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
The Exodus Diaries Is Finally Here
Exodus Homes and 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. “
The public is welcome to attend the “The Exodus Diaries” book launch on October 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, 237 2nd St. NW Hickory, NC. All 14 writers will be in attendance and several will read excerpts from their stories. Signed books can be purchased at the event for $15. Proceeds will benefit the Exodus Ministries, which will allow us to continue to help those on their recovery journeys.
Purchase your copy of Exodus Diaries Here!
“FROM DISGRACE to DIGNITY” — NOW ON SALE!
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.
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 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.