Welcome to Exodus Homes!

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 8 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

Click to download a brochure about Exodus Homes!

Learn more about our program in this excellent short video from Churches Promoting Recovery


Exodus Homes’  2022 William Mangum Honor Cards will be coming soon! The annual sale of Honor Cards is a primary source of funding for the organization. Please check back in the Fall of 2022 to see this year’s design and order yours while supplies lasts!

To learn more about the Honor Card program, please click this link to visit our Honor Card page.

To order by mail:  Download an Honor Card Order Form.  Please print this form and mail it with your check to Exodus Homes P.O. Box 3311, Hickory, N.C. 28603


Rev. Reggie Longcrier, Executive Director of Exodus Homes, has written a book about his life called “From Disgrace to Dignity”.  Click this link to read more about the book and how you can order copies for you or your organization.

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You can buy the book on Amazon for $8.97 per copy; click the button to the right to order your copy online.

Or you can buy copies online directly through Exodus Homes by clicking the link below!  Copies are $8.95 each plus $5.00 shipping for up to 4 copies.  If you need more than 4 copies, please send us an email by clicking this link and we can let you know about multiple copy discounts!

Exodus Homes’ Jack Edwards Awarded the United Way Giving From the Heart Individual Volunteer of the Year for 2021

Jack Edwards has been a volunteer with Exodus Homes for over 10 years. Since coming to Exodus Homes Jack has learned to read, got his driver license, and has volunteered to drive and coordinate transportation for other Exodus Homes’ residents anytime 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Jack has also volunteered extensively with the Cooperative Christian Ministries NETworX Program and the Connections Day Program, and has represented Exodus Homes at multiple United Way functions. Jack is a ministry leader in the Exodus Missionary Outreach United Church of Christ, and sings with the Praise and Worship Team as well as the Exodus Gospel Choir. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Jack has a unique “Gee-Chee” Cajon accent, which we have all come to love (and have finally learned to understand!). Jack has worked diligently to overcome his past of addiction, incarceration, and health problems. He is always promoting the Exodus Homes’ Program and how it has saved his life. He next hopes to obtain his GED. Please join us in congratulating and thanking Jack, as he is an integral part of the Exodus Homes’ Team who brings hope, joy, and a big smile to those around him!    

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 whole clip that aired on January 15th, 2021.


The video below lets you see “Exodus in Action”, both 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.

This video was produced by Jackson Creative, a full service video and multimedia company in Hickory, North Carolina.  Visit them at www.thejacksoncreative.com.