Kids Home Initiative is a comprehensive solution to help families avoid or escape homelessness, regain secure and successful futures, and keep their children in school.

The Issue

In the greater Atlanta area, thousands of students are homeless or at risk of homelessness and therefore risk falling behind in school.

United Way's Role

United Way helps link housing assistance, public school system resources and case management services to provide integrated support for the whole family to help children at risk of being homeless regain security and stay in school.

The Results

To date, the Kids Home Initiative has assisted more than 500 families by connecting them to case management services and working with them to establish housing stability, connection to benefits and emergency assistance.

Kids Home Initiative: Katie’s Story

High school can be a tough time for anyone, but when your parent loses a job and you lose your…


Kids Home Initiative: Mary’s Story

Mary, a promising student was falling behind in school because her family was homeless. She is now back on track…


Kids Home Initiative Art Project

When Jeffrey Janus joined the Cole Society, he was seeking ways he could give back to his community. The Roswell…


Celebrating Success: Miquael Williams

Kids Home Initiative: Kelleyina’s Story

The Achievement Club program provides incentive payments to help people achieve their goals. During this process, families and neighbors will…