Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us today. Did you know, over the past 20 years, the U.S. Census shows that Gwinnett is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.
According to the U.S. 2010 census, the average household income for Gwinnett County is above $60,000. In Lawrenceville, 40% of its households enjoy income ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. This is good news for Gwinnett, but there is another side to the statistics. In 2011 there were 26,000 evictions and 23,000 foreclosures and during the 2010-2011 school year, the Gwinnett School System accommodated over 1,655 homeless students in their school system.
LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face it, for many in Gwinnett, times are hard. Many families are loosing their homes and have nowhere to lay their heads to regroup and get themselves together in a crisis. Currently, there are very few and limited emergency shelter resources to offer those who are in need of temporary shelter. Some shelter providers have prerequisites that many families are not able to meet when they are experiencing a shelter crisis. Other providers are limited by time and space to provide adequate help for families in crisis. Because of this major lack of temporary housing solutions one of GwinnetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main emergency shelter resources for families is the unpredictable environment of the extended stay motels.
Love in Action Outreach Ministries is a 501c3 faith based nonprofit organization that feels an urgency to become the change we want to see in our great community of Gwinnett. House of Joy is a vision of a ninety-day stay, emergency shelter for homeless women and their dependent children who have fallen on hard times and have given up hope. Our goal is to provide a program that will empower them and give spiritual and emotional strength and encouragement that will lead to personal and economic success. To accomplish this we need your help. With prayer, together as partners with your time (moments between work and family), talent (skills and abilities) and treasures (financial support) we can empower a person, save a family and change the destiny of a generation
Founder and President
Homelessness is a true cancer in society, destroying what is good, healthy and productive. It shortens lives, kills opportunities and eliminates hope.
A mother with hungry, cold or ailing children has a magnified sense of desperation, sharpened by a sense of guilt and despair. And a desperate person can be driven to engage in behaviors with even more devastating effects.
When people are homeless they will spend most of their time trying to meet their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter leaving little to no time for seeking a permanent solution to their problem.
Women and children are at a greater risk of experiencing homelessness. This is especially true for those women who are the head of their households and have jobs that pay minimum wage.
Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew: 25:40
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"You're Not Alone" Our monthly Support Group and Empowerment Seminars will meet our guest at their point of need with unconditional love, respect and dignity in partnership with the Good Will Career Center on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth, GA.
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