LAMP - Lowndes Assoc Ministries to People

714 Charlton Street
Valdosta, GA 31601

912-242-LAMP Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: Emergency assistance, shelter, food, etc

General Information:
DAY CENTER & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm NEW HORIZON SHELTER Monday-Friday from 4:00pm to 8:00am Saturday-Sunday 24hrs. SERVICES PROVIDED BY LAMP INCLUDE: -Emergency Shelter temporary (30 days) emergency housing for homeless families, single parents, single women, and men with the goal of returning them to self-sufficiency. ​-Supportive Services (Day Center) for the daily needs of homeless people, such as laundry facilities, restroom, showers, toiletries, point of contact and refuge from the extremes of weather. Open Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm ​-Rapid Re-Housing rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services. -Homeless Prevention This program is designed for individuals and families who are currently in housing but are at risk of becoming homeless and need temporary rent and utility assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless.   **Applicants must provide a court ordered eviction to receive rental assistance and a disconnection notice to receive utility payment assistance. Additional requirements apply. Please contact Program Manager for more information. -Case Management- Our structured case management program is goal-oriented and encourages individuals to address the root causes of their homelessness. When an individual or family enters the shelter, they are immediately paired with a case manager to develop an Individualized Service Plan that acts as a blueprint for success. Case Managers then work with each resident on a regular basis to help guide them through their time at the shelter. -Clothes Closet -Clothing is distributed to the homeless and hurting members of our community on every other Friday from 9am-12pm. Anyone needing a fresh change of clothing, dress shoes, or suit and tie for a job interview or church attendance can receive these items as needed. Nearly all clothing provided to the community is collected and delivered by volunteers throughout the year. -Re-Entry Partnership Housing The purpose of this program is to provide short term financial assistance to help stabilize the returning citizen’s re-entry process upon exit from prison. The goal of the program is to enhance her ability to remain crime free. -Street Outreach-  LAMP's Homeless Street Outreach Program is committed to transforming the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness through comprehensive street outreach that restores dignity and partners with them to reach their housing and life goals. We do this by meeting people where they are in order to build client-centered relationships and by establishing creative community partnerships that eliminate barriers to services. -Empowerment Classes for the residents of the homeless shelter, such as: money management; stress and time management; parenting classes; resume writing; job interview skills; computer classes; GED classes. -Referrals to community programs that assist in providing support to our homeless shelter residents. Some of those programs include: mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling, wellness programs, and post-secondary education services.


Helpful Definitions For LAMP - Lowndes Assoc Ministries to People:
Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

How To Volunteer at LAMP - Lowndes Assoc Ministries to People:
Be a volunteer. Call LAMP - Lowndes Assoc Ministries to People at 912-242-LAMP for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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