Lynnette’s Story

I have been involved with Rainbow Village for more than 10 years, as a resident, a volunteer and mentor, a board member and now a member of the staff. Through the years and the many different titles, I have been blessed with the gifts of strength, love, patience, and family through Rainbow Village. I came to Rainbow Village alone, scared and beaten down. I was pregnant with my third child and two small children under two. I had left an abusive marriage and moved from another state.

I came into Rainbow Village so distrusting of people and feeling like I had to make it on my own. Rainbow Village showed me that I did not have to live that way anymore. I have learned what family truly means. I’ve learned how to reach out, get help, and help those in need around me.

I have learned how to manage my money through the life skill classes attended and successfully purchased a home. I learned how to trust others. I have been blessed to have the tools now to be able raise happy and well-adjusted children, and to know that we are never alone and will always have the support of Rainbow Village. After all, it truly does take a village to raise a child.

Most important, Rainbow Village never once looked upon me as anything other than a woman trying to put her life back together. They understood I was looking for a helping hand up, homeless yes, helpless no!


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    Connectivity Wireless Solutions helps us swing into Spring!

    Our Spring grounds spruce up just got a big boost from new Rainbow Village partner Connectivity Wireless Solutions!
    Our families always enjoy being outside during the warm months and we are sure this new swing installed by the Connectivity Wireless Solutions crew will be a favorite gathering spot for all ages.
    Rainbow Village Corporate Partners are vital to our continuing success in breaking the cycle of family homelessness, poverty and domestic violence.
    To find out how your company can be a Rainbow Village partner, contact Community Engagement Director Michelle Alcorn at 770-497-1888 or email Michelle at malcorn@rainbowvillage.org.
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    Top left to right: Steven Morris, Andi Brown, Tyler Smith
    Bottom left to right: Scott Rahim, Logan Taylor, Cal Shirey
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