Lake Burton Civic Association

Victory Home receives a $10,000 Impact Grant from the LBCA Foundation

In March 2022, Victory Home, Tallulah Falls, GA,  received a $10,000 Impact Grant from the LBCA Foundation. Victory Home is a residential, Christian-based rehabilitation facility for men with drug or alcohol problems. Their program is designed to reclaim, redeem, and restore lives that have been consumed by substance abuse. 

Victory Home is a residential, Christian-based rehabilitation facility for men with drug or alcohol problems. Their program is designed to reclaim, redeem, and restore lives that have been consumed by substance abuse. Victory Home, a non-profit, 501(c)3, has been operating the facility since 1959. In the program men receive continuing help in the form of education, counseling and work training while living in a campus environment. 75% of the men who enter the residential intensive program graduate after their six months stay.

Their campus sits on 38 acres. It provides a place for the men attending the program to live, along with a learning center, chapel, administrative offices, thrift store, and a greenhouse that supports an annual plant sale. Recently, Victory Homes set aside land next to the greenhouse to be used to maintain a large vegetable garden where the men will grow and harvest their own produce. Maintaining this new garden and the surrounding 38 acres was previously done with a very old tractor which no longer works. The need for a new tractor was immediately recognized.

A fund-raising effort was launched by the St James Episcopal Church in Clayton to secure a new tractor in the amount of $25,000. The lead organizer of this effort was headed by Kathy Booker, a member of the Church. While the Church raised several thousand dollars, they were still short in their efforts. The LBCAF $10,000 Impact Grant was combined with a grant from the Lake Rabun Foundation in the amount of $5,000 to raise the needed money to purchase the tractor.

Speaking on behalf of this fund-raising effort, Kathy Booker stated, "We are so thankful that the lake communities of Lake Burton and Lake Rabun helped contribute to this effort so that we could reach our goal for Victory Home."

Victory Home receives no Federal or State grants and relies heavily on about 35 local churches, thrift store sales, and an annual golf tournament for its financial support. Individual donations are tax deductible. To learn more about Victory Home or to contribute visit their website at www.victoryhome.org

The LBCA Foundation Impact Award is an annual grant award to a Rabun County nonprofit that positively impacts the lives of Rabun County residents.