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McKemie Place Proud to Announce United Way of Southwest Alabama Partnership Agreement

On February 19, 2015, McKemie Place was notified that its application to be a United Way of Southwest Alabama Partner was accepted. This is the first time since McKemie Place’s inception in March 2007 that the agency has been recognized as a UWSWA Partner.

Since becoming a Partner Agency, McKemie Place has applied for program funding from […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on McKemie Place Proud to Announce United Way of Southwest Alabama Partnership Agreement

McKemie Place 2014 Annual Report

Click here to view the McKemie Place 2014 Annual Report.

By |March 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I was treated like a person and not a criminal.”

“I was treated like a person and not a criminal.”

At the age of 54, I found myself homeless and almost hopeless. I was about to be released from a correctional facility when I heard about McKemie Place. They arranged for me to go there because I had nowhere else to go. I arrived in August of 2010.

I like to say that God will grant you a blessing, but you have to be in a position to receive it. At McKemie Place, I was in a position to reach out and grab that blessing when it came. […]

By |July 7th, 2011|Stories|Comments Off on “I was treated like a person and not a criminal.”

“I lost my job, husband and home. But I found the confidence to make a new start at McKemie Place.”

“I lost my job, husband and home. But I found the confidence to make a new start at McKemie Place.”

My life was so good. I had a loving husband, a steady job and my house was nearly paid off. But then, my husband died. And my employer passed away. And I had to go in the hospital. By the time I was discharged, the bank had foreclosed on our home.

I started sleeping in my car at night. Alone. I felt so unsafe, but I didn’t know what else to do. […]

By |July 6th, 2011|Stories|Comments Off on “I lost my job, husband and home. But I found the confidence to make a new start at McKemie Place.”

“After the accident, pain was my only companion. Then I discovered McKemie Place and true friends.”

“After the accident, pain was my only companion. Then I discovered McKemie Place and true friends.”

It happened to me on Christmas Eve, of all nights. I was struck by a drunk driver. It hurt so bad, the pain made it so I couldn’t even work. I was living with friends, but I couldn’t do that forever. And before long, I became homeless.

I never thought it would happen to me. […]

By |July 5th, 2011|Stories|Comments Off on “After the accident, pain was my only companion. Then I discovered McKemie Place and true friends.”