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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' story of transformation

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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THE LIGHT: August 2018

August 15, 2018
Melita and her family at My Sister's House

 Melita’s Miracle A young mother and her three daughters were on the verge of homelessness in Atlanta. How would they survive? 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…

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Dewan’s Story of Transformation

August 13, 2018
Dewan's story of transformation

Dewan struggled for years to break what he calls “a vicious cycle” of alcoholism, broken relationships, and unemployment. But when he finally surrendered to the nagging in his heart that he needed a change, Dewan headed to Atlanta Mission. It was here that Dewan met his counselor. When they first met, she asked Dewan many…

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The Impact of Homelessness on Children

August 6, 2018
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When we think of homelessness, we often think of men and women on the streets, many times with a stereotype in mind. The thought of a family, even children, experiencing homelessness does not often come to mind. But it’s very common – more common than you might think. Around 1,300 of those experiencing homelessness in…

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Marilyn’s Story of Transformation

July 23, 2018
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As she stood outside the door of the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, Marilyn remembered volunteering there years prior. She remembered the smiles on the women’s faces as she served them a meal or gave them clothes. Today, she was there for a completely different reason—because she and her daughter, Sarah, needed a…

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