The Drake House: Moving families from hopelessness to hope

The Drake House

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The Drake House

History: The Drake House has provided homeless single mothers and their children a safe haven with shelter, clothing, food, and support services since 2006 when it renovated a 16-unit apartment complex. In 2017, space was added to support 16 more families in North Fulton.

Did you know: The nonprofit houses 50 or more families each year. The short-term housing program provides a furnished apartment, along with food, MARTA passes, educational classes, and more. Long-term affordable housing is available for families who complete The Drake House program. Children can participate in youth groups and after-school programs.

Its motto: Provide "a lifeline of supportive housing and enrichment programs for homeless mothers and their children in north metro Atlanta."

How you can help: Spend time as a mentor or tutor with children. Or volunteer in the office, with after-school activities or the special-events committees. Pick an item or two from the weekly wish list of foods or household goods, or make a financial donation.

To learn more: Visit, call 770-587-4712.