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History

Celebrating 25 Years of Breaking the Cycles of Homeless, Poverty and Domestic Violence

  • 1991 – The organization began as an outreach ministry of Christ Episcopal Church (Norcross, GA) as Rainbow House. A parishioner bestowed $25,000 for a house to be leased and converted into a duplex to house two families.
  • 1995 – Rainbow Village, Inc. became an independent registered 501(c) (3) non-profit, operating for charitable purposes.
  • 1998 – Scott and Jacqueline Hudgens donated $500,000 for the purchase of two quadraplexes in Duluth, Georgia.
  • 2007 – The Hudgens Family Foundation made a second contribution of $500,000 for the acquisition of adjacent property to the existing village for future expansion.
  • 2011 – Launch of an $8.8 million capital campaign to bring online a new, all-inclusive village that will allow us to expand our programs, offer on-site child care, and triple the number of families we can serve.
  • 2012 – Rainbow Village opened the Family Service Center and two new apartment buildings as part of Phase One of the capital campaign.
  • 2015 – Rainbow Village opened a third new apartment building and the Early Childhood Development Center, completing Phase Two of the capital campaign.
  • 2016 – Rainbow Village celebrates its 25th year of serving homeless families with children and hosts a slate of commemorative events throughout the year, and works to complete Phase 3 of the capital campaign!