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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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Social Factors and Ending Homelessness Around the World

July 16, 2018
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In the effort of ending homelessness around the world, shelters are only the tip of the iceberg. Social factors such as addiction, family tragedy, job loss, domestic violence, mental illness, and more play a heavy part in the cause of homelessness. The common denominator is a major crack in their life foundation. Many people focus…

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THE LIGHT: July 2018

July 13, 2018
Solomon at The Shepherd's Inn

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How to Help Kids in Need Heading Back to School

July 9, 2018
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It’s that time of year. The end of July means many children are heading back to school in Atlanta. As most kids get excited to be reunited with friends and meet their new teachers, some children are part of the 7,000 facing homelessness in Atlanta and do not have the resources to start school. Without…

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Ikea’s Story of Transformation

May 24, 2018
Ikea at Atlanta Mission's Women's and Children's Shelter, My Sister's House

“I came to know God through hardship. And my faith grew in suffering.” That’s how Ikea describes her spiritual journey, and there’s no doubt that God has carried her through many trials. “My mom and brother and I fled domestic violence in Florida, but life didn’t get much better in Georgia,” she explained. “We had…

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“Here, I Have Time to Breathe”

May 21, 2018
Sarah and Emma Reading

Sarah was finally at a good place in her life. She’d won a custody of her daughter after being separated for almost two years. The hard part was supposed to be over. She was only supposed to be focused on being a good mom and provider. Then, her car broke down. Sarah had already spent…

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THE LIGHT: May 2018

May 14, 2018
Ikea at Atlanta Mission's Women's and Children's Shelter, My Sister's House

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