December’s “Encouraging Word”

by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) WHAT ABOUT FAITH?   What is faith and how important is it?  The dictionary defines faith as confidence or trust in a person or thing.  A Biblical definition is found in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of…

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A spirit of Thanksgiving at the Mission

Few things usher in a true spirit of thankfulness like witnessing hundreds of servant hearts fast at work helping provide for those in need, especially during the holidays. This morning offered a beautiful glimpse into such an atmosphere as hundreds of volunteers weaved through the Mission campus and dining hall with hopes of brightening the…

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Drive Away Hunger delivers food in time for the holidays

This morning’s siren and light parade marked the culmination of the 12th annual Drive Away Hunger campaign spearheaded by NorthStar EMS. Each year the organization invites other private ambulance companies in Jefferson County to participate in the food drive, an effort it hopes will make an impact in the lives of those who need it…

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Driving Hope blesses another Mission client

In August, non-profit upstart Driving Hope donated its first vehicle to a graduate from the program at Jessie’s Place (story here). This afternoon the organization again provided much-needed transportation to another client, this time a current resident at Royal Pines in Hayden, Alabama. Driving Hope receives donated vehicles and then ensures they are mechanically reliable…

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Coleman named executive director

The board of directors has named Michael Coleman the fourth executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission. The transition in leadership officially took place on Monday and was announced to the public at a press conference held at the Shepura Men’s Center chapel Wednesday morning. He succeeds Tony Cooper who held the position for more than…

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November’s “Encouraging Word”

  by Tony Cooper, Executive Director (for Birmingham Christian Family magazine) LISTENING TO GOD’S CALL   It is amazing that Almighty God would call us to Himself to receive His salvation and to share in His blessing.  To me, God’s call is threefold:  a call to salvation, sanctification, and service. The call to salvation was…

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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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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.