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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Education, Preschools

Mission: Our House breaks the chains of homelessness by providing quality early childhood education and comprehensive support services for families who are homeless.

Results: 90% of parents surveyed agreed that Our House programs and services served to significantly improve their situation. In this fiscal year alone, 58% of the parents who entered Our House unemployed became employed within 6 months. In FY 2012, 31% of parents enrolled in an employment training program; 77% made improvements in their housing stability. Of our 2011 CDA job training graduates, 67% obtained F/T employment and 25% obtained P/T employment within 6 months of graduating from the program. Our House is able to have impact in the lives of homeless families due to strong leadership, effective staff, quality programming, and long-term community support.

Target demographics: Homeless children (ages 6 wks. to 5 yrs.) and families living in shelters and/or transitional housing programs throughout Metro Atlanta.

Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta

Programs: Early Childhood Education Program Family Advocacy Program Employment Readiness Program

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being a member of the Our House Board is a privilege and a responsibility that I take seriously. Our House provides quality child care to homeless preschoolers and works with families to end their homelessness. Our House is NAEYC accredited. It is a well-managed organization working from a strategic plan with measurable outcomes. He entire Board and all of the faculty and staff of Our House contribute to he annual fund raising efforts of the organization.

Dawn21

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization does amazing work! I'm humbled and proud to know the board and staff associated with Our House

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our House, Inc may be a small facility but it has demonstrated monumental results that have improved the lives of families experiencing homelessness. The condition of homelessness can be demoralizing to the families affected. Children in particular suffer long term consequences from the trauma of instability. Consequently, they are less likely to perform to standard in the classroom when compared to their peers. As a pre-K early childhood learning center, Our House, Inc provides a stable, nurturing environment that prepares the young mind for engagement in the classroom. Beyond its primary commitment to the education of children, supportive services are also extended to the parents in the form of counseling, educational workshops, case management, and job attainment skills. There is opportunity for on-site training as a Child Development Associate for those parents interested in pursuing a career. Participants in this certificate program gain job experience and many have secured employment since the program’s inception. I feel privileged to be involved with the work of a progressive organization like Our House, Inc that provides not only assistance to the helpless, but empowerment for a hopeful future.