Gratitude for 2019: Life Change in Atlanta

Our team is full of gratitude for what we’ve seen in the last year. 

  • 5,230 men and women were served
  • 1,618 children were served

That’s over 6,800 people that were helped, thanks to YOU and your support! We took some time to reflect on the past year and all that it brought, including the many stories of life change. Take a look below.

man from beard smiling about life change in Atlanta

A few of the things that changed at Atlanta Mission in the past year:

  • We prioritized our service offerings and really created programs that focus on life change.
  • We were able to stagger ambassador hours to increase time for relationships with clients.
  • We increased the consistency of our classes and groups for clients. Consistency is something those experiencing homelessness need in their life.
  • We adopted the Cara Chicago model to improve vocational services and outcomes, really focusing on training and coaching our clients as they find the right job for them.
  • We created the @Work comprehensive workforce development program empowering those challenged with homelessness to achieve long-term success. 

Some of our favorite life-changing stories of transformation:

  • Chaz was using drugs and living out of his car before he came to The Potter’s House.  He went from living on the edge of suicide to ministry training. Read his story here
  • Shawnta was living out of her car with her 8-year-old daughter, Starcia. It was cold and dark and they were both afraid, but today, they live in an apartment and Starcia is thriving in school. Read their story here.
  • Eric was a 26-year-old crack cocaine addict when his friends helped him find Atlanta Mission. He needed a change, and today, Eric has been the maintenance man for all of Atlanta Mission for 4 years. Read his story here.

Eric' story of transformation

Our goal is life change and we have seen a lot of it this year. We can’t wait to see these numbers continue to grow as we work to end homelessness in Atlanta. Big things are happening in our community and we are grateful to be a part of it. If you want to catch up on any of these incredible life change stories, click here.

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