Building a better future for our chronically homeless clients. Since 2011 we’ve been a part of the movement in Atlanta and the southeast to provide solutions to homelessness, in cooperation with the initiative detailed in the United Way Homeless Commission’s 10 year Plan to end homelessness.
22 Veterans per day commit suicide
21% of the homeless population is considered “chronically homeless”
Just over 300,000 Veterans are homeless
Help support our mission
- Provided housing for 351 homeless Veterans and 608 chronically homeless clients.
- Connected 277 to their own permanent housing.
- Provide substance abuse counseling and connected vets directly to mental health treatment if necessary.
- We connect Veterans to employment training and job opportunities.
- An independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the mission of ending veteran homelessness
- Raises awareness in communities about veteran suicide, mental health, and homelessness
- Veteran’s Advocates and Coordinators
- Veteran’s resources and assistance
Homes of Light’s New Initiative
Alliance Employment, is our holistic supportive employment program. The men and women in this program will be given the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills needed to obtain permanent employment that will enable them to regain their independence and return to being contributing members of society.
Homes of Light Board President Profile
Homes of Light Board President
Highly accomplished, passionate, visionary, committed Biopharma Sales Manager in the southeast United States with exceptional strategic organizational and implementation skills, delivering optimal outcomes in challenging healthcare environments.
George has excelled at talent identification, team building, leadership development, and instilling loyalty, dedication and high performance in a culture of accountability. He has directly impacted his company’s growth and bottom line, combining highly effective utilization of business analytics, decisive planning, and team empowerment.
Our Success Stories
Richard W is an Army Veteran who served for six years in the US military as a Communications Specialist.
Kenneth W. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Kenneth had dreams of serving his country and traveling the world so he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp.
“I know it was God that brought me through it.” Humble words spoken by a humble man. Elise fought back the tears as he told his story.
From Our Blog
Michael B. Hospital to Home Program Michael and his family moved to Atlanta when he was in high school searching for a better life and opportunity. After years of struggling with mental illness he was forced to leave his family and with very little options he...read more
Tony P. Hospital to Home Program Tony Prather was born in Manchester, Ga in 1954. His parents divorced and he subsequently grew up spending time with each in Milwaukee, Wis. and Buffalo, NY. Dropping out of High school Tony worked at various jobs including...read more
In December, we had the honor of hosting a Celebration for Veterans, in an attempt to ensure that our clients would have a warm and blessed holiday season. We had so much support from past and new partners, and those who have supported our cause from the beginning....read more
The past few months have been successful for Homes of Light thanks to the amount of support we have received from partners, both old and new. I previously wrote about Famous Pub, who was gracious enough to host a blanket drive for us through Veteran's Day and the...read more
Every once in a while, two entirely separate entities come together for a common purpose. A social media intern walks into a bar and the outcome is a partnership that benefits everyone involved, especially the Veterans. When Gil (our Executive Director) had the idea...read more
This October, Homes of Light plans to continue our tradition of planting a community garden in Decatur. We were unable to plant the garden last year due to the absence of resources, but are excited to have the means to bring it back this fall. This venture first began...read more