Newman House construction will radically change lives

Few causes are as significant as preventing and decreasing trauma in a young life. Child abuse, minors living in
homelessness, runaway youth and young adults aging out of foster care who are immediately unsheltered are growing issues and Advocates is committed to addressing them.

Advocates stands out as the sole agency in northwest Georgia providing dedicated housing for youth but must address the urgent and escalating issue of rural youth homelessness.

Advocates’ exciting upcoming project, Newman House, is poised to address this concern comprehensively. Serving as a drop-in center for runaway and homeless youth ages 14-24, the facility will also provide emergency housing for children ages 6–17 and long-term housing for young adults ages 14-24 experiencing homelessness. Many of these teens and young adults are enduring tremendous hardships.

Construction began in May with the goal of opening Newman House to children and families in early 2025. The facility is named for Nancy Newman, co-founder, and her husband John to honor their original vision of housing children at Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter more than 40 years ago. Their meaningful legacy will provide efficiency apartments with kitchenettes, bathrooms, shared living areas, a computer lab, a laundry room, a game room and more.

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