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 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.

 

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 Currnt Needs:

Week of 3/27/2017

 

                  Food Pantry Items:

  • Cookies (Assorted)
  • Cooktop Oats
  • Dressing (Ranch & Italian)
  • Maple Syrup
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cooking Spray

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

  • Kroger
  • Walmart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Home Depot
  • Costco
  • Amazon
  • Visa/MasterCard/Amex

 

Thank you for your desire to support the families of The Drake House

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10500 Clara Drive, Roswell, GA 30075