The holidays are a time of year where family and friends gather to celebrate with one another. They laugh, share stories, enjoy home cooked meals, and exchange gifts together.
At Jesse’s House, our girls will not be with their families laughing and sharing stories. They will not be exchanging gifts in their own living room or helping their mom prepare the holiday meal in the kitchen.
The holidays at Jesse’s House can be a difficult time for our girls as it may remind them of emotional wounds and thoughts of why they are not in their homes this holiday season. They may think about times when they have been abused, witnessed domestic violence between their parents, or missed school to care for their younger siblings since mom and dad were abusing drugs.
Despite the sadness they may be feeling, our staff will be here to lift them up. As we do throughout the year, we will nurture them and make the days special. They will wake up to the smell of Christmas morning breakfast, a tree filled with presents, and surrounded by people who genuinely care about them. Most of all, they will wake up in a place where they know they are safe.
Would you be willing to give to our mission this holiday season and know that your generosity is helping our girls? Your gift would support us in providing exceptional, holistic care to our girls where we not only meet their basic needs but their emotional needs as well.
For more information on ways you can give to our mission, please visit on Holiday Shelter Wish List. If interested in sponsoring resident gifts, please contact one of our Christmas Coordinators, Amber Black, Debra Danneman, and Shannon Kern. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
Amber Black, M.S., LPC
Executive Director, Jesse’s House
About Jesse’s House
Each day adolescent women from across the greater Atlanta-area are brought together at Jesse’s House to find something they are missing – understanding and support through a loving environment. Working with a number of young ladies, presenting a variety of different backgrounds, Jesse’s House is a non-profit organization that provides emergency and long-term care to youth who have suffered abuse or delinquency that grew out of the recognized need by the Cumming / Forsyth Council on Youth and Concerned Citizens for an emergency children’s shelter in the North Georgia area.