Learn About Our Nonprofit Organization in Georgia


Peace on the Move, Inc. (POTM) in Decatur, GA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2000 by Pastor Tyrone E. Barnette of the Peace Baptist Church to serve the Decatur metropolitan area.

The organization is comprised of a network of programs, to empower and equip individuals and families to move from dependency to self-sufficiency. We welcome all people and are dedicated to transforming and building better lives for individuals, families, and communities through learning and action.

POTM has an excellent reputation in the Metro-Atlanta community and is one of the area’s largest providers of social support services. One of the most recognized programs of POTM is “Feed the Need” (FTN). To date the programs have distributed more than 900,000 pounds of food was distributed to more than 100,000 families.

FTN clothes closet has also helped to keep families warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Both programs are very active and engaged in meeting the needs of the community.

Mission and Vision



Peace on the Move, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that strives to lead with integrity by providing a network of resources. Our mission is to empower the community toward self-sufficiency through social and economic support.

This task is accomplished by creating strategic alliances and partnerships with public and private organizations. Networking with life management and self-supporting programs also contributes to realizing this mission.

Core Values

  • Faith
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Love


Feed the Need

Deborah Daughter’s House

DDH Services

Deborah Daughter's House of Empowered Women’s services will be provided by trained staff and volunteers. This team will include an intake clinician, residence manager, and life skills coach. Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Housing / Utilities
  • Meals
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Case Management
  • Counseling
  • Financial Management Classes
  • Savings Plan
  • Computer Training Opportunities
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Spiritual Discipleship
  • Transportation
  • Referrals for Other Needed Services


  • General Education Development (GED)
  • Technical Trades
  • Computer Training
  • Self-Esteem Classes
  • Parenting Skills
  • Ethics Classes
  • Life Skills Management


  • Job Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Job Skills Classes
  • Interviewing
  • Dress for Success
  • Financial Planning

Financial Literacy

  • Credit Repair
  • Checking
  • Savings Account

Legal Assistance

  • Legal Aid Support
  • Georgia State ID
  • Birth Certificate
  • Driver’s License 

Social Supportive Services

  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Applications
  • MARTA Services
  • Child Care
  • Food Stamps
  • Voter Registration
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Medical Support

  • Adult and Child Health
  • Parents Educating and Advocating for Children’s Health (PEACH) Care/Child Immunization
  • Case/Care Management
  • Domestic Violence and Celebration Recovery Group Support
  • Physical Examination
  • Women’s Health
  • Confidential HIV Testing and Drug Testing
  • TB Testing
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Healthy Eating Habits


  • Visual Exams
  • Eyeglasses


  • Annual Cleaning
  • Dental Exams

DDH Admission Requirements

Potential residents are recruited through referrals made by reliable agencies working with the displaced, such as hospitals, shelters, children’s homes, high schools, and Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) offices. The loving, nurturing, and professional care that Deborah’s House provides is sure to appeal to any young woman who is genuinely seeking a future filled with empowerment, hope, self-sufficiency, and dignity.

  • Females between the ages of 18 – 24 years (residents may have children under the age of 3)
  • Have a sincere desire to make a change
  • Be fully detoxified and free of illegal drugs (drugs not prescribed by your doctor) and alcohol of any kind
  • Agree to initial and random drug testing 
  • Be willing and able to commit to an uninterrupted 24-month program 
  • Be physically able to perform work assignments, including returning to school for professional development
  • Be medically able to fully participate in a program that does not provide medical, dental, or prescription drug assistance
  • Be mentally stable and capable of functioning in a therapeutic community environment with classroom and group activities
  • Be willing to refrain from romantic relationships
  • Participate in a savings program for future residency if you are receiving income of any type 

POTM Officers


Adrienne Jones


Dale Ford


Paul Tomlinson


Earnestine Fredd