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The Light: August 2019

August 19, 2019

Turning Nightmares Into Dreams Homeless and living in a car, a mother makes a desperate decision to give . her daughter a better future. Every precious child deserves a childhood. Every loving mother . dreams of a better future for their children. But sometimes, a family’s dreams turn into a nightmare—like they did for Shawnta …

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The Light: July 2019

July 31, 2019
Charlie's Story of Transformation: With Family

Finding Purpose Charlie lost his father to cancer at the age of 16. He started smoking marijuana, and over time, began using painkillers and cocaine. “I was holding down a job—I was a functioning addict,” he says. But he was spending most of his paycheck on drugs. Then one day his boss drug-tested him and …

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THE LIGHT: June 2019

June 17, 2019

“Back On My Feet” When a perfect storm of misfortunes threatened to crush Blake, he could have ended up on the streets. But he didn’t. Thanks to you. My life wasn’t supposed to end up like this. I grew up in a good Christian home. I never struggled with drugs or alcohol. I went to …

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THE LIGHT: May 2019

May 28, 2019
mom carrying daughter with a hard impact of homelessness on mothers

  Matching Gift Offers 2X the Hope for Hurting Families Every donation to Atlanta Mission by June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar—providing twice as much help for homeless families in our community.  Thousands of precious men and women, and even families, are struggling under the weight of homeless in Atlanta. They desperately need …

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THE LIGHT: April 2019

April 1, 2019
Amber at Atlanta Mission's, My Sister's House

“The Art of a Resurrected Life” Struggling with depression, Amber always found solace in her art — until she ended up homeless on the streets. Then she encountered the Master Artist at Atlanta Mission. “Art is an extension of myself,” says Amber, 28.“I love changing things, taking things that are used and discarded and turning …

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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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THE LIGHT: November 2018

November 10, 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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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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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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THE LIGHT: July 2018

July 13, 2018
Solomon at The Shepherd's Inn

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