Here’s to Life, Inc. (HTL) is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by Dr. Patricia Brown, aiming to address substance use disorders and HIV-related challenges in metropolitan Atlanta. In 2014, Michael Banner took over as leader, expanding services and securing funding for Emergency Housing. He retired in 2021, passing leadership to Gregory R. Smith in 2022. Under Smith’s leadership, HTL focuses on serving the Same Gender Loving and Transgender community, offering counseling, life skills, emergency lodging, and workforce development. In 2022, HTL expanded its transitional housing program to two years.


Greg Amos, Board President
Charles Shackleford, Secretary
Pat Brown, Treasurer
Curtis Law
Jackie Patterson