Founded in 2007, McKemie Place is the only overnight shelter for single, homeless women in all of Mobile, Washington and Baldwin Counties. Our first guests were given shelter in March of that year as a service under the United Methodist Inner City Mission, thanks to the efforts of the late Jamie Praytor.
McKemie Place is a safe haven for homeless. We have an 65-bed capacity and provide a place for women to stay overnight. In fact, our beds were filled over 15,000 times since the very first night we opened our doors. Through the gracious assistance of volunteers, who bring a meal, we also serve dinner each evening.
While some of our ladies are struggling, 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.
McKemie Place operates under the guidance of a board of directors, with the Rev. Tonny Algood serving as Executive Director. We rely heavily upon community support to operate the shelter. And your donation is needed now more than ever. So please consider making a donation of your time, goods or financial resources.