An Essential Resource for Our Community
Since its inception in 1998, Jesse's House has taken in more than 555 young women from 21 counties across the greater Atlanta area including: Banks, Barrow, Catoosa, Cherokee, Clarke, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Stephens, Union, Walker, White, and Whitfield. The shelter has three main goals they strive for on a daily basis: to serve high risk girls between the ages of seven and seventeen who are referred from the Department of Family and Children's Services or Department of Juvenile Justice; to reunify the residents with their families whenever possible; and to provide a safe house until permanent placement is found.
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.