Father & Daughter Reunited

“I had a good childhood and a good dad,” Chris shared with us. “My dad was my best friend and when he passed away that was very tough for me.  His death sent me into a tailspin.”

“Alcohol was my outlet and it eventually became my main issue,” Chris said. “My own relationship with my daughter suffered as I struggled with this alcohol addiction.”

“When I first came to the Mission, I had to let a lot of things go, including seeing my daughter every day, but it’s been amazing to see the changes it’s helped to make in my life,” Chris said.

                                 Chris, on a recent trip to take his daughter horseback riding

“My daughter thinks it’s wonderful!” Chris said with a smile.” “She was the first to congratulate me when I was 30 days sober.”

Chris had even more good news to share with us: “This summer, my daughter is coming to stay with me for a whole month!” Chris said excitedly. “She’s so much like me; we’re both extroverted and we get along so well.”

“I used to say I wanted to die … but now, I know I want to live for her,” Chris said. “My favorite part of coming to the Mission is seeing how my life has changed.”

It’s because of your support that Chris got a chance at a changed life and a chance to rebuild his relationship with his daughter.  Click here to donate and help other men get back to work, back to life, and back to their families!

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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.