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The Light: January 2020

January 14, 2020

“The Man in the Mask” Chaz wore a mask his entire life so no one could see the wounded child trapped inside. It was time to take it off. I wasn’t in the best shape in the world, but God had already done so much in my life, I wanted to give back to Him …

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Reco’s Story of Transformation

January 13, 2020

Reco had reached a dark place in his life. He was using drugs heavily and after hitting rock bottom, he knew he needed to go somewhere; he just didn’t know where. After a quick search, Reco found himself at The Potter’s House.  He had seen others prosper after their time at Atlanta Mission so he …

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Gratitude for 2019: Life Change in Atlanta

January 8, 2020
man from beard smiling about 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 …

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How to Help Those Facing Homelessness this Christmas Season

December 16, 2019
mother and daughter showing how to help those facing homelessness this Christmas

‘Tis the season for life-change! We’re prepping our facilities for the many men, women, and children who will celebrate Christmas with us this year.  They’ll experience a safe, happy holiday season, and many will enjoy this season for its true, spiritual worth for the first time.  But we could still use your help.  Giving a …

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The Realities of Homelessness at Christmas

December 9, 2019
woman in hat and coat experiencing homelessness at Christmas

When people face homelessness, Christmas is typically far from their minds. They’re not worrying about what gifts to buy for their loved ones. They’re not making travel plans to see their families. And they’re certainly not struggling to find the perfect decorations and lights to decorate their homes.  The realities of homelessness at Christmas are …

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Experiencing Homelessness as a Veteran

November 11, 2019
men sitting down experiencing homelessness as a veteran

Experiencing homelessness as a veteran can be vastly different from other experiences with homelessness; not only are they struggling with finding a place to live and eat every day, but many also must struggle with mental illnesses such as PTSD while trying to reacclimate after trauma.    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, …

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THE LIGHT: November 2019

November 6, 2019
Angela at My Sisters House

“Holiday Hope–and Christmas Joy” After spending a terrifying night under a bridge with her 10-month-old son, Angela was desperate. Christmas never had much meaning for me. I was raised in a Muslim family in Mississippi, and celebrating Jesus wasn’t something we did. But honestly, there wasn’t a lot of joy in my life any other …

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The Power of Thanksgiving at Atlanta Mission

November 4, 2019
person eating food during Thanksgiving at Atlanta Mission

What do your Thanksgiving plans look like? Maybe you’re traveling to be with family or you’re sharing a meal with close friends. But for many people in our own community, Thanksgiving looks much different.    We saw thousands of people come through our shelters last year during the Thanksgiving season, seeking shelter and a warm …

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Providing Support with Addiction Recovery

October 22, 2019
woman on computer for addiction recovery

For some, the first step towards life transformation from homelessness is choosing addiction recovery.  In fact, the National Coalition for the Homeless reports that “38% of homeless people are alcohol dependent, and 26% are dependent on other harmful chemicals” (source). Whether addiction is the cause or a result of homelessness, making this change can make …

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How Relational Poverty Relates to Homelessness

October 22, 2019
group of men in relational poverty

When you think of poverty, you might picture someone living with very little, perhaps living on the streets, just barely surviving off of whatever resources they can get. But what about relational poverty? Relational poverty is rampant and affects even the wealthiest of people — it could even affect you.  Relational poverty refers to being …

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