In Gwinnett County, the first Family Promise Director, Brent Bohanan, was hired in March 2005. St. Edward Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville donated part of its facility for a Day Center, and the first family was served in April of 2005.
In 2008, we opened the current Day Center, leased from First Christian Church in Lawrenceville for $1 per year. That year we also acquired our first transitional house.
In 2010, we began the mentoring program to offer ongoing support to families who graduate from Family Promise.
We acquired a second transitional house in March of 2011. In October that year we started the SaltLight Center – an emergency shelter for homeless single women and women with children. 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.