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Shawnta’s Story of Transformation

October 2, 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 and …

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Facing Homelessness as a College Student

September 23, 2019
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When you think of homelessness, who do you picture? Likely adults who have been left homeless after losing a job or someone living on the streets after facing a crippling addiction. We don’t typically picture college students among those facing homelessness, but sadly, that’s the reality.  The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice conducted …

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Ways to Help Those Facing Homelessness in Atlanta

September 16, 2019
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Homelessness is rampant in our Atlanta community. In fact, there are up to 7,000 Atlantans facing homelessness, and as many as 2,000 of them are living on streets unsheltered. How can we come together as a community and help those facing homelessness in Atlanta?  There’s no way we can ever fulfill our mission without your …

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How to Help Friends Facing Homelessness

September 9, 2019
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It can happen to anyone. When we think of people facing homelessness, we typically don’t think of our friends. However, the reality is that our friends can be met with tough situations that leave them facing homelessness and in need in the blink of an eye. Here are some tips on how to help friends …

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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 and …

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A Different Way to Give: Atlanta Mission Thrift Stores

August 19, 2019
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Without the help of generous people like you, Atlanta Mission wouldn’t be able to touch the lives of as many men, women, and children that we do every year. There are many ways to give and offer help and support outside of monetary donations. One unique way to help those who need it the most …

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What it’s Like to Face Homelessness in Atlanta

August 12, 2019
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From downtown Atlanta to Buckhead, you can find a community and neighborhoods filled with things to do and sights to see. But for our friends who face homelessness in Atlanta, the same streets look a bit different – filled with more struggle than joyful memories.  Here are some of the hardships those facing homelessness in …

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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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Educational Challenges for Children Facing Homelessness

July 22, 2019
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Heading back to school is an exciting time for kids across the country. After two long months of summer fun, they’re ready to see all of their friends and get back into the swing of things. While this is the case for many, for children facing homelessness, going back to school means coping with a …

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Janelle’s Story of Transformation

July 15, 2019
Janelle at My Sisters House

Trusting relationships are the foundation for a great life, but for Janelle, creating one was never an option. Growing up, Janelle was unable to have a true relationship with her father. Family differences caused an artificial wedge to come between them, leaving Janelle longing for a relationship she was unable to create. Just as they …

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