Mission to Host 75th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

The Mission will host an invitation-only luncheon presented by Blue Dawg at The Harbert Center on Thursday, October 24. The event will celebrate 75 years of changing lives in the Birmingham area and pay tribute to nearly three decades of service from executive director Tony Cooper. Guests will hear live testimonies from former clients representing…

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Project Placemat Time Is Here Again!

The Mission’s annual Holiday Placemat Coloring project officially kicked off on October 1! These one-of-a-kind, hand-colored placemats are used during lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day at the Shepura Men’s Center, Jessie’s Place, and Royal Pines. Hand-colored Holiday Placemat Participation is easy: simply download the PDF by clicking HERE, print and color the…

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Looking at the Mission’s Continuum of Care Program

Although the definition of Continuum of Care (CoC) can vary slightly between,  the central idea is fundamentally the same; to ensure ongoing care by guiding and tracking an individual through services and housing. The Mission began outlining its plan of action specifically to assist graduating clients in making the transition back to a life of…

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October’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) WHAT ABOUT SIN?   Sin is not a popular topic these days and is something that we do not think about much.  It is defined as transgression.  I John 3:4 says, “Everyone who sins breaks the [God’s] law; in fact, sin is lawlessness.”  James…

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McLain Agency Donates $5,000 to Mission

CULLMAN, Ala. – Liberty National Life Insurance Company’s Clint McLain Agency named the Jimmie Hale Mission the recipient of a $5,000 “Making Tomorrow Better” donation at the Cullman Civic Center this afternoon. The Mission received $2,500 at the same event last year. This generosity will provide more than 2,500 hot meals to men, women, and…

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Aveda students again serve at Mission

Seven cosmetology students from Aveda Institute Birmingham offered complimentary haircuts to countless clients at the Shepura Men’s Center Tuesday morning. The group has been volunteering at the Mission for three years now and it gives the women a chance to hone their skills while also providing a important service to the men in the program….

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Wild About Volunteering – September Volunteer of the Month

Mechelle Wilder is a founding and non-managing partner of ARC Realty, a company that employs more than 350 agents in seven offices statewide. She is also president of the Birmingham Association of Realtors MLS board, which represents more than 5,000 agents in 12 counties, and is currently enrolled at the Birmingham School of Law. She…

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September’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) MOVING BEYOND SELF   Given our fallen nature we have an inclination to sin. Our biggest sin is selfishness, or worshiping the self, instead of God.  The Bible says I, Deuteronomy 6:13 to worship God only, while Psalm 2:11 tells us to do so…

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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.