Our housing ministry provides a variety of housing opportunities, including single-family rental homes, in our target neighborhood. We believe a stable home is a essential to a family’s health and success, and we are thankful to create options for families in our community.
Today we’re delighted to introduce you to the Hightower-Porter family, renting from Charis Community Housing in in South Atlanta.
Please introduce yourself and your family.
My name is Tonika, and my husband is Nicholas Porter. We have a 15-year old son Christopher and a daughter named Heaven, who is ten.
How did you get connected to Charis?
My mom had a Charis house built back in 1994, so I learned about Charis through her. She still lives in that house today! We have lived in our house with Charis for three years.
What is your favorite thing about living in South Atlanta?
I appreciate how quiet it is on my street. I’ve seen improvements in the community since I was younger, and I hope it keeps getting better. It’s a good neighborhood.
Your family is very civic minded. Can you share about your daughter’s community work?
Heaven Hightower is the founder of Heaven Help One Help All Foundation. She recently hosted a modeling and talent showcase that benefited special needs children. She presented a donation to the lead special needs teacher from her school, Wesley International Academy. This was her third event helping kids. Heaven Help One Help All Foundation has its 2nd Annual Back to School event coming up on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Villages of Carver YMCA. For more information, you can call 404-781-8680.
FCS and Charis Community Housing is excited to see young leaders getting excited and activated to serve others. We’re glad to be a part of the Hightower-Porter family’s story! To learn more about Charis rentals, you can visit the Charis website.