Our Mission is to End Homelessness

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

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  • 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

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  • Provided 63 cars to Veterans who are now employed.
  • Provided 24 cars to disabled Veterans.
  • Vehicle loans are 0% interest.
  • Payments are capped at $175 per month.

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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

George Lorenz


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.

Richard W is an Army Veteran who served for six years in the US military as a Communications Specialist.

Kenneth W.

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.

Elise M.

“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

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

James McKinney is a super hero. He came to Homes of Light like most clients in hopes of gaining back a piece of a life he once had. He was an Army Ranger for 12 years and moved back to his home town of Detroit after his service. His return home "wasn't what I...

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President Speaks to DAV in Atlanta

In Atlanta today, President Barack Obama spoke on several veterans' issues including:  healthcare,congress taking responsibility for their part in not supporting our veterans, and programs that make it possible for veterans to apply their technical and vocational...

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Creating Through The Struggle

I met Mike when I first began working for Homes of Light last year. My list of duties at the time included one item : write success stories about the clients. I knocked on the door of Mike (last name withheld) and was greeted by a warm smile and beautiful paintings on...

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Meet Haleigh: Our UGA intern

Haleigh is a senior at the University of Georgia and is pursuing her degree in human development and family science. Her initial internship was last summer when she helped organize fundraising events for VetCar, a division of Homes of Light that finances and sells...

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From intern to Social Media Guru

When I first walked into the office of Homes of Light, I was, for lack of better terms, underwhelmed.I was already running late because I passed the entrance at least three times, thinking out loud in my car "There's no way this is it." It was it, though, and walking...

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