Updated 1/4/2020, 8 a.m.
WHAT TO KNOW:
• The Mission has temporarily suspended all family visitations and many volunteer activities until February 1, 2021. Please see the full update below.
• The Mission is complying will all requirements and recommendations from the federal and local government and the CDC and, in some cases, even exceeding those standards.
• All Mission staff members are required to have their temperature recorded prior to entry, must follow social distancing guidelines and wear face masks.
• The Mission is accepting new clients. All prospective clients must be COVID tested prior to admission into the program. Applications can be found online via the “Become A Client” button on any of our facility websites.
JHM suspends visitation and some volunteer activities
December 16, 2020
In an effort to help further protect clients and staff as COVID numbers begin to rise, the Jimmie Hale Mission leadership has temporarily suspended family visitation and certain volunteer activities until January 4. The leadership will reexamine the local health climate at that time.
Volunteer opportunities that typically require prolonged stays on campus and all indoor activities have been canceled. This includes, but may not be limited to, meal service, chapel leadership, classroom instruction, haircuts and client mentoring. Individuals wishing to drop off donations may still do so at this time.
The Mission remains open to individuals in need, but all prospective residents must be COVID tested prior to admission into the program.
“We’ve been very fortunate up to this point, but we don’t want to take any chances when it comes to the health of those in our care,” said Mission executive director Michael Coleman. “We hate instituting these changes during the Christmas season when so many people are active on campus, but we of feel it’s the best decision at this time.”
The Mission is still planning on providing hot holiday meals to hundreds of Meals on Wheels recipients on Christmas Day and will still require the assistance of well over 100 volunteers to make this blessing a reality for seniors and shut-ins throughout the area. The staff will repeat the pickup procedure the Mission implemented during Thanksgiving which allows volunteers to acquire meals and delivery instructions quickly while remaining socially distanced outside throughout the process. No volunteers will be permitted in the facility for meal preparation this year.
Individuals and organizations already scheduled to serve during this two-week period will be contacted regarding alternative strategies or postponement. If you have any questions regarding donation drop-offs or volunteer scheduling, please call us at 205-383-5878.
JIMMIE HALE MISSION
Men's Center Location:
3420 2nd Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL 35222
Donation Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10472
Birmingham, AL 35202
Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc. is a Christian-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which includes a homeless shelter for men, a shelter for women and children, recovery programs, and three learning centers. This charity is often misspelled Jimmy Hale Mission. Federal Tax ID: 63-0358757