Heavenly Home

Heavenly Home is a joint effort between several concerned community members. Organizers say they are going to try and provide a normal life in Thomasville for ten patients.

Deborah Davis' efforts to house homeless AIDS patients have almost come to fruition. She says the concept is very close to her heart.

"I had a cousin that was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. She was 28 and died before I could get the house up and running, but she asked me to do something that was perspective in life for somebody else," said Deborah Davis, Heavenly Home Director.

That perspective is Davis' new "Heavenly Home", one of the only transitional homes in southwest Georgia strictly for HIV/AIDS patients.

Caseworkers say in the 14 counties the Heavenly Home will serve, thousands of folks have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS. They say there's room for 10 residents here now and lots of plans for expansion in the future.

"My goal is to have three homes to house the HIV clients," added Davis.

The Heavenly Home is set to open on June 7, but organizers say they still need help.

Janice Livingston said, "So far we haven't received any money from the state or grants, we're in the process right now of applying for things but until then everything we're doing is out of pocket."

Beds, linens, kitchenware and all other household goods are badly needed. Now, organizers say they're appealing to the public to really make this home "heavenly”. Everything the Heavenly Home has now has been donated by the public.

If you'd like to help out, please call them at 229-228-9373 to find out everything they need. There is an account set up at Commercial Bank. It's under Heavenly Home, Incorporated.