William’s House, Inc.
At William’s House, we envision a world where situational homeless men are empowered to become contributing members of society.
Recovery: Our organization believes in the process of recovery, whereby anyone can make the choice – through a higher power – to put aside self-destructive thoughts and behaviors and adopt constructive thoughts and behaviors.
Self-Sufficiency: Recovered individuals are examples of self-reliance. They do not need to depend on others for essential needs.
Service: Through becoming self-sufficient, recovered individuals give back to their communities, enriching their homes, families, and neighbors.
Helping situational homeless men in recovery to become self-sufficient in order to reunite them with their families and communities.
William’s House is a 501c3 nonprofit recovery center dedicated to helping men in North Fulton County who are experiencing situational homelessness. Many of our clients are coming out of rehab centers or prisons in the area and have nowhere to go, no contacts, and no job prospects. At William’s House, we offer a variety of rehabilitation programs including 12-step recovery, anger management, and vocational training which empower our clients to reach their full potential. We offer a temporary place to stay while our clients work on securing their futures.
Our journey began in July of 2020 when Chuck Milton came to William Brust with a vision: A homeless shelter focused on serving situational homeless men in the Roswell/North Fulton area. The shelter would feature enrichment programming to foster employability and self-sufficiency while utilizing 12-step programs to restore confidence and provide recovery from addiction. The shelter would focus on serving men coming out of prisons and rehab centers, men with no place else to go. Chuck had seen and served many of these men through his work in Stephen Ministry and knew there was a deep need in the community.
Meanwhile, William had long pondered ways to help the homeless community. He envisioned a shelter structured around Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a shelter which would provide for the client’s physical needs before encouraging them toward pursuing greater education, vocational training, and self-empowerment.
These two visions came together to form William’s House, a homeless shelter designed to help situational homeless men in recovery become self-sufficient in order to reunite them with their families and communities.