Charles Harbin was tutoring children in transition at The Drake House last summer before he was killed. He described his experience there with the students as moving and enriching… he talked very positively about the kids and the program.
If you’re not already familiar, The Drake House in Roswell provides short term crisis housing, assessment and support to homeless mothers and their children. A few of the many services they provide include career and financial counseling, tutoring for the children, daycare to assist with finding employment, health services and mentorship. It was established to keep the family intact, and provide them with the resources to return to self-sufficient housing.
I ended up at Drake House pretty unexpectedly this week as part of a community program I’m involved with. It was jarring to be in this space where my brother taught and had talked so much about – and it was heartening to hear Programs Director, Christy Merritt, talk about the life changing work they are doing by teaching, supporting, encouraging and strengthening these families.
Visit Drake House to find out how you can help with clothes, food, toiletries, car seats, gift cards for food, financial needs, website tech, or volunteer to teach an enrichment class… and, think of Charles when you make your donation. ♥