Executive Director Responds to Challenges of COVID-19
Nicholas House Reaches Guidestar’s Highest Rating
Nicholas House Reaches GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency -Platinum Seal. Nicholas House earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Nicholas House is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
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For information about Nicholas House’s COVID-19 response efforts and ways you can help:
A statement on COVID-19 from our Executive Director is available here.
Nicholas House is an Atlanta shelter that provides housing to homeless families regardless of family makeup. We provide temporary housing while addressing the root causes of family homelessness so a family may never be homeless again.
New Beginnings Update
Out of an abundance of caution in support of community efforts to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) and limit large gatherings, The Nicholas House News Beginnings Awards Luncheon March 27th has been cancelled.
Unfortunately, this fundraising event had hoped to raise significant funds to help homeless families who now may be impacted due to both lack of funds we expected to raise and added expenses already incurred for the event. Additionally, we are concerned that as the virus makes an economic impact, many vulnerable families may have job losses or cutbacks that will increase demands for our services in the future.
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Helping homeless families achieve self-sufficiency.
We provide supportive services through our shelter on Boulevard, our scattered-site apartment rapid re-housing program Homeless to Homes (H2H), our Home Again rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention program, and our newly launched New Horizons program for chronically homeless families. All families have up to two years of follow-up support after leaving direct services.
Nicholas House understands that providing basic subsistence – food and shelter – is necessary but not sufficient to prevent most homeless families from becoming homeless again. Three main goals and three unique factors make Nicholas House an incredibly special place where positive, lasting change happens.
Our mission makes a difference. More than 80% of families maintain their own housing a year or more after exiting Nicholas House.
Three Main Goals
- Earn a living wage
- Maintain the physical, mental and social health of parents and children
- Maintain safe and stable housing
Three Unique Elements
- Any family composition
- Accountability based
- Outcome oriented