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NEWS RELEASE: ATLANTA MISSION RUNS IN THE COLD FOR THOSE WHO SLEEP IN THE COLD PRESENTED BY AETNA

February 15, 2019

News Release Media Contact: Rachel Reynolds, PR/Communications Manager (321) 795-7137 [email protected] For Immediate Distribution ATLANTA MISSION RUNS IN THE COLD FOR THOSE WHO SLEEP IN THE COLD, PRESENTED BY AETNA Atlanta Mission will take over Downtown Atlanta for its annual 5K Race to End Homelessness presented by Aetna, a CVS Health business. On February 23,…

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Ryan’s Story of Transformation

January 30, 2019
Ryan at Atlanta Mission's, The Potters House

“Running a New Race” High on heroin and meth, Ryan spent his entire adult life racing to rock bottom. Then he found a new starting line. One year ago, Ryan stood at the starting line to run in Atlanta Mission’s annual 5K Race to End Homelessness. He’d never run that far before. Could he make…

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THE LIGHT: January 2019

January 15, 2019
Ryan at Atlanta Mission's, The Potters House

“Running a New Race” High on heroin and meth, Ryan spent his entire adult life racing to rock bottom. Then he found a new starting line. One year ago, Ryan stood at the starting line to run in Atlanta Mission’s annual 5K Race to End Homelessness. He’d never run that far before. Could he make…

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Chilo’s Story of Transformation

December 21, 2018
Chilo and son at Atlanta Mission

A New Family for the Holidays Chilo and her young son had never experienced a real family Christmas before. Until now. For many people, Christmas and the holiday season are a joyful, special time, filled with memories of time spent with loving friends and family. For others, however, there are no joyful memories. Chilo, a…

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7 Major Causes of Homelessness

September 25, 2018
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Imagine having an unexpected curveball thrown at you full force. Most of the time, that’s exactly what causes homelessness – a drastic change in your life that temporarily throws you off track. Sometimes the cause of homelessness can’t even be pinned down to one particular cause, but rather a mix of circumstances in someone’s life…

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Carlos’ Story of Transformation

September 17, 2018
Carlos's Transformation Story at Atlanta Mission

Growing up in Philly with his mom and sister, Carlos never felt much love. His mother had a mental illness and was dealing with emotional issues, leading to many lonely times. He felt isolated and often tried to show love to everyone because he didn’t receive that as a child. Carlos has three kids – Savannah…

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THE LIGHT: September 2018

September 13, 2018
Chris at Atlanta Mission

Rediscovering Joy Chris was just a normal guy whose life fell apart. He went from living in a nice home to under a bridge, miserable and alone. This is his story… There was a time when my life was happy. I enjoyed my work, I was married to the girl I grew up across the…

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My Sister’s House: A Women and Children’s Shelter in Atlanta

September 10, 2018
Women and Children’s Shelter in Atlanta

My Sister’s House is our women and children’s shelter in Atlanta. At any time, it can provide shelter for up to 264 guests. This is a long-term care facility for those that choose help. It’s a loving environment that has seen a lot of life change happen and for that, we are so grateful. Why…

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Melita’s Story of Transformation

August 31, 2018
Melita and Her Family at Atlanta Mission

Last year, Melita was working two jobs. She wasn’t wealthy, but she got by — providing well enough for her three daughters. But when her hours at one job were unexpectedly cut, she struggled to cover her car payments. And eventually, the vehicle was repossessed. Then she could no longer get to her second job.…

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Why Choosing Help is so Important

August 20, 2018
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Our emergency shelters are open 365 days a year to provide those experiencing homelessness relief, warm food, and a safe environment. We have a shelter for men, as well as one for women and children. These basic and immediate needs are what draw people to Atlanta Mission. But it is through offering these services that…

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