SaltLight Center

VolunteersNew“In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

The Mission of the SaltLight Center is to provide opportunities for the community to meet the immediate needs of homeless single women and women with children in Gwinnett County.

The SaltLight Center is the first emergency homeless shelter for women and children in Gwinnett County.  The center provides a safe and warm place to sleep, eat breakfast and dinner, take a hot shower and provides an opportunity to access our resource room during the day.  The center is open to guests seven nights a week from 7pm to 7am and access to the resource center M-F 7am -3pm.  A short term stay is offered to our guests and is up to the discretion of the Director. Staff members will begin connecting guests to other programs and agencies for longer term options.

If you NEED SHELTER, contact Family Promise at 678-376-8950, Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

Volunteers Are Always Needed! Aside from our staff, the center is completely staffed by volunteers, and we have many opportunities to serve.  Each night the center needs four volunteers in order to open our doors.

SaltLight Center Volunteer opportunities:

  • Day Hosts – Day host will assist with light laundry, admin work, and setting out lunch. Other duties as needed. This shift is M-F only, 10:30am-1:30pm.
  • Evening Hosts – Assist our guests from their arrival until lights out.  Shift is from 5:45pm to 9:00pm.  Must be at least 12 years of age.
  • Overnight Hosts – Stay overnight and provide a safe place for our guests to stay. This is a great opportunity for slumber parties with your close friends!  Shift is from 9pm to 7am. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Dinner Hosts – Prepare a meal at home and serve your meal. This is a wonderful opportunity for small groups, civic groups and families. Prepare a meal for 11 plus yourselves if you stay and serve. Parents can bring children at least 10 years of age.


Group Projects

  • Love Gifts – We give a welcome gift to each of our guests on their first stay.  This is a great project for companies, families, small groups and civic groups. Click here to learn more about assembling Love Gifts.
  • Blessing Bags – Each morning our guest receive a blessing bag which is a gallon sized Ziploc bag with 3 meals for the day.  This is a great project for companies, families, small groups, and civic groups.  Click here to learn more about assembling Blessing Bags.
  • Cleaning Crew– Groups are needed for periodic deep cleaning of the center. Please contact the Director for more information.
  • Painting Project – Group needed to paint rooms inside at our SaltLight center. Please contact the director for more information.


Wish List: Frozen breakfast items and laundry detergent are urgent needs. Coffee, white twin sheet sets, white pillow cases, white towels, day planners, $10 gas cards, $10- $25 Wal-Mart gift cards, $10-$25 Kroger gift cards, $10-$25 Visa gift cards, $5 Marta Breeze cards, women’s pajamas (all sizes), children’s pajamas (all sizes), tote bags, back packs, laundry detergent, tall kitchen trash bags, aluminum foil, Ziploc bags, latex gloves, bottled water, and breakfast items such as instant oatmeal, grits, and shelf stable milk (1/2 gallon).

If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at or 770-885-2947.