Nicholas House homeless shelter has provided an invite to the MyMeApparel Atlanta Fashion and Entertainment Examiner, on October 11, 2013, to pass along to its readership. Nicholas House will open their doors to the public on October 19, 2013. Nicholas House hopes to bring awareness to the crisis of homelessness and offer opportunities for community involvement.
According to the Metro Atlanta Task Force for Homelessness, children under the age of nine are the fastest growing group of the homeless population. Additional information presented by the task force provides that 40-60% of homeless people actually work, which destroys the myth of the homeless being lazy. Findings also suggest that veterans compile 40% of all male homelessness in Atlanta. How awful is that when you give your life for a community that leaves you out in the cold. Awful!
(For more statistics on homelessness in Atlanta, Georgia, visit the official website for Metro Atlanta Task Force for Homelessness.)
Nicholas House Homeless Shelter is located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a unique shelter in that one of its primary focuses is to keep the family intact. Most homeless shelters require that women and girls go to one facility, while men and boys go to another.
“Nicholas House accepts homeless families no matter what their size and makeup: expectant mothers, single mothers and fathers, couples and their children, including teenage male children-and large families with as many as 10 members.
Because most shelters are gender-specific, serving only men or women and their children, homelessness often separates family members from each other, often times with devastating consequences.” ~Nicholas House homeless shelter official website.
Nicholas House encourages potential visitors to come learn more about what Nicholas House is doing to address the issue of homelessness.
Saturday, October 19th
10:30 am - 11:30 am
830 Boulevard, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
“Bring your family. Bring your kids. Invite your friends. Invite your neighbors.” ~ Nicholas House Homeless Shelter open house invite.
Information is also provided on how interested parties may get involved. Involvement may be in the form of providing snacks for the children’s center, dropping of gently worn clothing, making a monetary donation, providing vocational/financial training or contacting Nicholas House representatives with a customized offering.
Nicholas House also offers an annual Dream Builders Luncheon, which is a forum to promote awareness and raise funds for continuation of services provision.
Because of its unique offerings, Nicholas House is always running at full capacity with a waiting list. If you need, or someone you know needs, shelter services right away, you may reference the Atlanta Georgia Homeless Shelters and Services for the Needy website for directory listings.