Changing Lives; Changing Generations

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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.

” …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.

Your support makes the following and more possible…
Your support makes the following and more possible…
Where we started…

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Where we are today…

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What your help does do?

Reduced Cost for Housing

College Housing for Young Mothers

Now operating – Ollie’s Place Specialty Suites will begin to operate a Community Health Outreach program at the House of Dawn (HoD)! We are commemorating with a ribbon cutting on September 11, 2022.


What we do has changed but our mission remains the same.

Where to get help?

Our story through the lives of people transformed by your help

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College Housing for Young Mothers

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

Oh What a Night!

Thank you to everyone for your support both in person and online for our Fire & Ice Annual Fundraiser!

You all made this a special night to celebrate 1) two decades of service and 2) to continue our mission going forward to support young mothers and their families.

We greatly appreciate the resources and encouragement you give to make our work possible.

Thank you!

Platinum Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Other Ways to Support HoD


Show your support by purchasing a Personalized Brick or Bench.  Please click the button below for more details.

Please become a Guardian Angel by setting up recurring monthly donations of $41 or more. That’s a commitment of at least $492 this year that we can count on to help our families meet their essential needs for shelter, food, clothing, childcare, mental health services, parenting, and life skills, and more!
Additional Updates

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).

HOD Wins Georgia Aetna  Award…


Dawn Murray featured on Atlanta Live

Capital Campaign UpdateYour 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.

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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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.

Meet Our Sponsors

A huge thank you to our sponsors who make our work to uplift the lives of young women and their families possible.


Loose Leaf Tea Market’s mission is to handcraft all-natural, artisanal loose-leaf teas that taste great, promote a healthy lifestyle, and allow us to support women in need throughout their healing journey.


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