Welcome to Our Daily Rest
Our Daily Rest is Oconee County’s only homeless shelter. It opened in 2009 and has served over 400 people in the first two years. This is not a drop-in overnight shelter, but rather a program that helps people change their lives and transition to successful, independent living.
Our Daily Rest is community supported and dependent on the contributions of individuals, churches, organizations and businesses to provide funds for daily operations and mortgage retirement.
Make an investment in our community by supporting Our Daily Rest. Contributing to Our Daily Rest is a deeply personal connection—one person to another—that comes when you give a helping hand to a person, a child, or a family.
This 6 minute video provides an overview of Our Daily Rest and shares the perspective of people who have received help from this program. Take a moment to learn how your contribution can change lives and help the homeless Transition to Success.
In Loving Memory
As many of you may know, Our Daily Rest has lost one of our best angels, John Catlin, a founding board member. He and his lovely wife, Booty, worked tirelessly to make the dream of a homeless shelter in Oconee County a reality. Although he retired from our Board of Directors over a year ago, they both remained loyal supporters of Our Daily Rest. John Catlin was what some people would say is rare thing in today’s world; a truly good man. We will miss his heart and his sense of humor. We all extend our deepest sympathy to Booty and the rest of the Catlin family.
The Match has been extended!
Make your donation count twice: Through December 31, 2013, all contributions to The Match campaign, up to $250,000, will be matched by a generous anonymous donor. The Match funds will be used for the retirement of the mortgage principle.