Monthly Archives: September 2016

We’ve Got A New Look

Welcome to our new online home! This may be your first experience with our new brand, and we are excited you’re here to share it with us.
In 2014, Our House and Genesis Shelter merged to become one organization, serving children and families experiencing homelessness under the name of Our House. To make space for all the programs and services Our House now offers as a combined organization, we have renovated our brand to give us the right room to grow and serve. Our new tagline, “Shelter to Live. Education to Thrive.” , more fully encompasses all the work we do at Our House.

Our new brand is more than just our logo – we have a new system of thoughtfully considered visual elements that work together in harmony to communicate our work visually, and a new messaging framework to give us tools to talk about who we are and what we do.

Our House engaged branding firm Son&Sons to design our new look and feel, and we are immensely grateful for the time and attention to detail they gave while designing our new set of brand tools.

Enjoy the new online home of Our House. We hope you stay awhile and discover all our news and new features, as well as all our new brand elements.

Georgia Gives Day Is Coming Nov. 28th

Our House invites you (and all of your friends!) to participate in Georgia Gives Day on November 28, 2017. This virtual day of generosity aims to engage givers all over the state of Georgia to donate to their cause of choice. We ask our friends to participate on this day and choose Our House as the recipient of their online gift.

Want to help fundraise for Our House? Click here to visit our Georgia Gives Day page and “Become a Fundraiser”. You can even schedule your donation in advance so you don’t have to remember on November 28th.

Your gift helps to fund life-changing programs for children and families experiencing homelessness. Watch for more news to come!


October Volunteers Needed: All Treats, No Tricks

October 26-27, 2016

The children at Our House are excited for fall and Halloween! Many thanks to our community partners MudPie, Morningside Presbyterian Church Preschool, and Peachtree Road United Methodist Preschool, for helping to coordinate our party efforts.

We will need a few volunteers to help out at each site to get the kiddos their Halloween costumes!

Atlanta: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:30pm-4pm (4-6 Volunteers needed)

Decatur: Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:30pm-4pm (2-4 Volunteers needed)

Contact Development Coordinator, Tacita Williams at if interested!

Turner Volunteer Day

On September 15th nearly 1,400 Turner Broadcasting employees descended on Atlanta nonprofits and spent the day supporting their communities. Our House was fortunate enough to host 20 of those volunteers at our Atlanta location. In just a few short hours they were able to compile 20 welcome kits full of essential items, cook a delicious dinner for our shelter residents and add color to our walkway with an outdoor beautification project. We cannot thank Turner enough for their continued support to our families.