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

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A northwest Atlanta woman who lived with her husband in a shed with no running water just moved into a brand new home.

Channel 2′s Berndt Petersen visited the home along Ashby Terrace where a local nonprofit is helping her and young homeless mothers.

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Everyone in the neighborhood knows Deborah Glover and they know how hard life has been for her.

This brand-new home on Atlanta’s Westside is where the 71-year-old and two young moms and their kids will live.


Glover told Petersen it was one of the biggest surprises of her life.

“Oh! I could not believe it. I could not believe it!,” Glover said.

“This is a multigenerational intervention. It’s a creation of the charity. 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,” CHRIS 180 CEO Kathy Colbenson said.

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Glover said over the course of all these years, one thing kept her going: faith. It was her faith and belief in our Heavenly Father.

“God almighty,” Glover said.

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