We assist homeless families in making the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency in a structured but home-like environment. Nicholas House is committed to assisting its families attain three goals that form the basis of self-sufficiency.
1. Earn a Living Wage.
2. Maintain the Physical, Mental and Social Health of the Family.
3. Maintain Safe and Stable Housing.
Nicholas House understands that providing basic subsistence – food and shelter – is necessary but not sufficient to prevent most homeless families from becoming homeless again.
Addressing the Root Causes
We help families address the causes of their homelessness by offering counseling, case management, assistance with life skills and parenting and other supportive services targeted to each family's individual needs. Families are eligible to participate in NHI programs for up to two years. After they graduate, they are offered an additional two years of Aftercare Services so that they can cement the gains they made while in the program and maintain their self-sufficient lifestyle.
Nicholas House is establishing itself as the benchmark by which other homeless programs in the Atlanta area measure their success. We work continuously to improve the quality of our programs and produce measurable results. These attainments are measured 6, 12 and 24 months after a family leaves our programs, and the success of the program is determined on how a family is a year or more after they have graduated from the facility.
Keeping Families Intact
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.
By accepting the entire family, Nicholas House helps keep families together.
Our mission is end the MYTH of homelessness...
How did Monica become homeless? She was abused as a child and found herself in an abusive marriage. She came to Nicholas House to escape abuse and end the cycle for herself and her kids. As a child, Monica learned to use makeup and holistic treatments to hide and heal her bruises so no one would discover her secret. Now she's using the things she learned as a kid to start a new life ...and heal others!
WATCH HER VIDEO!