In 1984, a small group of individuals, churches, and the synagogue in Lowndes County, Georgia, formed Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) as a clearinghouse that would monitor and steward the

distribution of local assistance dollars.  Over

the years, LAMP has become more than

just a clearinghouse, it is now the 

local mission for the homeless for

Lowndes County and the

surrounding area.

LAMP is funded through

grants and private

donations from the


Karen Forrester, 2020 LAMP Graduate proudly displaying the keys to her newly acquired home.

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/Day Care

  • Rapid Re-Housing

  • Priority Street Outreach

  • Re-entry Partnership Housing (Female Only)

  • Case Management

  • Community Clothes closet

The LAMP Staff

Yurshema Flanders

Yvonne Brooks

Kiwana Kiser

Case Manager

Terriel Ross

House Supervisor (Lead)

Tyrese Sherman

Priority Street Outreach Coordinator

Te-Derek Hallman

Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager

Brittany Mitchell

VSU Work Study Student

Esmeralda Eichler

VSU MSW Intern

Ikea Calhoun

VSU MSW Intern

Linda Payton

House Supervisor/Receptionist

Kendall Yearby

Case Manager



Programs Assistant



Receptionist II

Legacy Link

Kathleen Cooper

House supervisor

Mahogany Mitchell

House Supervisor

Bennie Wilson

House Supervisor



VSU MSW Intern

2020 LAMP Board Of Directors

Adrian Rivers, BA, MA, CED, President

Department of Human Services

Division of Family Children Services

206 South Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia

Greg Moore, Governance Committee Chair

206 College, LLC

206 E College St., Valdosta, Georgia 31602

Joanna Tanner, CPA, Treasurer

Fowler, Holley, Rambo, and Stalvey, P.C.

3208 Wildwood Plantation Drive

PO Box 1887, Valdosta, Georgia 31603

James "Jim" Bone


Keyara Hamilton, Secretary

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers

1000 N St. Augustine Road

Valdosta, Ga 31601

Jennifer Carter, Events Committee Co-chair

Prime Properties Services, LLC

311 N Patterson St. Suite A

Valdosta, Georgia 31601

Margaret Strother

Moody Air Force Base

Commissioner Joyce Evans

Lowndes County Board of Commissioners

327 N Ashley St, Valdosta, Georgia 31601

Debbie Tubbs

CDK Global

4001 Coleman Rd. North

Valdosta, Georgia 31602

Jamie Bone, Personnel Committee Chair

Park Avenue United Methodist Church

100 E Park Ave., Valdosta, Georgia 31602

Cassie Reese, Shelter Committee Chair


Missy Sherwood, Events Committee Co-chair

Prime Properties Services,LLC

331 N Patterson St., Suite A

Valdosta, Georgia 3101


LAMP is a caring community of faith 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.


229-245-7157 (phone)

229-245-0008 (fax)


714 Charlton Street

Valdosta, Ga. 31601

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