newest location for on-site mentors is HomeStretch, a
non-profit organization located in Roswell,
1993, HomeStretch has been guiding working
homeless families toward increased
self-reliance and stability. There mission is
to provide supportive housing and programs
that equip working families to regain and
sustain permanent housing.
need for affordable housing has grown since it
was identified in 1991 as a gap in the
services by North Fulton Community Charities.
In 1993, HomeStretch was founded to address
the fundamental issues contributing to family
homelessness in North Fulton and to assist
rent burdened families facing housing crises.
need for HomeStretch services has also grown.
Today, the poverty rate in Georgia tops 18%
and is even higher for single mothers. Over
26% of our children live in poverty. Single
parents, earning minimum wage, are forced to
spend more than 30% of their income for
housing leaving very little for food,
clothing, utilities, transportation, child
care and medical care. One unexpected expense
will be devastating.
is making a difference through a comprehensive
supportive housing program and have been
recognized for effectiveness by many
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