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About Us

Mission Statement

SafeHouse Outreach is an urban outreach committed to affecting real change in the lives of those in the margins of society, by providing a hand up, not just a hand out.

SafeHouse provides practical, emotional, and physical assistance to those living in the margins, and help integrate them back into society – to lead healthy, functional lives.


Brief History of SafeHouse

In 1982, Philip Bray took to the streets to rescue child prostitutes and runaways in Atlanta, Ga. Inspired by his own experiences; he wanted to reach those who the church considered unreachable.

A booth in a local hamburger restaurant became the headquarters for SafeHouse on Friday and Saturday nights. Within 6 months, over 200 volunteers came together with manpower and compassion and began reaching out to anyone in need. Soon SafeHouse outgrew the booth and moved to a storefront off Peachtree Street.

They held church service at midnight on Friday nights and became known within the city as a place where the unreachable could come for assistance. This was the beginning of SafeHouse becoming a full service community development organization.

Partnering with local city churches and corporations, SafeHouse expanded their outreach with feeding programs, rehab, and job placement; providing for these partners the expertise to impact their community.

Over the past 25 years, SafeHouse has been instrumental in impacting lives and changing communities. Recognized by city mayors, governors, and the President, Safehouse offers a hand up not just a hand out and is active in finding a solution to those in crisis.

Nationally and internationally, SafeHouse is sought after to replicate their efforts in other communities.

Executive Board

Willie Russell                            HJ Russell



Philip Bray                               SafeHouse Outreach



Richard Berry                           Navigators



Jim Brennan                             Apache Capital



Mike Attaway                          MM Systems

Jonathan Bray                           HBK Investments

Paul Breslin                              Panther Hospitality

Scott Cathcart                          Sun Trust Bank

Connie Cousins-Baker              Jenny Pruitt Realty

Pastor Mirek Hufton                 World Harvest Church

Michelle Johnson                      Home Depot

Elder Tom Powell                     New Birth Missionary

Drew Sewell                             CKS Packaging

Dave Stockert                          Post Properties

Bishop Jim Earl Swilley             Church in the Now

Jamaine Tucker                        Trinity Chapel

Dave Wagner                           Nordstrom



Executive Board Emeritus


Pastor Jim Bolin                        Trinity Chapel

Arvel Burell                              Gulf Oil, Mt. Paran Church, retired

Glenn Collis                              Collis Food Services

Tim Elmore                               Growing Leaders

Bishop Eddie Long                   New Birth Missionary

Dr. Sam Chand                        Sam Chand International

Bob Lupton                              FCS Urban Ministries



SafeHouse Outreach Advisory Council


Advisory Council Chair

D. Scott Cathcart                     SunTrust Bank Atlanta


Andrew Kintz                           SunTrust Bank Atlanta

Bobby Cremins Jr.                    Bank Of America

Dr. Beth Calhoon                     Georgia State University

Billy O’Neal                             Author

Bill Stoezel                               Dickie Broadcasting

Brent Darnell                            Brent Darnell and Associates

Chris Duffield                           Clear Channel

Dacia Bray                               SafeHouse Outreach

David Childers                         Mortgage Broker

Dennis Smith                            Retired L’Oreal Cosmetics

Glen Wilkins                             Wal-Mart

Greg Pyne                                Entrepreneur     

Jack Clamon                            Day Company

Jack Harrington                        Dataliant

Jason Audermaur                      Morris Law Firm

Jeff Cook                                 CFIC Home Mortgage

Jo Anne Reed                           Century Strategies

Johnny Myers                           Peachtree Presbyterian/SafeHouse Outreach

JT Adams                                 Lodestone Developement

Kara Perkins                            Jezebel Magazine

Kelle Ortiz                                Soteria Productions

Lindy Morgan                           Skanska USA

Mark Attaway                          Atlanta Land Group

Mark Hawn                              Trophy Properties

Marlene Hamler                        Carter and Associates

Michael Moore                         Precision Guided Group

Michelle Wine                          Amerisave Mortgage

Ralph Reed                              Century Strategies

Randy Riddell                           Coca-Cola North America

Richard Woods                        Flex HR, Inc

Rick Roberts                            The Mission Society

Rusk Jones                               Outdoor Conceptions

Sasha Green                             Dept. of Children’s Health/State of GA

Sean Stokes                             Hunter and Lords

Shad Hill                                  Infinite Web Solutions

Dr. Shawn Byler                       Momentum Cunsulting

Sonza Furnis-Curtis                  ENT PA

Steve Miles                              Coinmatch

Susie Richter                            Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Terry Stout                               Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Tom Lamb                               Former Lexmark

Tony Brennan                           Healthcare Real Estate Advisors

Willie Russell                            HJ Russell




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