Over the last 30 years, Rainbow Village has been dedicated to ending homelessness. Launched originally as Rainbow House, the nonprofit began as an outreach ministry of Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross, Georgia. On April 19, 1991, Rainbow Village’s one duplex supported two families at a time. Today, Rainbow Village’s five apartment buildings simultaneously house 30 families. In support of Rainbow Village’s mission, the diocese and several parishioners have made contributions. Some parishioners currently serve on Rainbow Village’s Board of Directors.
Rainbow Village’s 2.5-acre campus supports multiple families, providing safe housing, education, and community support. Originally, Rainbow Village began as a short-term shelter. Now, Rainbow Village supports families long-term, providing them with the resources necessary to flourish beyond the village. In Pathways 2017-18, “Hearing God’s Call” detailed Deacon Nancy Yancey’s contributions to Rainbow Village as CEO and the village’s progress.
The following video features Deacon Nancy Yancey speaking on Rainbow Village’s growth over the years:
Second Chance Golf Classic—April 19, 2021
To raise vital funds, Rainbow Village hosts an annual golf tournament, called the Rainbow Village Second Chance Golf Classic. At TPC Sugarloaf on April 19, this tournament will celebrate 30 years of second changes provided to homeless families. To learn more about how to get involved, click here.