The Jimmie Hale Mission
Why Jimmie Hale?
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, 16-week, clinically-structured Christian group approach to helping residents understand and overcome the very issues that contribute to their addiction. In addition, each client works individually with a professional counselor throughout this 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. Genuine transformation begins here.