Each day in the Home of the Brave, thousands of American veterans have no place to call home.

Each night in America thousands of homeless veterans sleep on the street.

“For their service and sacrifice, warm words of thanks from a grateful nation are more than warranted, but they aren’t nearly enough. We also owe our veterans the care they were promised and the benefits that they have earned.” ~President Obama

“The idea that anyone who has worn our country’s uniform spends their nights sleeping on the ground should horrify us.” ~Michelle Obama

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
~Theodore Roosevelt

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.” ~Ronald Reagan

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. ~Theodore Roosevelt

On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind. ~Dan Lipinski

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Who we are

Three Hots and A Cot is a 501(c)3 organization. NOT a Homeless Shelter, but a Gateway to Independence.


Our Impact

In six years we have helped over 900 veterans move into affordable housing.

How do we do it?

By acquiring and managing temporary housing, meals, counseling, medical, dental and job placement services while ensuring their personal transition into a stable environment.

Our Homes

Houses we maintain for homeless veterans


Review some facts about us

Our Team

Meet the Birmingham, Alabama Team

Ways to Help

Various ways to offer financial support

We like to think of our group as one big family

Volunteers have played a large part in the success of our mission. We are proud that so many in our communities feel it is important to serve the needs of homeless veterans. We depend on our volunteers in so many ways. We invite you to join our family.

Tell Me More

Client Testimonials

Mike Ward

"...it's hard to get a helping hand these days, which makes 3 hots a really great, and sometimes life saving program for all of us vets, I do greatly appreciate what they do and did for me."

M Tucker

"I'll always be thankful. I wish everyone could come come through Three Hots but I know there's not room for everyone..."

Mark C

"This program gradually builds you up, and as long as you work the program, it'll work for you. I came out much better than when I went in and I'd recommend it to anyone."

Anthony H

"Being at 3 hots, gave me time to clear my head, relax and get the medical help that i required to be self sufficient...Thanks, you have inspired me to action."

Community Service

American Legion Post 171

Through Labor Day, American Legion Post 171 invited folks to experience BBQ & fixins' American Legion style! We helped prepare and serve.
Read More

Operation Gilmore

Barbara Gilmore contacted us not long ago. She's a widow of the late James Edgar Gilmore, a US Air Force veteran who passed away in 2010. We did some repair work on her house.
Read More

Patriot’s Day at CLCC

We went out to Changed Lives Christian Center on Patriot's Day 2016 (9-11) to help feed the homeless with Clearbranch UMC.
Read More

Operation Jarvis

Three Hots and A Cot took an opportunity to honor the late Bob Jarvis’ service to our country. We did some repair work and house painting.
Read More

Upcoming Events

World War 2 Army Helmet Raffle

We are raffling a WW2 Army Helmet signed by Veterans of the Gulf War and Post 9-11 Veterans. Tickets for this raffle are only $1.00 each!
Read More

Belk Charity Sale and Pre-Sale-

Belk Stores are about to discount merchandise store-wide to benefit local nonprofit organizations. Three Hots and A Cot is participating!
Read More

Wreaths Across America

We will place wreaths on veteran gravestones at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Birmingham this December.
Read More

A TV Raffle For Veterans

Ann's Flowers in Bessemer supports Three Hots and A Cot and helps homeless Veterans!
Read More


Bandit Jeannie

Bandit Jeannie donated 2000 "pieces of candy" to serve our veterans for Halloween this year (2016).
Read More

Assistance League of Birmingham

Our veterans were pleased to have clothes donated that were nice enough for job interviews.
Read More


Boy Scout Troop 355, Cub Scout Pack 355 and Girl Scout Troop 20158 of Piedmont Alabama donated clothes, hangers, shoes and assorted household items.
Read More


The Daughters of the American Revolution offered food, supplies and a monetary donation to us!
Read More

Clearbranch Bake Sale

Clearbranch United Methodist Church hosted a Bake Sale for our veterans on Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 and donated the proceeds.
Read More

Clearbranch UMC

Focused On Veterans, Clearbranch United Methodist Church in Trussville has a Missions Corner in their lobby where Three Hots and A Cot's mission gets highlighted!
Read More

Individual Supporters-Melissa

Melissa Springston came out to our Springville Rd Veterans Center and presented a donation!
Read More

Lowe’s Heroes

Lowes Heroes come out to donate materials and do some repairs and replacements for us.
Read More

Kindred at Home

Food collected from an annual food drive sponsored by Kindred at Home in conjunction with Three Hots and A Cot. Delivered to our Saint Benedict's Veterans Center.
Read More

Individual Supporters-Darlene & Wanda

Two of our supporters, Darlene Nelson Coyne and Wanda Parsons Chandler, are hosting a raffle for a TV to benefit Three Hots and A Cot! Drawing to be held during the Iron Bowl.
Read More


UAB Basketball Team

Read More

Lakeview Baptist

Read More

Clearbranch Youth and UAB ROTC

Read More

BSNF Railroad

Read More

Cahaba Valley Young Marines

Arthur Harding and his Cahaba Valley Young Marines planted a Pallet Garden and fruit trees for us!
Read More

Lane Anna Austin Tucker

Lane & Anna Tucker and son, Austin, couldn't resist an opportunity to come by and greet our vets! They are always enthusiastic, bringing gifts of service.
Read More


Some enthusiastic helpers from the Springville Civil Air Patrol cadets, AL-126! They came out to Bill's Chevron to give us a hand at our car wash fundraiser.
Read More

Regina Chance and family

The biggest, most awesome spread of food was brought to our veterans here at Three Hots and A Cot by Regina Chance and family.
Read More

Ivi and Matthew Dunnaville

Ivi and Matthew Dunnaville brought some young helpers and provided our vets with a yummy dinner one evening.
Read More


A HandsOnBirmingham volunteer group led by Vicki LuQuire served pizza and drinks to our vets.
Read More

Success Story

Success Story-MTucker

"For the car donated to me...Thank you, Three Hots and A Cot!"
Read More