THE DRAKE HOUSE
Our educational, empowerment, and mentoring programs assist these families in becoming financially self-sufficient and contributing members of the community. The Drake House is the only agency in the area offering an emergency residential program with private housing, serving approximately 50 families with 100 children per year.
“This place was my home for 6 months. Being accepted into The Drake House was truly a blessing to me and my children. The staff was great, the classes were absolutely necessary, informative, and needed. They put us up in a place of our own which was fully furnished and very comfortable. I thank God for the opportunity to have been a part of this program during my hard times and I’m even more grateful to have had the opportunity to get back on my feet all because of The Drake House.”
The Drake House provides a lifeline of supportive housing and enrichment programs for homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta.
- HELP FAMILIES REMAIN IN THE COMMUNITY.
- PRESERVE INTACT FAMILIES.
- SUPPORT FINANCIAL STABILITY WITH IMPROVED EMPLOYMENT TO TRANSITION TO STABLE HOUSING.
The Drake House started in 2004 as a Leadership North Fulton class project to address the growing number of homeless women and children in the area. Community leaders gathered donations and volunteers from business and civic leaders, faith-based organizations, Fulton County, the City of Roswell and the United Way of Greater Atlanta to create a non-profit that could address the need.
The doors opened in June 2016, and the center was named The Drake House in honor of Roswell native Mary Drake, a founder of North Fulton Community Charities who advocated for those in need.