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Former Falcons cheerleader, bestselling financial author join Nicholas House family
Former Falcons cheerleader, bestselling financial author join Nicholas House family

ATLANTA -- Recently, at Nicholas House’s monthly Open Door Tour, former Falcons cheerleader Shay Latte and bestselling financial author Ornella Grosz were so impressed and taken with the programs and families that they whole-heartedly joined the family of Nicholas House volunteers.

The two ladies, accompanied by veteran volunteers Marilyn Pearlman and Dahna Chandler, took an in-depth tour of the facility – meeting the staff, families in residence, and learning all about the different programs and resources available for families in need. Most importantly, Latte and Grosz discovered how they can use their unique talents to contribute to the support programs that are available for the children and parents in residence. Latte will coordinate ongoing dance and acting sessions for the children and young adults to encourage self love and appreciation of the arts, while Grosz will offer financial literacy and planning workshops to the parents to help them learn how to get back on their feet and maintain stability.

Nicholas House is a transitional housing facility in Atlanta that helps homeless families achieve self-sufficiency by providing a temporary place to live while identifying and addressing the root causes of their homelessness, so they never become homeless again. Along with select youth activities, and programs designed to continue aid to the families after they leave the shelter, Nicholas House institutes other services including:  transitional group housing for families of any size or makeup in order to keep them intact and off the street; Homeless to Homes (H2H), which moves families out of a  shelter and into their own apartment for greater independence and accountability; and  Adult Education and Training, which helps to create new futures by defining goals and providing the educational and training support to make dreams a reality.

For more information about the Nicholas House and how to donate or become a volunteer, please visit www.nicholashouse.org or contact Sonya Milner at 404-622-0793 ext. 106.