

The tentative completion date for the transition is October 2015.  The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama is working closely with partner agencies to find housing for all families presently accommodated in the CWC facility during the transition.  Doors will remain open at the CWC until all families are housed.

The Family Haven will provide emergency housing for families who are without a home.  Families living in the shelter receive two meals a day, a bed for each family member, clothing and transportation, parenting classes, job preparation skills, child care  and permanent housing assistance.


The Salvation Army Center for Women and Children provides emergency housing for women and children who are without a home. Women living in the shelter receive two meals a day, a bed for each family member, child care, case management, clothing and transportation assistance, parenting classes and job preparation skills. We try to address immediate needs as well as underlying issues that brought the women to our shelter. The overall goal of the CWC is to end the homelessness of each woman, helping them get back on their feet and into permanent housing.

The CWC is the only shelter in Mobile and Baldwin Counties that allows the children to stay with their parent. Its a brand-new facility, that was rebuilt in 2010 after Hurricane Katrina flooding ruined the previous building.

Click Here for information about staying at the Center for Women and Children.