Mission: The Drake House provides comprehensive assessment and immediate residential housing with a support program for homeless mothers and their children.
Programs: The drake house, inc. Is a crisis residential assessment center for homeless women and children in north fulton county, georgia. It provides immediate residential housing, combined with an empowerment program designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward housing self-sufficiency. The drake house, inc. Addresses the long-standing need for emergency housing for women and children in the north fulton community. It offers residential housing and in-depth assessments to approximately forty to fifty families a year. Each family stays approximately ninety days. The target population is single mothers with minor children. These mothers may be unemployed or underemployed and lack sufficient income to meet all expenses of life in the north fulton community. Women and children entering the drake house are offered a variety of support services to empower and educate them and move them towards self-sufficiency. Residents participate in a goal setting process and an empowerment plan. Initial goals include addressing medical needs of the mother and the children, and the educational needs of the children. Onsite life skills classes are conducted every monday evening on topics such as job readiness, personal finances, parenting skills, and health and wellness. An advocacy program provides encouragement, motivation, and support during the family's stay. The goal of the drake house, inc. Is to create an environment that allows homeless families to be included in north fulton community life, enjoy a stabilized, improved quality of life, make increasingly responsible choices, exert greater control over their life competencies, develop and exercise their competencies and talents, and experience personal security and self-respect.
Drake House is a wonderful "time-out" place for single mothers. Drake house offers these mothers and their children a safe place to live, mentors to advise them, a life skills team that offers parenting skills, financial planning, and career coaching. There is hope when they transition out of Drake House for a more financially secure future. Drake House makes our community a better place for everyone.
The staff and board at The Drake House are such an inspiration. The program is still relatively young, and yet so well run. The help single women with children to catch their breath, teach important life lessons, and most importantly show them love and kindness. TDH has been well supported by local churchs and other service groups. It is always a pleasure to show up and help this wonderful group!