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Rainbow Village Growing its Footprint

Apr 9, 2024

Exterior view of Rainbow Village apartments – Courtesy Photo

DULUTH, GA – Rainbow Village, a program for families experiencing homelessness begun 1991 by Christ Church Norcross, is adding to its campus.

“We are property owners! Generous donors made purchasing the property adjacent to our current campus possible,” Rainbow Village Executive Director Melanie Conner said in an April 9, 2024, announcement, “By increasing the size of our campus will allow Rainbow Village to provide Help, Hope, Housing, and Healing to even more families experiencing homelessness and to move the needle toward ending homelessness.”

The purchase of 3/4 of an acre adjacent to its campus to expand housing for Rainbow Village clients was funded by donors, Conner said. Details will be announced later this year, she said.

Rainbow Village has been in continuous operation for 33 years. After the program was moved from Norcross to Duluth it became an independent nonprofit that has grown to 30 apartments for families experiencing homelessness, plus an onsite chapel, daycare, educational space, and meeting facility with a commercial kitchen and group dining space.

“While we’re still planting seeds here and there – like our outreach program to help at-risk families in Metro Atlanta stave off homelessness, the lion’s share of our effort is focused on deepening our roots and becoming the best bloomin’ Rainbow Village we can be,” Conner said.

Learn more about Rainbow Village.

Don Plummer is the beat reporter for The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. If you have story ideas, please reach out to Don.

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