North Georgia Interfaith Ministries, Inc., exists because of our passion, desire and commitment to help women, couples and families with minor children who are homeless, become self-sufficient. We do this by providing safe and secure housing, food, clothing, basic needs, case management, connecting parents and children with community partners and focusing on the well-being of the family as a whole. When a parent knows their child is safe (not living in a tent in the woods or in a car); fed nutritious meals, able to bathe and have clean clothes and will be connected to educational, socialization, and mental/medical/emotional health programs – they are able to focus on their own challenges and barriers. They are able to look for a sustainable job; secure additional skills and find affordable housing. They are able to become a healthy, supportive family unit for which the children are able to thrive.
Lumpkin County’s transitional housing campus is called Jeremiah’s Place. It is located on a six-acre campus at 1445 Red Oak Flats Road in Lumpkin County. There are four duplexes with six apartments, an administrative office, and home for the facilities caretaker.
Jeremiah’s Place has a $165,000 operating budget. Operating and Maintenance funding is from private donations, business sponsor-ships, and private grants.