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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

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Kendall Yearby

Case Manager


Gayle Moreen

Programs Assistant

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Cassandra Chartier, MSW

Case Manager

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Corey Wright

Case Manager

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LaShandra Denson

House Supervisor PRN

Edward McDougle


Kathleen Cooper

Day Center Coordinator


Jamica Flanders

House Supervisor

Meet Our Board Members

Jamie Bone
Park Avenue United Church


Karla Walker
Copeland, Haugabrook & Walker

Vice President/President Elect

Adrian Rivers, BA, MA, CED
The Office of Senator Ralph Warnock

Past President

Medina Franklin


Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair

Debbie Tubbs

Community Member



Cassie Reese

Community Member

Shelter Committee Chair

Jenn Smith


Personnel Committee Chair

Darius Anthony - Valdosta State University

Brandi Carpenter - Azalea Health

Dee Dunbar - The GEMM Agency

Dr. Vivian Green  - AME Church

Sanda Y.G. Jones - Valdosta State University

Dr. Hanae Kanno- Valdosta State University

Elly Klaus - Southwell OB/GYN

Marcus McConnico - South Georgia Regional Commission

Shannon McGee - Valdosta State University

Jonathan Sumner - City of Hahira

Monica Wynn - Bimbo Bakeries

Ex Officio Members

Mayor Scott James Matheson - City of Valdosta

Representative Joyce EvansLowndes County Board of Commissioners

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