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
My experiences at Our House were life changing. Oftentimes when we think of the homeless, we think of adults, but volunteering at Our House opened my eyes to the many little people who are also impacted by homelessness through no fault of their own. Being at Our House has also confirmed that you must love people and have a genuine concern for the well being of others as did their staff. I watched them day after day coming to work with a smile on their faces greeting the children and their parents by name. I appreciated the level of dignity that they received no matter what their condition and or situations. I will return to Our House one day to begin my volunteering again and I will continue to donate, but until then they need our help and I sincerely hope that they get it. I love you "Our House."