Homes of Light Success Stories

Learn more about how we’ve helped Atlanta's homeless get back on their feet!

Rodney W.

Rodney was born and raised in Atlanta, where he had a successful career as an auto mechanic.

Paul C.

After graduating High School in the mid 1970s, Paul worked steadily in Construction.

Keylon B.

After attending Atlanta Metro College for 1 year, Keylon went to work for Dickies Warehouse as a packer. 

Richard F.

At one point and time everything was wonderful for Richard as he lived in Philadelphia for most of his life.

Donald M.

Donald was born in Birmingham Alabama but spent most of his life in California.  He was a career truck driver for over 30 years until

Craig W.

Craig W. was born January 19, 1972 in Charleston, South Carolina.    After graduating from Middleton High School, Craig attended Trident College for 1 year. He left school to get married

Frederick L.

A native of Atlanta, Frederick L. was born May 25, 1952.  After graduating from David T. Howard High School, Fred served in the Marines at Paris Island, South Carolina for 2 years.  After his discharge

Jennifer S.

Jennifer and her husband a U.S. Army Veteran live in Fairhope, AL. Her husband served two tours with the Army in Iraq and eventually enrolled back into school

George J.

George J. was born in Atlanta, Ga. on November 18, 1949.  Graduating from David T. Howard High School in 1967, George attended Georgia State University for one year but then decided to

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.

Richard W.

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

Jackie R.

Jackie was born in Brunswick, Ga. in 1959, Jackie moved with his family to Atlanta, Ga. when he was 11 years old


A native New Yorker, sharing an apartment with his brother, Damien was enjoying life like most people when it took a sudden turn.

Greg H.

Gregory is a Chicago born and raised native that served in the United States Army for two years. He worked for the post office for more than twenty years.

Tony P.

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

Michael B.

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

Clark F.

Clark was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Northern Virginia.


Ben M.

Ben M. was born in Long Island, New York where he began his thirty-year career as a truck driver.

Malcolm J.

When people think homeless, substance abuse and alcoholism come into question almost instantly. Malcolm on the other hand

Lewis C.

Lewis was born in Tampa and moved to Atlanta in 1993 with his family


Maurice J.

Maurice J. was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was a cook for twenty-eight years.

Randy T.

Randy was born in the Bronx, New York where he worked for IBM

Erick O.

Erick’s passion for claiming his education is the foundation for his aspirations. His intentions on being a teacher is solid proof.

Malcolm J.

Malcolm was born and raised in Atlanta. He had a life-long career as a cook until he started having health issues that prevented him from working.

Ronnie F.

Ronnie joined the U.S. Navy “to get experience”, serving for ten years, from 1980-1990.

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Demone W.

Demone W. is a Vietnam era veteran who served two separate tours in the Army, from 1972-1974 and from 1976-1980.

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Lewis H.

Lewis H. was raised in Chicago, IL. He joined the U.S. Army in 1962 and served with the 101st Airborne Division.

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Maxie G.

Maxie grew up in “upstate” New York and spent the majority of his Army career from 1969-1971 in Germany.


Mauryne’s story is one that differs slightly from most of the cases that come into Homes of Light.

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Ron D.

Ron D. is a native of Bloomington, IL. His military career with the U.S. Army consisted of two years of service at Ft. Benning

William G.

William describes his six-year military career as “exciting and extremely rewarding”, having served in the U.S. Coast Guard “Search and Rescue”

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Willie W.

Willie W. was born in Selma, AL; served his country through Army military service from 1984-1988

Sean T.

Sean served three years active duty and three years inactive/reserve duty in the US Navy, traveling to more than 11 European countries.

Wayne P.

At seventeen, he joined the military. He served in the U.S. Navy for six years, from 1977 to 1983.

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Portia H.

After attending high school, she joined the US Army and served in East Point, Georgia

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Melvin C.

When he was 17, Melvin decided to join the service himself and enlisted in the Army.

Michael A.

Michael was born in 1958 in Brooklyn, New York. In 1976, right after high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served from 1976-1979

John W.

The Atlanta native and Marine veteran started tinkering at the age of 13 and hasn’t stopped since.

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Chris W.

When he was 18, he went into the military and served from 1988-1991 having completed a tour of duty in Iraq.

David A.

David joined the Marines right out of high school, serving active duty from 1969 to 1972.


Charles H has always had a heart for volunteerism. Raised by two phenomenal women, his mother and grandmother.

Jack R.

Jack was born in 1954 in Aiken, South Carolina. He grew up in Savannah, Ga. After graduating high school in 1973, he attended the University of Ga.

Charles H.

After graduated, he attended Fort Valley State University and entered the US Navy shortly after graduating.

Horace L.

After high school, Horace worked as a custodian for approximately 21 years. He resigned and began doing odd jobs with no steady employment.

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Jake R.

He was in the military for six years, and served at Fort McPherson for sixteen months, and the rest of the time he was stationed in Germany.

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Demetrice R.

He served in the US Army from 1987-1991 and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Sill, OK, and South Korea.

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Kenneth W.

Kenneth is a disabled Vietnam veteran and served in the 82nd Airborne for three years.