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History

Breaking the Cycle of Homeless, Poverty and Domestic Violence

  • 1991 – We began as Rainbow House; an outreach ministry of Christ Episcopal Church in Norcross, GA operating in a leased house renovated by church members into a duplex for two homeless families.
  • 1995 – Rainbow House became Rainbow Village, Inc., an independent registered 501(c) (3) non-profit, operating for charitable purposes.
  • 1998 – Scott and Jacqueline Hudgens donated $500,000 to purchase two quadraplexes in Duluth, GA.
  • 2007 – The Hudgens Family Foundation made a second contribution of $500,000 to acquire property adjacent to the existing village for future expansion.
  • 2011 – We launched an $8.8 million capital campaign to construct an all-inclusive village, expand programs, offer on-site child care, and triple the number of families served.
  • 2012 – The Family Service Center and two newly constructed apartment buildings open.
  • 2015 – A third new apartment building and the Early Childhood Development Center open.
  • 2016 – We celebrated 25 years of serving homeless families with children with a slate of commemorative events and completion of the five-year capital campaign.
  • 2017 – Two newly constructed apartment buildings opened, completing our all-inclusive village and increasing capacity from 18 to 30 families!

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