How You Can Help
MENTOR A CLIENT
The mentoring program is a relationship-building plan that partners current clients with volunteers from the community in hopes of generating conversation, understanding, encouragement, and support for everyone involved.
Most volunteers and students meet once a week during breakfast, lunch, or dinner, while some pairs choose to talk more frequently. Clients entering the mentoring program have completed approximately one-third of the Mission curriculum and gatherings can be expected to last for approximately 10 weeks, depending on the facility.
Mentors are not asked to “fix” the clients, rather simply be Christian influences through fellowship, listening, and laughter on a consistent basis. We have countless students waiting to be partnered with a mentor. Will you help?
SERVE/SHARE A MEAL
This is a great opportunity for individuals, families, or small groups to interact with, and encourage, clients on the path to recovery. Warm greetings and smiling faces go a long way with our clients as they move through the food line. If you are willing, we would love for you and your family/group to prepare a tray for yourselves and share a meal with a client! Most of our residents would greatly appreciate your interest in their lives and typically love sharing their story.
Simply contact us via the link below and we’ll coordinate a day and time that works with your schedule.
DONATE SNACK BAGS
We try to keep 75 to 100 snack bags on hand filled with things like beef jerky, cheese or peanut butter crackers, trail mix, granola and granola bars, small bags of chips, and perhaps even a few sweets to help our clients! These are great for afternoons at job fairs, during commutes to new work opportunities, and even during long weekends. Ziplock or small gift bags filled with these items can be dropped off at our downtown campus!
LEAD A CHAPEL SERVICE
Are you looking for an opportunity to share the Gospel? We regularly need volunteers to come and share an encouraging message to help serve the spiritual needs of our clients.
This is a perfect opportunity for a small group to come share their faith. Typical chapel services included the leading of a few songs followed by an individual sharing a message from Scripture. Because our clients are typically non-believers or new converts, we ask that you keep your messages around the cross of Christ and not specific doctrines that may vary by denomination. In addition, we ask guests to avoid sharing difficult books and concepts such as Revelation.
Serving opportunities may be limited depending on the facility, as several groups have been regular volunteers for many years.
Our clients often need healthy activities to engage in on the weekends. Coming out to host a corn hole tournament, basketball shootout, or other fun activity can be great exposure for our men and women.
If you are interested in conducting a weekend event, please contact us via the link below and a member of our staff will contact you to coordinate the event.
Our clients graduate from our recovery programs after 12 to 15 weeks of intensive course work. A basket for each graduate communicates appreciation for their efforts and celebrates their accomplishments. Graduations take place every three weeks at each facility on a rotating pattern, so successful residents are completing our programs on almost a weekly basis!
In addition, many clients do not have family or friends to celebrate the holidays with, so a basket or Christmas stocking can go a long way in communicating the love of Christ.
For more information on upcoming graduation totals or resident needs during the holidays, please complete the form linked below and a member of our staff will contact you.
This is a perfect opportunity for a small group or Sunday School class. Most of our new classes begin with approximately 3-15 clients, depending on the facility. Sponsors will be introduced to the class in the early stages and you will be able to track its progress over the ensuing weeks to help encourage residents through graduation and beyond.
For more details on class sponsorship, please fill out the form linked below.
CHURCH WORK PROJECTS
Many churches want to help with projects such as minor repairs, painting, landscaping, and more. If this is how you best serve the Lord, please contact us to schedule your project by filling out the form linked below!
If you would like to volunteer at any of our three facilities, please complete the form below and a staff member will contact you with more information. NOTE: If you are interested in serving at multiple facilities, please fill out a form for each location.
JIMMIE HALE MISSION
Donation Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 10472
Birmingham, AL 35202
Men's Center Location:
3420 2nd Ave. N.
Birmingham, AL 35222
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