Message from Executive Director:

To give a HAND UP to the homeless has been LAMP's mission since 1984. This happens because of the contagious generosity, compassionate caring, and dutiful giving of its donors. LAMP donors are agents of change who give their hearts, time, advocacy and finances to bring lasting impact to the less fortunate in South Georgia.

LAMP is a homeless shelter located in Valdosta, Georgia that serves eight counties Lowndes, Brooks, Echols, Lanier, Cook, Tift, Colquitt, and Berrien.  The only shelter of its kind that houses men, women and families between Orlando Florida and Macon Georgia. LAMP is a housing 1st shelter which means our programs are designed to get you housed upon exiting the program.

We are a caring faith-based non-profit organization providing for the basic needs of homeless and hurting people in our community. We believe that all persons are created in the image of God. We operate on the premise that all of God’s children deserve food, clothing, shelter, and love.

-Yurshema Flanders

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What We Do

LAMP provides temporary emergency shelter to men, women, and families in Lowndes and surrounding counties. In addition to temporary housings, we provide wrap-around services that include case management and other treatment services.

HOMELESSNESS IS A COMPLICATED ISSUE.  There is no one-size-fits-all solution that works for everyone.  LAMP individually assesses each client's need, then develops a comprehensive approach to address the root causes of that person's homelessness.

Services Offered

  • ESG Emergency Shelter

  • Supportive Services

  • Rapid Re-Housing

  • Priority Street Outreach

  • Re-entry Partnership Housing (Female Only)

  • Case Management

  • Day Center with Computer Lab

Meet the LAMP Team

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Yurshema Flanders

Executive Director

yflanders@lampinc.org

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Kiwana Kiser, MSW

RRH Case Manager

kkiser@lampinc.org

Kendall Yearby

Case Manager

kendallyearby@lampinc.org

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Corey Roberts

Day Center Assistant

croberts@lampinc.org

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Gayle Moreen

Programs Assistant

gaylemoreen@lampinc.org

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Cassandra Chartier, MSW

Case Manager

cchartier@lampinc.org

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Corey Wright

Case Manager

corwright@lampinc.org

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LaShandra Denson

House Supervisor PRN

lashandradenson@lampinc.org

Edward McDougle

Volunteer

ed@lampinc.org

Kathleen Cooper

Day Center Coordinator

kcooper@lampinc.org

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Jamica Flanders

House Supervisor

jflanders@lampinc.org

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Vincent Bailey

House Supervisor

vbailey@lampinc.org

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Eckerd Paxen & Legacy Link

Janise Davis

House Supervisor

jdavis@lampinc.org

Bennie Wilson

Day Center

bennie@lampinc.org

Meet Our Board Members

Adrian Rivers, BA, MA, CED

President

Greg Moore

Vice President

Joanna Tanner, CPA

Treasurer

Keyara Hamilton

Secretary

 

Missy Sherwood

Events Committee Co-chair

Jennifer Carter

Events Committee Co-chair

 

Cassie Reese- Community Member

Shelter Committee Chair

Commissioner Joyce Evans- Lowndes County
 

​Debbie Tubbs- Fresh Beginnings
 

​Bart Davis- Coleman Talley
 

​Karla Walker- Copeland, Haugabrook & Walker
 

Dee Dunbar- Hargray Communications
 

Thomas Simpson- Georgia Department of Community Affairs
 

Jamie Bone - Park Avenue United Methodist Church

Darius Anthony- Valdosta State University
 

Samantha Napier- Valdosta City Schools
 

Mayor Scott James Matheson- City of Valdosta
 

Dr. Hanae Kanno- Valdosta State University 
 

Dr. Karlesia Montague- Valdosta State University
 

Monica Tillman-Wilson, LPN-  Barnes Healthcare