The Drake House provides housing programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta.
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.
- More than 10,000 people in Atlanta experience homelessness on any given night.
- Over 40% of Atlanta's homeless population are women and children.
- More than 41% of homeless students in Fulton County attend North Fulton County Schools.
"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."
-Monique, Recent Drake House Graduate
Goals for Our Families
Help Families Remain in the Community.
Keep Children in Their Local Public Schools.
Preserve Intact Families.(Boys over the age of 12 are allowed to remain with their family – most shelters require them to be in a men’s program.)
Support Financial Stability with Improved Employment to Transition to Stable Housing.