"Miss Alice was a very sweet person. She would never bother nobody," Sean Wilson, a homeless person and a friend of Miss Alice, said.
Wilson has known Alice for about three years. The attack happened right around the corner from the Firehouse Shelter.
Roger Brackin, a homeless man, has been arrested for the attack and charged with attempted murder.
"Some of the individuals that are in their circle, a lot of them are transients, homeless and they say this guy gets agitated a lot, just kind of goes off on people if you rub him the wrong way," Birmingham police Lt. Sean Edwards said.
Edwards said Alice was reported to be in stable condition at the hospital.
Wilson said a lot of the folks out on the streets are harmless but this is an example of where the streets can be dangerous. That's why Wilson is asking the city of Birmingham to do more to provide shelters for the harmless.
"Needs something to be done about a lot of homeless people staying on the street. The streets are not safe no more," Wilson said.
Birmingham has limited shelters open for the homeless overnight.
Wilson is asking for prayers for the safety of the homeless and for Miss Alice's recovery.