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Story and Mission W ilmer Hall was founded in 1864 by Richard Hooker Wilmer, the second Episcopal bishop of Alabama, as a home for orphans of the Civil War. It has been occupying its current campus on Old Shell Road since 1916. Wilmer Hall is a non-profit faith- based organization, serving children and young adults in need through residential and educational programs: the Residential Living Program, the Transitional Living Program, the Transitional Family Program, the Education Program, and the Community-Based Education Program. The Education Program has had a 100% graduation rate in the 11 years since its inception. child or young adult a warm and nurturing home where they are surrounded by people who love and support them. The goal is to help young people succeed in four areas: physical health, emotional stability, academic achievement and spiritual maturity. Wilmer Hall’s keys to success have been an individualized approach, positive reinforcement of successes, thoughtful and caring responses to setbacks, and genuine concern about the spiritual well-being of each young person. For the young adults in our transitional programs, the goal is to assist the residents in developing the educational, vocational and social skills necessary for a successful transition to self-sufficiency. The mission of Wilmer Hall Children’s Home is to provide a safe home for children and young adults in need due to poverty, abuse, neglect and homelessness. It serves all children and young adults without regard to race, ethnicity or religion. Wilmer Hall provides a home for up to 36 young residents and serves 175 children in its education programs, serving well over 200 young people in total. To learn more about Wilmer Hall’s mission and ministry, please visit wilmerhall.org. Wilmer Hall extends to each Our Upcoming Events We charge no fees for our services. Wilmer Hall operates primarily through the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Our greatest need is unrestricted gifts that allow us to carry out our mission more fully. If you would like to become a supporter, please visit wilmerhall.org/donate Contact Us March 21, 2020 June 2020 Do Some Good October 2020 251-342-4931 www.wilmerhall.org 3811 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36608 Pratt Paterson – ppaterson@wilmerhall.org Mae Dennis – mdennis@wilmerhall.org @wilmerhall1864 @wilmer_hall_1864 visit www.themobilerundown.com | Text “Rundown” to 33222 23