Atlanta woman who lived in a shed for 20 years will share new home with young moms

ATLANTA — Deborah Glover says it was one of the biggest surprises of her life.

The 71-year-old said she “could not believe it” when she found out she would get to live in a brand new home along Ashby Terrace on Atlanta’s westside.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

“This is a multi-generational intervention,” CHRIS 180 CEO Kathy Colbenson said.

Deborah will share the house —a creation of the charity — with two young mothers and their children, who have been experiencing homelessness.

This was Deborah’s property. She and her late husband lived here for 20 years, in a shed with no running water. Her struggle is over.


Now, she will be a grandmother of sorts to the young moms who will stay here for a season and then transition to permanent housing. Other moms will then come and do the same.

Deborah says over the course of all these years, one thing kept her going.

“Faith. My trust and faith and belief in our Heavenly Father, God Almighty,” Deborah said.

CHRIS 180 expects this program to be a big success, and they hope to replicate it across Atlanta.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]