Freedom From Addiction – July’s Client Testimonial

Nick was brought up in an extraordinarily good home with no hints of addiction in the past or on the horizon. Things changed while at a fraternity party in college, however, when he tried cocaine for the first time and was instantly hooked. Everything Nick did was all-or-nothing, so drug and alcohol consumption was no…

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Soldier of Misfortune – March Testimonial

“I started using drugs and alcohol at the age of 16,” Randal said, “and my use progressed quickly. I went from smoking marijuana to using pills and cocaine in just a matter of months.” The chronic narcotics abuse went on through high school and even followed him into military service. Although the Army offered accountability…

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From Addiction to a Changed Life

Weak from Hunger Dwight struggled with addiction to alcohol and according to him was “just surviving, not thriving.”  Alcohol had ended his career as a teacher and he was living off $194 a month in food stamps. “I was just living off of ramen noodles,” he shared.  “I was physically weak,” Dwight said.  “I would donate plasma for…

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God’s Better Plan – Gina’s Story

What can I say? God is great! “My family and I have served at the Jimmie Hale Mission for about 4 years or so. We serve Thanksgiving day and Christmas night. We look forward to our time at the Jimmie Hale Mission each year.  Last Christmas, we arrived during a tornado warning, so we never…

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Wallace State Volunteers Educational Support

“I couldn’t be more proud!” That’s what Carolyn Hendrix, a long-time adult education teacher at Wallace state Community College, had to say about her time working with the men at Royal Pines.  Mrs. Hendrix, along with Dr. Kelley Jones of Wallace State and Mark Silvers of Royal Pines, formed a partnership to allow Royal Pines’…

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Tony Cooper gains National attention

On Thursday, June 9th, Tony Cooper, the executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, received the Russ Reid Lifetime Achievement award during the annual Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) conference held in Jacksonville, Florida The Russ Reid Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Mission leaders who have served at least 15 years in a rescue mission…

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“I Thought Christianity was a Fairy Tale”

Samantha was in 2nd grade… Samantha was in 2nd grade when she started attending Discovery Clubs at her elementary school.  Her mom, Micheal, was a self-proclaimed agnostic.  “When Sam started asking me questions about Jesus, I decided she could go and get the answers she wanted…it didn’t matter to me if she chose to believe…

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A Family Reunited: Howard’s Story

His daughter brought him here… Howard’s kids didn’t want anything to do with him.  When he finally asked for help, his daughter Bethanne, was willing to bring him here to the Mission. That’s when he told her,“I’m doing this because I want to be there for you.” Howard had started abusing prescription drugs when he…

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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.