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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
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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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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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