The Truth About Homelessness

The Jimmie Hale Mission has been serving men, women and children in Birmingham, Alabama, since 1944. What started as a storefront chapel has grown to include a shelter for men, alcohol and drug recovery programs, fundraising thrift stores, learning centers for education remediation and career readiness, and a shelter for women and children Jessie's Place, named in honor of Mission co-founder Ms. Jessie Hale Downs. Downtown Jimmie Hale Mission, Inc. is a Christian-based, 501c3 charitable organization which does not receive United Way funding. For more information, contact The Jimmie Hale Mission business office at 205-323-5878 or visit

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