June’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) BEING THE BODY OF CHRIST   Referring to born again believers, I Corinthians 12:27 says, “Now you are Christ’s body, and individually members of it.”  I Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit…

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Cooper announces his retirement

It’s the end of an era as Mission executive director Tony Cooper announces his retirement after 29 years of service. Under his leadership the Mission has become one of the most recognized and respected nonprofit organizations in central Alabama. While at the helm the Mission has seen the addition of the Royal Pines and Jessie’s…

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Nurturing Parenting – May’s Volunteers of the Month

Waynette organizes and facilitates a 10-week Nurturing Parenting program at Jessie’s Place on behalf of Children’s of Alabama’s Behavioral Health Center and has spearheaded the partnership for nearly two years as part of the Center’s community outreach initiative. The focus of the program, which is currently offered four times per year at the shelter, is…

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A Mother’s Strength – May’s Client Testimonial

Ericka was overcome with remorse and guilt after losing her dream job as a nurse’s aide at a well-respected hospital when she was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to distribute a controlled substance. Despite only having to serve satisfactory probation to offset time behind bars, Ericka felt lost. She’d experimented with pain…

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Discovery Clubs honors its Mentors at Appreciation Celebration

Discovery Clubs held its Mentor Appreciation Celebration Saturday morning in the beautiful fellowship hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. Discovery Clubs director Len Gavin and Jimmie Hale Mission executive director Tony Cooper were the key speakers at the event. Guests also heard essays read by the second through fifth grade contest winners. The five…

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17 Years of God’s Work on Wednesdays

Showing Support Through Service: For nearly 17 years James Harbour has been blessing the dining halls of the Mission’s men’s center with his infectious smile, positive demeanor, and dedicated service. He started volunteering with the Mission when it was still a fixture on the corner of 24th Street and 3rd Avenue North near the post…

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The Mission Celebrates 75 Incredible Years

The Mission celebrated its 75th anniversary with a birthday bash Monday afternoon at the Shepura Men’s Center chapel and dining hall downtown. Guests heard live testimonies from three clients whose lives were forever changed through their experiences at the Mission’s three shelters. Executive director Tony Cooper said that seeing the successful impact in people’s lives…

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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, after-school Bible clubs, recovery programs, and three learning centers. This charity is often misspelled Jimmy Hale Mission.

Contact us at
Jimmie Hale Mission, P.O. Box 10472, Birmingham, Alabama 35202, (205) 323-5878
Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc.