How We Help


For three-quarters of a century, the Jimmie Hale Mission has been helping men afflicted by homelessness in downtown Birmingham through education remediation, job readiness, and spiritual support.

However, recent statistics reveal that more than 90 percent of the homeless population in our community is plagued by substance abuse. To combat this, the Mission has shifted its focus from rescue to recovery. By addressing these deeper challenges we can help our clients once again become self-sufficient and productive citizens.

Our Active Recovery program is an in-depth, clinically-structured Christian group approach to helping residents understand and overcome the very issues that contribute to their substance abuse. In addition, each client works individually with a professional counselor throughout this 13 to 15-week process.

We also provide residents with an educational curriculum through our Stewart Learning Centers that includes adult basic education, GED preparation, and workplace skill sets as well as training for accredited short-term certificates, industry-based certifications, and collegiate enrollment.

This dynamic approach to recovery and independence is offered for free to those in need. Our mission is to help transform adults directly affected by homelessness, addiction, or unhealthy living, into those who lead purposeful, self-sufficient, and productive lives for the glory of God. Genuine transformation begins here.

If you would like to download a PDF version of the application instead of completing the process online through the link above, please click HERE.

Think you might have a substance problem? Please click on the link below for our quick self-assessment survey.


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


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