Young mothers hold our future in their hands…

so we hold theirs

15th Annual Fundraiser and Ribbon-Cutting  in Jonesboro, GA – (Rescheduled to Fall / TBD)

“…a hearlfelt read…this book will be a blessing to so many”

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Hear the story of hope, perseverance, and grace that took HOD from a vision to what it is today. Includes tips and strategies to help anyone start their own successful nonprofit.


Cruising for a Cause 2021 is setting sail May 27th – 31st.

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Make Your Voice Heard for HOD!

The Voices of Health competition gives a $20,000 prize to the organization who receives the most votes. Voting is simple! Just come back and vote every day (that’s right, every day) and vote for us!  Takes only a few seconds to vote.

Stay Informed & Discover Ways  You Can Help…

Our Mission is to 1) provide a stable, loving, home for young mothers and their children under adult supervision and  2) to provide young mothers with the educational opportunities and the life training skills that they will need to become independent, self-supporting women.

“…all of the life skills that I needed in order to be successful and independent.”

I was 17 years old and 8 months pregnant.  Having no family or friends to turn to, I found HOD.   During my time in Second Chance I graduated from high school with the help of my case manager in May 2010.

They provided me with food, shelter, transportation, and access to education. House of Dawn cared about me as a person, not just a mother. I learned how to maintain positive relationships, how to bond with my daughter Akayla and all of the life skills that I needed in order to be successful and independent.

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” …I completed things that once seemed so far out my reach; my G.E.D and enrolled in college.”

I was young, pregnant, depressed and homeless. I had no one to help me and get me on the right path. My mother had been gone for years, and I knew little about parenting.  But when I entered the House Of Dawn, I was given a fresh start. Not only did the House of Dawn welcome me in, they prepared me for life.

While in the House Of Dawn I completed things that once seemed so far out my reach. I completed my G.E.D and enrolled in college. I am now a full-time student at Georgia Perimeter College.

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House of Dawn is starting new mission trips to help mothers and babies overseas.  Please learn how you can help support our mission to Jamaica by clicking below:
House of Dawn is starting new mission trips to help mothers and babies overseas.  Please learn how you can help support our mission to Jamaica by clicking below:



Sponsorship Opportunities

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All while having a great time…


The poverty rate for children born to teen mothers who have never married and have not graduated from high school is 78 percent.
Without Help…
  • Only 1/3 of GA pregnant teens graduate from high school
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    50% higher risk of low weight births and related medical issues
  • In 2010, 55,500 or 80.5% of unplanned births in Georgia were publicly funded, compared with 68% nationally.
Our Program…
  • All of our participants earn their high school diploma, most go further
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    Provides a safe, stable, environment to support healthy births
  • No recurrences of teen pregnancy with our participants

Your donations transition young women and their families from hurting to thriving.
Help us create safe, stable, and confident futures for our most vulnerable.

Your support makes the following and more possible…
Second Chance Home

serves teen mothers ages 13-19 and their children that are in state custody or experiencing homelessness in a congregate living arrangement under 24-hour adult supervision.

Transitional Housing Program

serves  young mothers ages 18-24 and their children, who need supportive housing assistance in furnished apartments.

Independent Living Program

serves young mothers ages 18-21 and their children in a congregate living arrangement that fosters greater independence.

Latest Updates



Dinner in White

On New Dawn Court – May 16, 2020

HOD Wins Georgia Aetna  Award…


Chime Solutions Raises $15,000 for HOD

Chime Solutions held its 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Homeless on November 2, 2019 to bring awareness and financial support to House of Dawn (HOD).

Dawn Murray featured on Atlanta Live




Annual Charity Event

Thank you so much for helping us to raise money to pay off the mortgage of our  Transitional Home Program Facility.   Your support allows us to make this home a long-term resource for mothers wanting to create better outcomes for their young children and themselves.




Annual Charity Event

Join us for a wonderful evening of celebration and splendor.

AUG 25, 2018 6PM – 10PM



For more information call 770.477.2385

 Dining, Dancing, and Celebrating all in style at the:

Lake City Community Center
5471 Jonesboro Road,
Lake City, GA 30260

Capital Campaign Update Your support has brought in a total of $136,987 towards us owning our Transitional Home Program Facility.

We’re on a mission to own our Transitional Home Program Facility free and clear.   This allows us to focus our resources on helping young families succeed versus paying interest.   We still have $282,013.24 to go, but with your support of any amount, we’ll reach that goal even sooner.   All funds from last and this year’s charity event go towards the capital campaign to pay off the THP facility.

New Fundraiser Video

Check out the new video for the Great Gatsby Experience.   Together we raised money to help young mothers and their children succeed for life.

Consignment Program

Turn your clutter and discarded items into a brighter future for young mothers.


Business of the Week

This week (6/27/17), House of Dawn (HOD) was recognized as Business of the Week by the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce.

Be an Active Supporter

Here’s how you can support HOD right now…

Please consider supporting House of Dawn either financially or through several options which cost you nothing and can be done in a matter of minutes. For more details click the “Other Ways to Support Us” button above.

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Join our community of supporters working to transform generations within in our community by rescuing and empowering young mothers today. 

House of Dawn – Lunch & Learn

Each quarter we meet with leaders in our community to share our mission, our activity and how we can work together to serve.

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