We are People serving the Lord, working with families in crisis in Coweta County, offering food, clothing, financial assistance and shelter.

One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach Ministries

Thrift Store


Not only does the One Roof Thrift Store allow us to provide clothing, furniture and household goods to families in need, it also pays our bills - our sensational store pays the operating costs of our agency - and that allows us to take your donation and put it to right back into the community, to take care of the most vulnerable among us. So, whether you're shopping with us or donating those treasures you can now live without, you're helping us build better communities.

Our Store is located at 251 Temple Ave

Hours are 10 - 4 Monday thru Saturday

Food Pantry


 Since 1985, the Coweta Community Food Pantry has served those who are hungry.  

Clients can come every month to pick up a box filled with canned goods, breads, staples...fresh fruits and vegetables as donated - and even meat.

Partnering with the superwomen of the Newnan Junior Service League and supported by their annual Can-A-Thon, we also offer kid bags with peanut butter, jelly, cereal and snacks. 

Food Pantry is open every

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

1 - 4

Assistance Ministry


We know that everyone hits hard times.

When you've been injured on the job, or that major car repair takes next months rent...we're here with financial assistance for families in crisis. 

Working on a case by case basis, One Roof pays bills for those going through a tough situation that is not of their making - as much as our resources allow.  The goal is always the same: Keep families together, stable, healthy and in their homes.

All Financial Assistance requires a personal interview. Please bring ID and all relevant paperwork to the Office 

at 255 Temple Avenue

Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 1 - 4

The Lodge

What is it?

The Lodge is a 30 day, transitional housing facility for women & children under 14.

Where is it?

The Lodge is located at 108 W. Washington Street, in Newnan, GA.

How does it operate?

Working with The Housing Authority of Newnan, One Roof  operates The Lodge as a 24 hour live-in facility, providing food, shelter and counseling for up to one month, for 10 women & children who are experiencing homelessness. 

How Can I Apply for Lodging?

Those wishing to apply to The Lodge must come to the One Roof office at 255 Temple Hours during client hours: Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 1 to 4.

 No applications are taken at The Lodge. 

I want to support The Lodge - How Can I Help?

Kitchen staples and supplies are  needed - shelf stable foods, like pasta, soups, rice mixes. We need cereals, oatmeal, grits. 

Volunteer - Talk to us about creating on ongoing relationship with those with serve.

Contact us at

I want to support The Lodge financially - How do I do that?

Thank you!  Operating The Lodge will take all of us, working together, to fill this vital need in our community.  You may donate here, on this website or if you like, send your check to: 

P.O. Box 916, Newnan, GA  30264

Memo - 'The Lodge'  

We are profoundly grateful to everyone who has donated money and goods. 


What We Need Now

For The Lodge:


Sustainable housing for our clients

Personal care items

Financial support for operational costs

For our Assistance Ministry:

  A good, running VAN or TRUCK for Store pickups.

Diapers & Wipes. All sizes. 

For the Food Pantry:

Volunteer GROUPS to come in to sort in the Food Pantry - the Can-a-thon goods are here!  Call or send us an email to sign up for any Saturday in January or February. 

About Us


In 2007, a group of pastors and community leaders began discussing a place where resources could be pooled, and people could go when they were facing difficulties. One Roof was born.

Our first Executive Director was Derenda Rowe, who was already managing the Coweta Community Food Pantry.  The two agencies have been working together ever since. Over the years since One Roof has continued to grow and  expand our outreach efforts.  In 2014, we moved to our current location at 251 (the Thrift Store), 253 (Food Pantry) and 255 (Assistance Office) Temple Avenue in Newnan. In 2019, we opened Coweta County's only shelter, The Lodge.

Future plans include:   

  Improvements to our Store

  A Food Forest and Urban Farm

  A Mobile Ministry truck

  Longer term living units


How You Can Help

  • Pray.  Please keep us and those we serve in your thoughts.
  • Contribute.  Because the Thrift Store pays our operating expenses, including salaries, every dollar of your donation goes back out the door to help our community. Your ongoing support can make a world of difference to a family in crisis.  Checks made out to One Roof can be sent to P.O. Box 916, Newnan, GA  30264.
  • Donate.   Bring your gently used items to our thrift store.  Donations can be dropped off any time the store is open - Monday thru Saturday, 10 to 4. Remember, those treasures you no longer need help us to build better communities, right here in Coweta.
  • Donate BIG.   Got a working car your family no longer needs? Please consider donating it to our 'Working Cars for Working Folks' program. Coweta is a tough place to live and work without wheels.  
  • Give.  We love to see personal care items - like toothpaste, shampoo or soap - come in the door; we promise, our clients really appreciate them.  The Food Pantry also needs these things, always: tuna, fruit,  peanut butter & jelly, condiments and baking goods. Check our website (What We Need Now) for our most pressing needs.
  • Volunteer.   Help us in the office or thrift store; Housesit at The Lodge. Sort cans in the Pantry.  We simply couldn't do what we do without our volunteers - they make all the difference. Whatever your talents, we'll find a place for you.
  • Serve.   One Roof works with NEST, Newnan's Emergency Warming Center, to provide a safe place for our homeless population on nights when the temperature goes below 35 degrees. Serve the most vulnerable among us by staffing the center or providing dinner. We also need volunteers to work with our guests at The Lodge. Please contact us if you'd like to grace us with the gift of your presence.
  • Advocate.  There are homeless among us. There is a real need for affordable housing. Speak up to those in authority.
  • Endow.   As this agency grows and takes on more responsibilities, it is imperative that we build a fund for those inevitable rainy days.  Please remember us as you create your own future plans.

Our Team


Terry Fomby, Case Manager

Terry is a devoted mom to four amazing children - who are thankfully, almost all grown. She has over 15 years as a caregiver, working in Hospice and in Hospitality and is very passionate about taking care of people.  She cares deeply about our area's Homeless population and began working with One Roof in May of 2019; in August she became full time and now divides her time between client casework and our Lodge residents. But she hopes that her future includes a motorcycle, because she loves to feel the breeze in her face.


Pam Bray, Thrift Store Manager

Pam has worked at the One Roof Store since its move to our current location in 2014, and she loves helping people in any way she can. When she's not working at the store, she loves working in her garden and decorating - at Christmas, our customers come for miles for one of Pam's specialty decorated Christmas trees. She's all about making people smile, and loves to watch the children who come into the store - to see their faces light up when the trees are bright and shining.


Sharlene Washington, Office & Food Pantry


Margaret Crawford, Thrift Store


Cam Caldwell, Food Pantry


Pam Gray, Thrift Store


Stephanie Calhoun ,Thrift Store


Susan Seamon, Special Projects

Susan has lived in Newnan since 1988 and she loves this beautiful community. She graduated from East Coweta in 1994 and says, GO INDIANS!  Susan contacts local businesses to ask if they will hold a monthly Food or Personal Care Drive for our agency; she also volunteers for several other non-profits in the area.  Otherwise, you can find her at Junction Lanes bowling; she says, "Come join the league - it's a great way to have fun, get out and meet people!"


Linda Doenges, Volunteer Coordinator

Linda and her husband retired in 2016, so they've been spending quality time with each other and family. They are blessed with 5 children and 8 grandchildren, but most importantly with each other and the gift of God's blessings. Linda is a People Person and enjoys volunteering - she's 'Southern Born & Southern Bred' - and loves her country music.


Food Pantry Manager:  Brian Shelton

Brian and Pat Shelton also help with intake services


Intake Desk/Wednesday:  Cindy Pursley, Mary Barerra (Bilingual)


Intake Desk/Friday:  Miss Mattie, Jennifer


Food Pantry Client Team:  Mr. Woodrow, Miss Kat, Miss Charlie Jean

Our Donors, Community Partners & Supporters


St. Paul's Episcopal Church 

Gillespie Contracting Inc.

One Hundred Women of Coweta

Central Baptist Church

The Tomlin Family

Newnan Junior Service League

Elite Foam

Newnan Kiwanis

White Oak Golden K

Coweta Community Foundation

Coweta Fayette Trust

Habitat for Humanity

First United Methodist Church

Young Boozer Family Foundation

Resurrection Lutheran Church

The Spradlin Family

Computer Tech USA

The Housing Authority Newnan

The Reppard Jones Foundation

Lela Brown

Grace Faith Community

The Allen Family

Newnan City Church

The Knights of Columbus

Line Creek Baptist Church

John and Jennifer Lovell

St. Smyrna Senior Saints

Norman & June Hardy

Moreland UMC

Charlotte Hurley

Cornerstone Methodist Church

Mary Ben Christiansen

Unity Baptist Church Women

Beverly Jennings

Cathedral of Christ the King

The Miller Family

Turin United Methodist Church

Betsy Baggett

Liberty Christian Church

Backstreet Arts

The Church of Life

Cokes Chapel UMC

Downtown Sign Shop

Macedonia Baptist Church

Michael & Sherry Johnson

Sonrise Baptist Church

The Heritage School


The Cooper Family

Nancy Aaron

John & Caroline Abbey III

Dan & Laura Addabbo

Rose Marie Arndt

The Barber Family

Margaret Bass

Gayle Bishop

The Boyd Family

Bridging The Gap

The Busby Family

Deborah Butcher

The Campbell Family

Anita Carter

Corine Cannon

Mike Cannon

CenterState Bank

Dr. Malcolm H. Cole Jr

The Cortez Family

Coweta County Family Connection

Coweta County Nutritionists

The Cranford Family

Pat & Gene Craven

Degree 180 Center

W. Homer Drake

Jane Duenckel

Carolyn Evans

The Exner Family

Pam Gabel

Rosemary Ginger

John & Susan Green

David & Jan Gregory

Gunter & Family

Mollie Guthrie

The Hardin Family

Gail Kelly Head

The Hills Gang

Marc & Mary Francis Honea

Jack Peek Sales

J. R. Isak

Keith Issac & Jennifer Maichel

The Jackson Family 

The Josey Family

William Keir

Ann Kerlin

Mrs. Silverlene J. Kindle

Kindred Hospice

Dick & Cwyn Kozma

J. Smith Lanier & Co

Lara's Ladies

Marian Lee

Kay & Brian Lewis

Stacy Dove Lucchesi

The Mallehan Family

Melinda Mansour

The Marsh Family

Carolyn Martin

Nancy Martin

Meals on Wheels Coweta 

Mary J. Mills

The Moor Family

The Moore Family

O'Reilly Auto Parts

The Palmer Family

Cheryl Peterson

The Pilot Club of Newnan

Kevin Quinn

Real Life Center

Jeffrey & Cynthia Render

Pat Richmond 

The Rode Family

Mrs. Betty Schmidt

The Schmidt Family

Carol Lee Shankel

The Simmons Family

Sisters for Society

The Spavelko Family

Benjamin G. Spivey

The Stuckey Family

St. Vincent de Paul

The Sustainable Housing Taskforce

The Tamplin Family

Janet Thomas

VFW Post 2667

The Waldron Family

Annie & Karey Kay Walter

The Watkiss Family

Karen G.  Webb

The Wicker Family

Jennie Williams

The White Family

The White Oak Thursday Group

Pamela White

2019 Board of Directors

Dr. Ann Kerlin - President

Pat Richmond - Vice President

Jenni Parnell - Secretary

Jim Churchill

Gina Watkiss

John Kirkland, Jr

Jane Duenckel

Joshua Weida

Ashley Allen

Renee McGraw

Brian Shelton

Dr. David Gregory

Susan Seaman


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Come see us!

Whether you are in need of our assistance, or would like to know more about what we do, we invite you to come see us at our three storefronts - The Thrift Store (251 Temple Avenue), the Food Pantry (253 Temple Avenue) and the Assistance Office (255 Temple Avenue).

Client hours for Assistance are always Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 - 4 pm.  No appointment is necessary.

Best times for volunteer interviews and tours are Monday, Wed and Friday, 11 - 1.

One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach

255 Temple Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263, GA 30263, US

(770) 683-7705


Thrift Store 

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed


If you need food, clothing, or other assistance, please come to the office to fill out an intake application. We serve Coweta residents, so be sure to bring an ID. Bring the bill! We can't pay it otherwise.  

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1pm to 4pm

255 Temple Ave, Newnan, GA 30263