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The Cooperative Downtown Ministries, Inc.
November 23, 2010

I have been working with Firehouse Shelter for many years now. It is an impressive organization that serves more homeless persons than any other facility in the state of Alabama. It keeps adminsitrative costs low while still providing the services necessary to assist people back on their feet and into permanent housing. It is a continuum of care facility providing extensive emergency, transitional and permanent housing, supportive services, Safe Haven, a soup kitchen, case management, etc. I am very proud to have been witness to this organization's inception. It needs a new campus, and I hope that we can eventually get the support of the business, church and governmental communties to make that happen.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the many success stories that have come out of Firehouse shelter to serve in various capacities in the community

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work to produce a successful capital campaign that could take this wonderful organization to the next level.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I have organized and produced numerous studies of the homeless problem in Birmingham. .