The Drake House, 2006

In 2004, a group of volunteers enrolled in the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Leadership program undertook the challenge to create an emergency housing facility for the growing numbers of homeless mothers with children in the north Fulton community.  In the fall of 2004, volunteers from The Drake House identified a 16-unit apartment complex in Roswell that had fallen in to disrepair and was in need of extensive renovation.  A year later, in a most visible form of true grassroot volunteerism and support for the organization, four independent north Fulton families pledged their personal financial resources so that The Drake House could begin renovations.  

The Drake House partnered with HomeAid Atlanta for assistance with the construction.  HomeAid Atlanta recruited O’Dwyer Homes to serve as Builder Captain for this project, leading and coordinating the renovation of the apartment complex.  Dan O’Dwyer, O’Dwyer Homes president, valued completing the much-needed renovations, “I am proud to be a part of renovating the apartments to help families in need get the support and services needed to regain their self-sufficiency,” said O’Dwyer.  O’Dwyer Homes has led a team of construction professionals, including 25 of his trade partners to complete the renovations and ensure that the facility is a safe, comfortable environment for the families who will enroll in The Drake House program.  

Project Donors

Project List

Ascensa Health at St. Jude's Women's Recovery Residence - 2021 Atlanta Land Trust Home Renovation - 2021 Gigi's House - Admin Building - 2021 Gigi's House - Residential Home - 2021 North Georgia Angel House Emergency Shelter Bath Remodel - 2021 North Georgia Angel House Transitional Apartments - 2021 The Drake House Plumbing Repair & Restoration - 2021 House of Dawn Second Chance Home, 2020 Jesus Set the Captive Free (JSCF), 2020 Making A Way Housing Buildings E & F, 2020 North Georgia Angel House, 2019 Rainbow Village Care Project, 2019 Rosalynn Apartments, 2019 The Drake Village Interior Renovation, 2019 Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, 2018 Gilgal Care Project, 2018 House of Dawn Transitional Housing Program, 2018 Making A Way Housing, 2018 Sheltering Grace Ministry Care Project, 2018 The Drake Village, 2018 Wilderness Works City Camp, 2018 Family Promise of Hall County - Spring Street Home, 2017 Jesus Set the Captive Free (JSCF) - Dill Avenue 2017 Phoenix Pass Community Center Expansion, 2017 SafeHouse Outreach, 2017 Jesus Set the Captive Free (JSCF) - Fairway Circle, 2017 Phoenix Pass Building II, 2016 Rainbow Village, 2015 The Drake House, 2015 Atlanta Mission - Fuqua Hall Kitchen Renovation, 2013 Decatur Cooperative Ministry - Glenhill Home ESP, 2011 Phoenix Pass Apartment Building & Community Center, 2010 - 2011 Tapestry Youth Ministry - ESP, 2012 Tapestry Youth Ministry - Lantern Lane Duplex, 2010 Decatur Cooperative Ministry - The Winn House, 2008 My House, 2008 HomeStretch - 103A Millbrook Circle, 2008 HomeStretch - 110A Millbrook Circle, 2007 HomeStretch - 298 Roswell Commons, 2007 HomeStretch - 300 Roswell Commons, 2007 CAPN Clinic, 2007 HomeStretch -105 A & B Millbrook Circle, 2006 The Drake House, 2006 Tapestry Youth Ministry - Fairburn Home, 2005 Decatur Cooperative Ministry -Thomas Terrace Home, 2004 Decatur Cooperative Ministry - Glenhill Place Home, 2004 Genesis Shelter, 2004 Atlanta Union Mission - Second Mile Home, 2004