On July 23, The Drake House cut the ribbon on its latest expansion. This 1,100 sq. ft. space includes new classrooms, offices and a teen center. After nine months of effort, a large amount of donated labor, money and materials, as well as the overwhelming support of organizations like Home Aid Atlanta, the non-profit is prepared and eager to serve more families than ever before.
“This project was a lot of fun,” said Vincent Longo of Vincent Longo Custom Homes, a major contributor to the expansion. “The project reminded me of all the good in the world.”
The Drake House is a Roswell based non-profit that provides short-term housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless mothers and children in North Fulton. It’s success to date has led to an increase in demand for its services. The expansion will allow for this needed growth.
“This building is the hub of activities for families,” said Dave Hammond, The Drake House board president. “It has offices, a food pantry, laundry facilities and classrooms.”
“This has truly been a journey,” said Executive Director Kathy Swahn, “one of love.”