In 2004, Terence and Cecilia gathered two trash bags filled with clothes and walked through the streets of downtown Atlanta.

On Auburn Ave, Terence and Cecilia encountered a homeless woman.

“Do you know anyone who needs clothes or shoes?” Cecilia asked.

The lady immediately responded, “Of course, I need some right now!”

When this warm-hearted lady rummaged through the two bags, she came across a pair of black shoes, and started jumping up and down with excitement. “I just prayed for a pair of shoes last night, and God answered.”

Terence and Cecilia looked at each other, and in that moment—the concept of “Love Beyond Walls” was born. On the ride home, they discussed ways to mobilize others to join them in moving past the walls that divide people, and to take love to people in creative ways. That day, they both became compassionate about work in the trenches, and the desire to love people where they were.

In 2013, Terence formalized the concept of Love Beyond Walls as more than just an idea by incorporating as a nonprofit and living as homeless person in the heart of the City of Atlanta. With the permission of his family, he lived on the streets to understand the sufferings of those faced with homelessness and poverty. He was put out of shelters, slept under bridges, ate handouts, begged for money, got put out of restaurants, stayed up countless days, and experienced every aspect of homelessness first-hand.

He wanted to wear the shoes of the people the organization serves.

The organization has focused on raising awareness of the realities and needs of those experiencing lack and vulnerability, and using that vehicle as a way of mobilizing people to take part in those stories.

We continually raise awareness and mobilize an army of people who dare to get involved in breaking down barriers and dreaming up new solutions.

Since starting, Love Beyond Walls has mobilized thousands of people to serve those that are vulnerable and forgotten.

Love Beyond Walls is a 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the federal government.


“Our mission is to raise awareness of societal needs through technology and storytelling, and mobilize people to take part in it.”

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We are committed to people that the world passes by because we believe the people struggling with poverty and sleeping on the streets have lives and stories that are just as valuable as ours.


As an organization that focuses on building people up, we ask that you consider joining our team by volunteering and getting involved with us during your free time.


We don’t believe that fear has a place to stop us from loving someone. We strive to view everyone as an individual with a story and a hopeful, better future. Humans are humans and we desire to show the same unconditional love to each one of them.


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