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 shelter for unaccompanied women in Southwest Alabama. Our first guests were given shelter in March of 2007 after an unaccompanied homeless woman froze to her death on the streets of downtown Mobile. McKemie Place started as a service of the United Methodist Inner City Mission, thanks to the efforts of the Homeless Coalition task force, and became its own nonprofit in 2010. 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 in 2020 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.

 OUR STAFF:
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Tara Armbruster

Executive Director

tara@mckemieplace.org
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Japonicas Thurman

Assistant Director

jp@mckemieplace.org
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Allison Crane

Director of Operations

allison@mckemieplace.org

SHELTER

STAFF

LYNN PERRYMAN- SUPERVISOR
LULA IFILL
SHEILA ALLEN
MARY ROBINSON

​SHAMIKA JONES

STEPHANIE LAMBERT

SHELTER

SUPPORT STAFF

TANYA GULLETT
DENISE HODGES
DEMETRA LYLES

KRISTIANA EVERETT

MICHAEL DUKE

CHEYENNE BROUILLETTE

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EXECUTIVE 

BOARD MEMEBERS

 

KATIE BONNER- PRESIDENT

SANDRA FINKBOHNER- VICE PRESIDENT
KIM FESENMEIER- SECRETARY
SAM JEFFCOAT- TREASURER

ADVISORY

BOARD

BOARD OF 

DIRECTORS

 

ELAINE SESSIONS

RUDD SCHULTZE

CASSIE DYESS BIGLER
VERONICA DAVIS

ANGELIA LEE

MARGARET HARE

JOAN ROMMES

MARY ANGELA GRIFFITH

EMILY PATTERSON

REV. MARY CLARK- PAST PRESIDENT

BRUCE CREEL

GARRETT RICE
MIKE MONTGOMERY

CARLA STALLWORTH-REMBERT

JEREMY EUDY

RICK ESTES

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