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Pray Without Ceasing

March 27, 2020
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Each day, our clients face anxieties such as relational poverty, financial instability, food insecurity, and an unknown future– fears that we can all empathize with due to current circumstances. Now more than ever, we recognize that hope, support of the community, and our trust in God will ultimately sustain us. We invite you to join …

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Shoutouts – Heroes in the Midst of Crisis

March 24, 2020
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When you think of a hero, what comes to mind? Someone in a cape? Someone who takes down the bad guy? Maybe even someone who swoops in and saves the day? To us at Atlanta Mission, heroes come in all forms– from our clients to staff to donors to volunteers to community partners– each of …

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Don: Atlanta Mission Staff Story

March 16, 2020
Don, Atlanta Mission staff, in front of Atlanta Mission door

Don Wilkinson has been on staff at Atlanta Mission in various roles for the last seven years. He’s worked with our volunteers, he’s been an Advocate, helping clients make progress to end their homelessness, and currently, he works as a Retention Coach in the Atlanta Mission @Work program. Atlanta Mission @Work is an extension of …

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Changes Happening at The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children

March 9, 2020
mom with her children at The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children

Last year, over 4,500 women and children sought shelter at Atlanta Mission. There are currently only 905 beds available for them in the city. For these women, finding shelter can represent the difference between life and death. There is a need for more shelter and security for these women and children, and meeting this need …

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Bringing Hope to Children Facing Homelessness

March 3, 2020
two children facing homelessness sitting in a window

Many of the women who come to through our front doors don’t come alone. Mothers seeking help and hope also bring their children with them—children of all ages—and their needs are drastically different from the adults who receive our services. Mothers come to us struggling to feed their babies, struggling to get their child to …

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The Power of Intentional Relationships

February 24, 2020
Two men sharing a meal at Atlanta Mission showing the power of intentional relationships

For those experiencing homelessness, relationships are often few and far between. Most don’t have anyone in their life they can trust, and they likely don’t even have anyone encouraging them on a daily basis. But we have seen the power an intentional relationship can bring someone experiencing homelessness.  When a client first arrives at one …

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Angie and Frank’s Story of Transformation

February 10, 2020
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For two and a half years, Frank, Angie, and their daughter, Claire, have been active volunteers, donors, and members of the Atlanta Mission community. What started as a general curiosity after hearing a positive volunteering experience from one of Frank’s staff members at Aetna has turned into something much more.   “He came home and …

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Why You Should Run the Atlanta Mission 5k

February 3, 2020
smiling group of people who ran the Atlanta Mission 5k

It’s that time of year in Atlanta where cold, wet weather sets in. While most of us are able to stay warm and safe in our homes, thousands of men, women, and children in Metro Atlanta are left to face the conditions of winter without a roof over their heads and nowhere to go. But …

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Atlanta Mission Partners with Aetna to Help Build Healthier Communities

January 29, 2020
Atlanta Mission Partners with Aetna

Did you know that your zip code has more of an impact on your health than your genetic code? It’s true. The conditions in which we’re born, live, and work along with our age shape our health more than the genes inside of us. These factors, which are called Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), can …

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Escape the Cold: Facing Homelessness in the Winter

January 20, 2020
man wearing jacket facing homelessness in the winter in Atlanta

Can you imagine being on the streets of Atlanta so cold you can’t stop shivering? Your feet and hands are numb. You keep moving to try and stay warm. You don’t have anywhere to go or anything you can do about it. You even wonder if you’ll make it through the night. This is the …

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