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The Drake House Program
Families must be referred by one of our partner agencies to verify homelessness and eligibility to the programs. Our primary partner agencies are Fulton County School System’s Social Workers, North Fulton Community Charities, Community Action Center, Family Promise, and Family Haven. Our basic application requirements include documented ties to communities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs through school, work, or worship for a minimum of six months; the ability to legally be employed; drug screening; and criminal record check. Applicants must also meet with our Family In-take Coordinator for a personal interview. Other documentation may be gathered before any decision on placement is made. The Drake House program is completely voluntary and runs from 90 to a maximum of 180 days based on compliance and progress in the program.
Upon admission, families sign a resident contract and agree to adhere to family guidelines. They participate in an empowerment planning process and develop a goal plan. Weekly meetings are held with the Family Assessment manager. All underemployed or unemployed mothers attend weekly career seminars and meet with our Career Coach to identify full-time employment as quickly as possible. Families must also attend weekly Life Skills Education Classes. The goal is to graduate to independent housing or other stable housing plan and recover from their homeless situation as quickly as possible.