Monthly Archives: September 2012

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Our House is happy to report that we have finalized our updated Strategic Plan.

Our Board and staff worked very hard over the last several months to develop a new three-year strategic plan for the organization. The goal of the strategic planning process was to identify the local needs which Our House could address, to determine the most effective course of action, and to decide on important initiatives to ensure the ongoing success of the organization.

As a result of the comprehensive process, we have identified the following priorities for the next three years:

  • Deepen program impact and identify avenues for growth and expansion
  • Increase community awareness about Our House and about issues facing homeless families
  • Increase and diversify financial resources to ensure long-term sustainability
  • Enhance data processes to more effectively track, measure and report program success

We want to thank you for your support as we continue on this journey.  Because of your continued giving, Our House has been able to expand our facilities, double the number of children and families we serve, increase staff capacity from a team of 14 to 24, and start an endowment to ensure the long-term sustainability of our programs and services.

We look forward to keeping you informed about our progress as we move into our 25thanniversary year of service to Metro Atlanta’s homeless children and families.

Dimensional Designs Provides Classroom Upgrades

During the week of August 6th – 10th, a 3-man installation crew from Dimensional Design, a Lawrenceville-based design firm, installed brand new cabinets in all of the classrooms in Our House’s Early Childhood Education Center. The project was a part of Dimensional Design’s Project 25, a series of 25 service projects that the company will complete from now through 2013 as one way to commemorate their 25th anniversary in business.

The cabinets not only enhance the aesthetics of the Our House classrooms but also provide teachers with much-needed additional storage space. How fitting that we begin our 25th year with this wonderful gift.

On behalf of all of us at Our House and on behalf of the homeless children and families we serve, we thank the builders of Dimensional Designs for their generosity; and we wish them another 25 years of business success!