As Advocates continues to grow, so does the need to help vulnerable children and families in our region. One of the most pressing issues is rural youth homelessness, which is why we are expanding our efforts. Advocates is the only agency in northwest Georgia that provides youth-specific housing, and we plan to meet the challenge head-on.

Construction on Newman House – a drop-in center for runaway and homeless youth aged 14-24, emergency housing for children aged 7–17, and long-term housing for young adults aged 14-24 who are experiencing homelessness and their children – is set to begin early 2024. We aim to open Newman House to children and families in the fall of 2024.