We were honored to help create a home for a single mother and 5-year-old son who were nominated to DwD by Atlanta’s Initiative for Affordable Housing. After working hard to get back on own two feet, mom’s stable job allowed her to move into a 2-bedroom apartment. When we met with mom, she and her son had been sharing a blowup mattress on the floor. DwD provided everything needed to transform this space into a true home. As we walk
This is a project we completed for a single mother and her precious 10-year-old daughter who loves to read. The toll of independently providing for her family lead mom and daughter to being homeless and seeking refuge at the Atlanta’s Initiative for Affordable Housing. After completing a 12-month program in financial education and maintaining a stable job working at Subway, mom is now able to provide a one-bedroom apartment for her family. That’s where DwD came in. CODARUS took this simple space
What a colorful and fun home we completed for mom and her 9-year-old daughter nominated by Interfaith Family Services. Despite many obstacles that left this single mom and her daughter desperate for shelter and support, mom’s positive attitude and commitment to moving forward allowed her to graduate the program at Interfaith and inspire countless women she met living at the shelter along the way. Mom has been able to pay off much of her debt and has a stable job
We had the privilege of creating this home for a mom and her three sons. This family faced many difficult challenges, including sever sickness that left mom unable to work, resulting in eviction, where the family lost everything they owned. After spending time in the shelter at Interfaith Family Services, this amazing family was nominated to DwD because of their grit and determination that allowed them to get back on their feet. Mom is now able to provide for her
Sade and her 6 year old daughter lived in this apartment where they shared a mattress and a sofa. Having lost so much in her life before she went through the program at Initiative for Affordable Housing, she was thrilled to be able to give some of her things away to help others. This home was sponsored by ADAC and the interior design was done by Clay Snider and Traci Rhoads. Sade and her daughter enjoyed a very, merry Christmas, complete with a tree and gifts, thanks to one of our generous donors.
Traverion is the mom to a 10 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. She had lost her job in retail due to the recession and cutbacks. The family was nominated to DwD due to the success that Traverion had while going through the program at Buckhead Christian Ministry and the fact that she had found a new retail position. AmericasMart sponsored this apartment and Steve McKenzie and Egypt Sherrod designed the beautiful interiors. The children are now thriving and Traverion has been promoted to Store Manager after the install.
This mom has a special needs baby boy with medical issues requiring monthly treatments at a hospital. In addition, she has a 5 year old little girl who loves reading and dancing and a 2 year old son who loves any game with a ball. Her mom and dad live close by to offer support, and mom is working a full time receptionist job to support her family.
Natasha and her 3 sons moved into their apartment after completing the program at Initiative for Affordable Housing. Our amazing group of Atlanta volunteers created this beautiful home. A soothing environment was attained in the master bedroom while a bright and cheerful room was ready to greet the 3 active boys. The boys’ favorite thing? Bingo (the turtle) now had a place to live that was much larger than the plastic container he had been living in. The boys wondered aloud how large he would get now that he has room to grow. We are looking forward to watching the whole family thrive and grow!
After several major setbacks, Denise and Marques were finally back on the road to self-sufficiency with the help of Buckhead Christian Ministry. The parents of 2 sons and a daughter, they needed help to make their 2 bedroom apartment comfortable for everyone. Nandina Home sponsored this home and made it beautiful and functional, all at the same time. The oldest son walked back into the apartment at the reveal and said “I never thought I’d get to live someplace this beautiful”.