The Drake House is a short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment program for homeless mothers and their children, designed to assist the family in working toward housing self-sufficiency.
Founded in 2004 as a Leadership North Fulton class project to address the growing number of homeless women and children in the area. The doors opened in 2006.
Named in honor of Roswell native Mary Drake, a founder of North Fulton Community Charities.
The Drake House assists families toward becoming financially stable, contributing members of the community through a variety of programs, including:
- Housing and food, so families can remain in the community and children can remain in their current schools
- Preserving the family unit (boys over the age of 12 are allowed to remain with their family, rather than go to a men’s shelter)
- Children and teen after-school enrichment programs
- Life skills, education, and empowerment planning for adults
- Career coaching including assistance with resume development, interviewing skills, clothing, skills development, career seminars, and job leads
Each year, the organization’s private housing serves approximately 50 families and 100 children.
The Drake House has served over 350 families with more than 650 children since opening its doors.
Find out more: www.drakehouse.org