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One Simple Hello Makes a World of Difference

December 3, 2018
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Nobody deserves to feel like they are invisible, but that’s the case for many facing homelessness in Atlanta today. Homelessness is a temporary situation that can happen to any of us at any given time. If you were in their shoes, wouldn’t you want someone to stop and say hello? Think about the interaction you…

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The Shepherd’s Inn: Homeless Shelter for Men in Atlanta

November 26, 2018
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The Shepherd’s Inn is our men’s shelter located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Every day, up to 450 men experiencing homelessness are met with open arms and led towards life transformation. For those who choose help, we offer a place of comfort, safety, and genuine understanding. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not…

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How to Help Those Facing Homelessness This Holiday Season

November 12, 2018
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As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’re reminded of all we have to be thankful for. While many of us are spending time with family and friends, some are spending the holidays on the streets. People facing homelessness often do not have family and friends to spend the holidays with or a house…

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THE LIGHT: November 2018

November 10, 2018
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A New Family for the Holidays Chilo and her young son had never experienced a real family Christmas before. Until now. For many people, Christmas and the holiday season are a joyful, special time, filled with memories of time spent with loving friends and family. For others, however, there are no joyful memories. Chilo, a…

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Ali’s Story of Transformation

November 5, 2018
Ali and his brother

Growing up, Ali never felt like his mother loved him. As a single mom, her attention and care were fixed on her other three children and Ali was left to fend for himself. He began to hang out with the neighborhood kids in order to have a sense of community. At the young age of…

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5 Ways You Can Help Those Experiencing Homelessness this Fall and Winter

October 22, 2018
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Cold weather is approaching and while you’re snuggled up on the couch, there are many women, men, and children that are calling the cold streets their home. This means there are thousands on the streets of Atlanta most at-risk of injury and death due to weather, and are often left with nothing to protect them…

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Terry: An Atlanta Mission Counselor’s Story

October 15, 2018
Terry, an Atlanta Mission Counselor

Terry recently joined our team as a counselor. “I believe God brought me here.” He says, “At Atlanta Mission, we have a strong, united support system from upper management to my co-workers to our volunteers to our clients. That unity allows me to do what we’re supposed to be doing here on earth as ambassadors…

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The Impact of Homelessness on Education

October 8, 2018
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For children across the nation, education isn’t always as simple as hopping on a bus and heading to school. Simply finding a way to get to school, or being in one place long enough to become enrolled are only two challenges facing children experiencing homelessness when trying get an education. How does homelessness affect education?…

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7 Major Causes of Homelessness

September 25, 2018
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Imagine having an unexpected curveball thrown at you full force. Most of the time, that’s exactly what causes homelessness – a drastic change in your life that temporarily throws you off track. Sometimes the cause of homelessness can’t even be pinned down to one particular cause, but rather a mix of circumstances in someone’s life…

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Carlos’ Story of Transformation

September 17, 2018
Carlos' story of transformation

Growing up in Philly with his mom and sister, Carlos never felt much love. His mother had a mental illness and was dealing with emotional issues, leading to many lonely times. He felt isolated and often tried to show love to everyone because he didn’t receive that as a child. Carlos has three kids – Savannah…

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