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Hopeless to Hopeful

May 8, 2018
Jacqueline

Jacqueline was exhausted when she arrived at Atlanta Mission. For five years she experienced homelessness, bouncing from motels to staying with friends, sometimes sleeping in the airport or in her car. She worked at a local university for 14 years, she was a fixture there, she thought she had earned her job security. Then her…

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Music Breaks Down Walls at Atlanta Mission’s Men’s Shelter

May 1, 2018
Men Practicing at the Atlanta Mission Men's Shelter Guitar Class

It takes a great deal of coordination and work for Atlanta Mission to function effectively, including staff who love our clients, volunteers to take care of them by cooking meals and cleaning the facilities, and donors who make each of these things possible. This past year we invited donors who have been on campus to…

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THE LIGHT: April 2018

April 25, 2018
Barnell at Atlanta Mission

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Atlanta Mission – The Basics of Ending Homelessness

April 18, 2018
Atlanta Mission, Ending Homelessness

Atlanta is prospering in many ways. Job are arriving. Neighborhoods are revitalizing. Culture is thriving. Yet, poverty is also on the rise with more men, women, and children sleeping on our streets each night. The bonds of poverty are merciless, binding families with financial strain, emotional pain, and deep loneliness. In spite of the prosperity…

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Barnell’s Story of Transformation

April 10, 2018
Barnell at Atlanta Mission

The robber pointed a gun at me and said, “Your car or your life.” Easy choice, right? At the time, I thought I was just saving my own skin. I didn’t realize God would use this crime to give me a different choice — one that saved my soul. It happened like this: After the…

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The Power of Friendship

April 3, 2018
Brittany and Amber at Atlanta Mission

Those experiencing homelessness come to us first for emergency services. It is through offering these services that we can begin to build the transformative relationships that lead our clients to Christ and to choose help. 365 days a year, our emergency shelters are open to provide relief from the elements, warm food, and a safe…

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Atlanta Mission 5K Gives Women Hope

March 14, 2018
Starting Line of the 2018 Atlanta Mission 5K, Presented by Aetna

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Atlanta Mission CEO Helps to Heal Workplace Culture

March 7, 2018
Atlanta Mission is Best Christian Workplaces Certified as of 2017

Best Christian Workplace Institute recently featured Atlanta Mission’s CEO, Jim Reese, in their blog about creating a healthy work culture. The Great Recession of 2008 did a number on the Atlanta Mission’s finances. Painful right-sizing of staff followed. Jim said, “We had to stabilize our people and find a much more consistent way to treat,…

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THE LIGHT: February 2018

February 22, 2018
Rae found Hope at Atlanta Mission

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The Braves Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2018
The Atlanta Braves Mascot, Blooper, at Atlanta Mission

Valentine’s Day was extra special this year for the women and children we serve at The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, the campus for our front door services. The Atlanta Braves organization stopped by to serve lunch, give out Braves swag, clean the entire building, and spend time with the women and children. “We…

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