THE DRAKE HOUSE
We match moms and school-aged children with a screened and trained volunteer advocate who provides support, friendship, and assistance with family needs. The Drake Village clients receive specific budget mentoring support from volunteers.
The Drake House offers a variety of services to assist residents in their journey toward self-sufficiency. Our strategic objective includes:
- Assisting single mothers experiencing homelessness by developing a resume and identifying a career path towards financial security.
- Working together to identify goals and needs of the family and the resources to promote success.
- Providing weekly educational programs on topics including relationship building, parenting, health and wellness, and money management.
In our last fiscal year, 93% of our families have transitioned to stable housing and the average savings of our families upon leaving the program was $2,754. Approximately 70% of mothers are employed when coming to The Drake House and 90% are employed when exiting the program. Last year, the average increase in monthly income was 63% (The living wage required to afford a two-bedroom apartment in our North Fulton community is $21.27 per hour while our mother average is $13.10).
“The Drake House is my chance to change the course of my life and my children’s lives.”