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Give Birmingham: The Jimmie Hale Mission

The Jimmie Hale Mission (JHM) has been making a difference in the Birmingham area for over 75 years and is one of the most well-known nonprofits organizations in central Alabama. Its purpose is to help those suffering from homelessness through education and remediation, job readiness and spiritual support.

What began as a storefront chapel for men in 1944 has expanded to a multi-campus organization serving men and women and those impacted by addiction.

JHM has long said that while the recovery process does begin with a meal – meeting a physical need – it doesn’t end there. JHM is focusing its attention now on those working towards complete transformation through its Active Recovery program.

JHM’s Active Recovery is a 15-week residential program that offers an intensive, clinically-structured, faith-based group approach to transformation. It leads clients to understand and overcome past traumas and life issues that contribute to their substance abuse, homelessness and unhealthy living.

Jimmie Hale Mission is helping create healthy, contributing citizens in our community.


Founded in 1944 by Jimmie and Jessie Hale

The mission has 3 residential facilities in the Greater Birmingham area

A capital campaign is being launched in 2022 with the goal to raise $10 million to make improvements at the Shepura Men’s Center, Royal Pines Center, and Jessie’s Place Facility

Michael Coleman took helm as Executive Director in November of 2019. Coleman succeeded Tony Cooper when he retired after 32 years of leading the ministry.

All services are offered to clients at absolutely no cost through the generosity of JHM’s donors


To transform men and women directly affected by homelessness, addiction, and unhealthy living into those who lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives for the glory of God.

P.O. Box 10472  Birmingham, AL 35202

(205) 323-5878.

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