August 3rd, 2010 by Erik Rogers
Did You Know:
- The fastest growing group of homeless people is children under 9 years of age?
- The majority of homeless families with children are headed by single-mothers who are homeless due to below poverty earning levels or are fleeing domestic violence?
- Experiences of homelessness and poverty are often legacies that repeat generation to generation?
- With respect to child homelessness, Georgia ranks 49th of 50 states in overall solutions and long-term planning?
The needs of homeless families with children are increasing. The need to address them has increased as well. So, throughout the month of July, the focus of our iCare giving campaign was on two transitional housing ministries, right here in Gwinnett County, who are doing just that: the Quinn House and Rainbow Village.
Located in downtown Lawrenceville, GA for the past 25 years, The Quinn House is a multi-task, non-profit Outreach
Operation that assists hundreds of people in Gwinnett County and in other areas of the State, through their Residential Program, 40-day Drug and Alcohol Program, licensed Food Bank, Senior Food Box Program, Family Holiday meals, thrift stores and more!
Rainbow Village, a transitional housing program for homeless families with children in north metro Atlanta, has a proven program of success that allows those families an opportunity to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. The program provides self-sufficiency planning and case management, workforce development, life skills training, financial counseling, an after school program, evening classes for children and youth, and access to other tools and resources necessary for rebuilding their lives.
Thank you, Victory, for your generosity in giving!