OUR STORY

​MISSION AND HISTORY
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The mission of McKemie Place is to provide a safe haven, spiritual encouragement, and access to resources that help meet the needs and promote the well-being of unaccompanied women in distress.

 

McKemie Place is the only emergency shelter for unaccompanied women in Southwest Alabama. Our first guests were given shelter in March of 2007 as a service under the United Methodist Inner City Mission, thanks to the efforts of the Homeless Coalition task force. To honor the legacy of James "Jim" McKemie and his heart for the homeless in our community, they decided to name the new women's homeless shelter, McKemie Place.

 

After years of searching, planning, and preparation, McKemie Place relocated to a permanent location of our own where we can care for homeless women around the clock. Having our own facility has allowed us to improve the quality of our current services and make plans to expand the services we provide for our community. On average McKemie Place provides over 4 million dollars worth of services to women in need and serves 450 women each year.

 

For a peak into our new shelter, click on the button.

 

 OUR STAFF
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Tara Armbruster

Executive Director

tara@mckemieplace.org

Japonicas Thurman

Assistant Director

jp@mckemieplace.org
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Allison Crane

Director of Operations

allison@mckemieplace.org

SHELTER

STAFF

SHELTER SUPPORT

STAFF

EXECUTIVE 

BOARD MEMEBERS

 

LYNN PERRYMAN- SUPERVISOR
LULA IFILL- SHIFT LEADER
SHEILA ALLEN- SHIFT LEADER
MARY ROBINSON- SHIFT LEADER

​SHAMIKA JONES

TANYA GULLETT

STEPHANIE LAMBERT
DENISE HODGES
TONIA PETTWAY

KRISTIANA EVERETT

REV. MARY CLARK- PRESIDENT
KATIE BONNER- VICE PRESIEDENT
TERESA ELMORE- SECRETARY
SAM JEFFCOAT- TREASURER

BOARD OF 

DIRECTORS

 

CASSIE DYESS BIGLER
BRUCE CREEL
VERONICA DAVIS
ELAINE SESSIONS
RUDD SCHULTZE

GARRETT RICE
MIKE MONTGOMERY

ERIN KENNEMER

SANDRA FINKBOHNER

CARLA STALLWORTH-REMBERT

JEREMY EUDY

KIM FESENMEIER

RICK ESTES

ANGELIA LEE