Jimmie Hale Mission

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Summary

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.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Jimmie Hale Mission
PO Box 10472
Birmingham, AL 35202

Website: jimmiehalemission.com

Phone: 205-323-5878

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 630358757

CEO/President: Perryn Carroll

Chairman: Joe Daniel

Board size: 11

Founder: Jimmie and Jessie Davis

Ruling year: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

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.


Mission statement

Our mission is to transform adults directly affected by homelessness, poverty-thinking, and/or addiction, into those who lead healthy, self-sufficient, and productive lives for the glory of God.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating759 of 1024119 of 154
Fund acquisition rating456 of 102773 of 154
Resource allocation rating984 of 1027147 of 154
Asset utilization rating509 of 102492 of 154

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%9%17%13%11%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%8%16%13%11%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%94%94%99%99%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%10%15%12%10%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%6%6%1%1%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%60%54%60%64%67%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
85%79%108%109%107%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
67%47%58%66%69%63%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
15%21%-8%-9%-7%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%13%-5%-6%-5%5%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%30%32%28%26%23%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.530.490.530.630.630.64
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.913.173.163.643.403.28
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.571.561.672.292.152.08
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.300.000.000.000.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.000.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.187.707.175.245.575.76
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%0%16%10%10%10%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%16%10%10%10%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
155%203%159%143%142%141%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$3,732,945$3,843,735$3,270,869$3,706,850$4,018,325
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,732,945$3,843,735$3,270,869$3,706,850$4,018,325
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,078,366$8,289,605$8,614,233$8,889,973$9,148,933
Other long-term assets$21,769$29,470$36,797$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,100,135$8,319,075$8,651,030$8,889,973$9,148,933
Total assets$11,833,080$12,162,810$11,921,899$12,596,823$13,167,258
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Debt$0$1,919,574$1,211,230$1,268,348$1,323,370
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$1,919,574$1,211,230$1,268,348$1,323,370
Total liabilities$0$1,919,574$1,211,230$1,268,348$1,323,370
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$11,333,080$10,243,236$10,710,669$11,328,475$11,843,888
With donor restrictions$500,000$0$0$0$0
Net assets$11,833,080$10,243,236$10,710,669$11,328,475$11,843,888
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$6,944,071$5,592,843$6,808,188$7,423,014$8,947,366
Program service revenue$213,051$97,880$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,458$33,538$73,808$35,554($3,781)
Other revenue$246,818$245,654($2,179)$12,160($25,817)
Total other revenue$462,327$377,072$71,629$47,714($29,598)
Total revenue$7,406,398$5,969,915$6,879,817$7,470,728$8,917,768
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$3,476,405$3,444,967$4,519,998$5,121,736$5,630,818
Management and general$1,731,989$2,039,039$2,096,942$2,045,436$1,944,809
Fundraising$608,160$953,342$880,683$818,969$802,371
Total expenses$5,816,554$6,437,348$7,497,623$7,986,141$8,377,998
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,589,844($467,433)($617,806)($515,413)$539,770
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,589,844($467,433)($617,806)($515,413)$539,770

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Michael ColemanExecutive Di$154,062

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021


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History

In the late 30s and early 40s Jimmie Hale was known as the town drunk, but he eventually gave his life to Christ and began rewriting his story. Armed with a desire to share God's life-changing love with others and to help those walking where he had, Jimmie set out to create a place where homeless men could find encouragement and hope.

Jimmie soon married Miss Jessie Davis, a school teacher from Moundville, Alabama, and the couple founded the Mission on March 25, 1944. Lives weren't the only thing the 39-year-old was hoping to help reinvent as the first location was the same building where he had sold his last drink as a bartender.

Sadly, Jimmie passed away just eight months later due to health complications, leaving behind a 27-year-old pregnant widow. Jessie refused to forfeit her commitment to the dream she and her husband shared, however, and her resolve would prove to be the foundation on which the Mission would stand for generations to come.

Jessie was an incredible woman of faith and dedication and ultimately kept the facility alive for more than a decade on her own before God called Leo Shepura to the work. In 1954, the duo served the first meal on Thanksgiving Day and began housing overnight guests. They would go on to lead one of the city's most impactful non-profit organizations for 36 years.

Tony Cooper was named executive director in 1990 and he helped expand the Mission's influence and outreach through the addition of numerous facilities and programs in his 29 years at the helm.

Royal Pines, a residential addiction recovery center for men opened in 1995 on 75 tranquil acres in Hayden, Alabama. Just three years later, women and children facing homelessness and other hardships began finding hope and empowerment at Jessie's Place downtown.

After a three-year site expansion and renovation of the old Thomas School building, the men's center relocated from the corner on 24th Street North to the current campus in 2007. The new facility allows the Mission to house more clients and includes a chapel and administration building.

The ribbon cutting for the first Mission Possible Bargain Center, a thrift store aimed at providing financial support for the ever-growing ministry, took place in 2000. Nineteen years and five locations later, the Mission transferred ownership of the stores to King's Home, another local non-profit.

Discovery Clubs, after-class Bible programs for children in 30 Birmingham-area public elementary schools, came into the fold in 2012. This program transitioned to another organization in 2019 that was well-equipped to continue this important work.

In November of 2019, the board of directors selected Michael Coleman to lead the Mission into its next chapter.


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