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Review for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta Inc, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We are Exodus 321 Inc. a 501 c3 non profit organization. We serve the mentally challenged, the disabled and homeless community in the Atlanta Metropolitan area. We have transitioned over 250 persons from living in the street or in harms way, to living in safe clean long term housing. We have also assisted with the opening of over 33 homes to accommodate our at risk community. Our organization is now 11 years old and in good standing.

We were introduced to Pro Bono Partnership Lawyers of Atlanta about 6 years ago. Since then they have helped us to resolve all sorts of challenges that we have encountered. We appreciate and are more than grateful to the volunteer Lawyers of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta., for their extraordinary patience and untiring support We know without their guidance, legal help, and many seminars and webinars, we would not be in existence to day.

I would like to share one of our many success stories with you. One of our residents was teaching school at the age of 27. He was from a very good family but when his father died he became severely challenged. At the time we met him he could hardly walk or talk, and seemed hopeless. However, after three years of good nourishment, love and understanding at our facility, in addition to the help of his family and two George State university volunteer students, this young man regained his confidence and his ability to cope. He then became a volunteer worker at a mission and was subsequently hired as a staff. Also, he worked as a math tutor with an agency. Eventually, he came to us and said "I believe I'm ready to live on my own ". He got an apartment. Went back to the university for graduate school and graduated at the top of his class. This is just one of the many lives that were changed because we had the staying power afforded to us by the Volunteer Lawyers of Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.

Loretta Benbow, Executive Director Exodus 321 Inc.

Role:  Client Served