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

Yurshema Flanders

Executive Director

Yvonne Brooks

HMIS Specialist

Kiwana Kiser

RRH Case Manager

Corey Roberts

Priority Street

Outreach Coordinator

Gayle Moreen

Programs Assistant

Kendall Yearby

Case Manager

Cassandra Chartier, MSW

Case Manager

Regina Washington

House Supervisor

Esmeralda Eichler, MSW

Case Manager

Linda Payton

House Supervisor

LaShandra Denson

House Supervisor PRN

Kathleen Cooper

Day Center Coordinator

Corey Wright

Case Manager

Edward McDougle


2021 LAMP Board Of Directors

Adrian Rivers, BA, MA, CED


Greg Moore

Vice President

Joanna Tanner, CPA


Keyara Hamilton


Missy Sherwood

Events Committee Co-chair

Jennifer Carter

Events Committee Co-chair

Cassie Reese

Shelter Committee Chair

Commissioner Joyce Evans

Board Member

Debbie Tubbs

Board Member

Bart Davis

Board Member 

Karla Walker

Board Member