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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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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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.