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Exodus Homes is a faith-based United Way agency, offering transitional to long-term supportive housing for homeless recovering people returning to our community from treatment programs and prison. Exodus Homes has a comprehensive array of services to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents. Exodus Homes currently has 73 beds with 9 program locations. We have four major programs:
Supervised Independent Living * Prison Ministry and Post Incarceration Aftercare * Family Preservation and Family Reunification * Exodus Works Vocational Training Program
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The Exodus Diaries
Exodus Homes and Exodus Missionary Outreach United Church of Christ has partnered with Redhawk Publications, an initiative of Catawba Valley Community College, to create Exodus Diaries, a collection of 14 short stories about the lives and transformations of people who have been a part of the Exodus Movement.
Rev. Reggie Longcrier, Executive Director of Exodus Homes and Senior Pastor of Exodus Missionary Outreach United Church of Christ Church explained, “The people whose stories that are highlighted in this book are representative of the thousands of people who have passed through the doors of Exodus Homes and Exodus Church. They have experienced a remarkable recovery from drug addiction, incarceration, and homelessness. This is not just a book about people in recovery but it is a book about people.”
Rev. Susan Smith, Assistant Executive Director of Exodus Homes and Senior Associate Pastor of Exodus Missionary Outreach United Church of Christ says, “Exodus Diaries was created to share hope with those seeking a place to heal and find support as well as enlighten others that it is never too late for anyone. This book proves we can recover, with heartfelt success stories from all over the human map. Exodus Diaries is for anyone looking for stories of redemption, faith, and freedom. “
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“FROM DISGRACE to DIGNITY” — NOW ON SALE!
Rev. Reggie Longcrier’s autobiography tells the story of his journey through 25 years of addiction and incarceration to his transformation into the award-winning man of God he is today. It is a powerful story that shows how as a young man he chose the wrong role models who led him to a personal hell where only God could rescue him. At times you will laugh over the crazy things he did and other times you will cry for the pain and sorrow he experienced. In the end, you see how God opened the door for him to become Chaplain of Catawba Correctional Center, a prison where he had once served time as an inmate. He had the keys to the gate where he was once locked up.
In the epilogue, he says “After going through the maze of addiction, incarceration, and foolish living, I finally made it out. Scores of others are still running around in the same maze like mice looking for fake cheese, and some may never find their way out. If this is you, listen to the small still voice inside that is trying to help you learn the lessons life has been trying to teach you. You don’t have to keep making the same mistakes over and over again. You don’t have to keep falling into the same traps time after time. God is real, and God can help you.
This is a great book for anyone struggling to learn a new way to live after addiction or incarceration and also for those who need hope for a friend or loved one. You can buy copies online directly through Exodus Homes by clicking the link below! Copies are $10.00 each plus $5.00 shipping.
Click the “Donate” button below to make a payment online for your copy of “From Disgrace to Dignity”. Please be sure to add how many copies you would like in the memo line where it says “Special Instructions to Seller”. All major credit/debit cards accepted.
Exodus Homes Featured on WBTV On Your Side!
“Turning Lives Around” Nonprofit Provides Housing for Homeless and Former Inmates
Our very own Catie Lawson wrote to WBTV, asking them to feature Exodus Homes on their special highlighting nonprofits, and they accepted! Click on the picture to see the clip that aired on January 15th, 2021.
The video below lets you see “Exodus in Action”, by listening to residents, staff, board members, and community leaders talk about the impact of the program.
The video was produced in 2005, and features interviews with past and current residents. Many things have happened at Exodus Homes since this video was produced, but you can still see how much progress and growth the organization has had over recent years.
If you would like a copy of this video on DVD to share with a local community group or with your friends, please contact us at the contact information above.
Jackson Creative, a full-service video and multimedia company in Hickory, North Carolina, produced this video. Visit them at www.thejacksoncreative.com.