Platform of Hope

Relying On the Community to Rebuild Lives

Our Story

Platform of Hope was started in 2016 by a single mother passionate about enhancing the lives of others. The platform is driven by a desire to impact and fulfill a mission that omits greed and focuses on the needs of the homeless population. After a combined 20 years of working for corporate America, non-profits and GA Dept. of Family & Children Services Doris defied odds, used her personal savings and started Platform of Hope in a two-room store front in Decatur, GA. 

**501C3 approved as of April 2017**

Phase I

Due to the lack of current funding, services from Platform of Hope are being introduced in phases. During the first phase services consist of a food pantry and coat/cap/blanket closet. Based on funding, clients also receive assistance with prescriptions and transportation to/from work.

Phase II

In addition to the food pantry and clothes closet enhancement, Phase II introduces a much more aggressive approach to stabilization and will incorporate a small dormitory-style 25-bed shelter for women and children.  

Finished Product

The final phase of Platform of Hope will introduce numerous services surrounding the shelter such as Supportive employment, transportation services, educational assistance, GED/typing classes, Federal/State benefits application assistance, daycare resources, HIV testing, Address and mail service and much more.