OUR STORY

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​MISSION AND HISTORY

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 overnight 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 including the late Jamie Praytor. 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.

 

McKemie Place is a safe haven for homeless women. We currently provide a place for up to 50 women to temporarily stay overnight. Through the gracious assistance of dedicated volunteers, who prepare, bring and serve our evening meals, we are also able to serve dinner each evening to our Guests. While some of our ladies are struggling to get back on their own two feet, some have jobs and go to work each day. But, all find comfort, friendship and spiritual support as they seek to rebound from the challenges life has thrown their way.

 

STAFF
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Tara Armbruster

Executive Director

 

Japonicas Thurman

Assistant Director

 
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Allison Crane

Director of Operations

 
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Megan Baker

Administrative Assistant

 

SHELTER

STAFF

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

SHELTER SUPPORT

STAFF

​SHAMIKA JONES

TANYA GULLETT

STEPHANIE LAMBERT
DENISE HODGES
TONIA PETTWAY

EXECUTIVE 

BOARD MEMEBERS

 

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

© 2020 by McKemie Place
 

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P.O. Box 851418

Mobile, AL 36685

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OPENING HOURS

Homelessness doesn't take a day off and neither do we!

MONDAY - FRIDAY

08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

ADDRESS

251-287-2225

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