Our Mission

The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Metro Atlanta, designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward self-sufficiency.

Our Vision

The Drake House envisions a community where school buses do not stop at weekly rental motels – where every family has the opportunity to recover quickly and with dignity from their homeless situation.

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“From the relationship with my mentors, I gained hope, empowerment, and learned from different influential people.”

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“My greatest gain from staying at The Drake House was understanding how we can easily bounce back if we work as a community in times of trials.”

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“It was helpful for me to learn that each dollar has a name, including the name savings.”

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“You made us feel like family again because you took time out of your lives to help people that you didn’t know.”

The Drake House: North Fulton Housing - Continuum of Care

The Drake House works with many agencies to provide programs and services to prevent homelessness, provide emergency/ short-term crisis, transitional and permanent housing solutions.  The process begins with:

  • Homelessness Prevention: Rental and utility assistance, food, hotel vouchers, etc.
  • Emergency/ Short-Term Housing:  Temporary Housing (90-180 days)  often with case management, education, and career service
  • Transitional and Permanent Housing:  Temporary and permanent supportive apartments, sliding scale rent, some case management;  or permanent housing with a flat rate or subsidized rent and down payment assistance

 

Clients are referred to The Drake House after accessing the “branch” of services of Homelessness Prevention.  They may also be referred by a social worker in the Fulton County School system or other partner agency along the “branch” of the North Fulton Continuum of Care.

 

The average Drake House mother is 38 and has 2 kids and has a post high school education

The average Drake House mother is 38 years old, she has 2 kids,  and a post high school education.  A little more than half of our mothers are employed when entering our program and 90% are employed when they exit.  The average savings at exit it just over $1,200.

 

Did you know that the North Atlanta Metro Area has the highest growth of suburban poverty in the nation? Single mothers comprise the majority of households below 200% of the poverty line in our community.  In Alpharetta, 55% of the low income households are headed by a single mother.
The income needed to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment has increased to $18.31/ hour when allocating 40% to housing.   The average wage upon exiting The Drake House is $1,943.  The state minimum wage is $7.25/ hour.  (March 2017)

Our Current Needs:

Week of 6/19/17

Now that school is out, our food pantry is VERY low.  Many of our families receive free and reduced breakfast and lunch during the school year.  Without this support, The Drake House will provision them with MORE breakfast and lunch items than usual.  Please consider picking up extra on your trip to the grocery store this summer.

Thank you for your support and care for homeless mothers and children during their stay at The Drake House.

 Food Pantry Items

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  • Canned Pork n’ Beans
  • Canned Turnip Greens
  • Canned Mandarin Oranges
  • Canned Pears
  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Yams
  • Tuna Helper
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Tomato Paste
  • Canned Yams
  • Coffee
  • Pasta Sides
  • Beef Broth
  • Honey
  • 5 lbs Bags Sugar
  • 5 lbs Bags of Flour
  • Picnic Salt/Pepper Shakers
  • Pancake Mix

Other Items:

  • Pull Ups  Size 4-5T
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Full Sized Ironing Boards
  • Rechargeable Flashlights
  • Gallon  Ziplock  Bags – Freezer and Regular
  • Women’s Shaving Cream

Gift Card Needs:

The following help us provide for our families and maintain our facilities:

  • Kroger
  • Home Depot
  • Visa/MasterCard/Amex

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