Candice Dyer

Organizations: Skyland Trail

In the early 1980s, Atlanta offered few mental health resources to help people make the pivotal transition from inpatient care to reintegration into the community. West Lumber Company helped purchase an old apartment building for that use, which launched Skyland…

Organizations: Furkids

Metro Atlanta’s Furkids is not your typical animal shelter. The Cumming nonprofit, Georgia’s largest no-kill animal shelter, is a mostly cage-free destination for visitors seeking pets or pet services – or for anyone who just wants to spend time with…

Organizations: Aim to Be3

Special-needs students who graduate from high school often face a precarious future. With limited abilities to interact with other members of their community and receive specially tailored instruction, these adults and their families can become isolated from the rest of…

Organizations: Feeding the Valley

Before the pandemic, an estimated one in five Georgians was designated “food insecure.” Those numbers exploded by 35% in the time of COVID-19, says Frank Sheppard, president and CEO of Feeding the Valley, a Columbus-based nonprofit food bank that opened…

Organizations: Union Mission

Established in 1937, Union Mission has grown from a modest soup kitchen and overnight shelter into one of the leading nonprofits serving people facing homelessness in Savannah. “Our objective is partnering with people to end their homelessness through housing and…