Spiritual and unique—hear Ashley’s journey with Jessie’s Place

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Ashely reconnected with her spirituality and herself through her stay at Jessie’s Place. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

A lot of people throw around the phrase “getting back on your feet,” but what does that really look like for each individual? Ashley, a client at Jessie’s Place shelter for homeless women and children, gave us a look into how she’s lifted herself up multiple times with help from a team urging her to succeed. Let’s hear her story.

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About to lose your housing in Birmingham? Get help now

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Every month, rent or mortgage payments are due. Photo via Unsplash

In March, the US Congress “passed a federal mandate prohibiting evictions or foreclosures until July 24 in response to the coronavirus pandemic,” according to CNBC. Since July 24 is Friday, we pulled together resources for anyone in Birmingham that may be facing a housing crisis—whether eviction, foreclosure or homelessness.

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Civitan Club of Birmingham and the Jimmie Hale Mission team up

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Kearney Hutsler and Tony Cooper – photo from Civitan Club of Birmingham

Tony Cooper, executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, spoke at the Civitan Club of Birmingham’s monthly luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2017. Combined, the two organizations have served the Birmingham area for more than 170 years.

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