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It Takes a Village!

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Rainbow Village is a transitional housing community for homeless families with children. Most of the heads of households at Rainbow Village are women that have fled lives full of domestic violence and poverty. It’s astonishing that the average age of a homeless person in our community is only nine years old! Rainbow Village families are not just seeking a safe place to live, but the opportunity to craft a new life for themselves and their children that is full of love, faith and promise.

Rainbow Village embodies the phrase “it takes a village.” We’ve set in motion a true “village” model where homeless families can find refuge, recover and learn to rebuild their lives with the love and support of a community-based family surrounding them.

Rainbow Village provides more than a quick fix in times of crisis. We offer a multi-year program that includes support services for the whole family including life skills training, character building, counseling, career development, after-school programs, financial education and much more. The goal is to break the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence long-term and teach not only the adults, but also the children, to believe in themselves again, to chart a new course and work a plan to be self-sufficient for a lifetime.

Our “village” model engages more than 800 volunteers annually, along with many community partners. The success stories are endless. Lives are touched and miracles are witnessed here every day.

Come help us build a stronger community – one family at a time! Explore how you can get involved at Rainbow Village.

The Dawning of a New Day
On April 15, Rainbow Village hosted more than 200 community leaders for a special ceremony to break ground on a new $6 million dollar all-inclusive village that will offer new hope and promise to homeless families with children in North Metro Atlanta and beyond.

As part of the celebration the Duluth High School Band entertained, lunch was served, visionaries were recognized, the ground was blessed and turned, and City of Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris officially declared it “Rainbow Village Day” in Duluth.# Mayor Harris shared, “April 15th is a significant date as it is officially marks Rainbow Village”s 20th Anniversary.# Since 1991, over 200 families with over 500 children have successfully completed the Rainbow Village program. It is most fitting that this be the day that they unveil the vision for this exciting new campus.”#

Bringing it to Life in Three Exciting Phases
The construction of the new all-inclusive village involves three distinct phases.

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