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History

Breaking the Cycle of Homeless, Poverty and Domestic Violence

  • 1991 – We began as an outreach ministry of Christ Episcopal Church in Norcross, GA as Rainbow House in a leased house (pictured above) that church members converted into a duplex for two homeless 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 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 – 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 – Opened the Family Service Center and two newly constructed apartment buildings.
  • 2015 – Opened a third new apartment building and the Early Childhood Development Center.
  • 2016 – Celebrated 25 years of serving homeless families with children with a slate of commemorative events and completion of the five-year capital campaign.
  • 2017 – Opened two newly constructed apartment buildings, completing our all-inclusive village and increasing capacity from 18 to 30 families!

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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.
    CWS swing crew group photo
    Top left to right: Steven Morris, Andi Brown, Tyler Smith
    Bottom left to right: Scott Rahim, Logan Taylor, Cal Shirey
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