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Janelle’s Story of Transformation

July 15, 2019
Janelle - Story of Transformation

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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The Dangers of Experiencing Homelessness in the Summer

July 8, 2019
man carrying bag facing homelessness in the summer

Summer is a time that we spend barbequing with family, lathering ourselves in sunscreen, and sitting out by the pool. But for the 7,000 people facing homelessness in metro Atlanta, fun summer activities are replaced with restless nights, heat exhaustion, and the fear of dehydration. Without access to air-conditioned spaces, reliable shelter, and water supplies,…

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Charlie’s Story of Transformation

July 1, 2019
Charlie's Story of Transformation: With Family

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 insisted Charlie…

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The Importance of Sustaining Growth

June 24, 2019
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When someone experiencing homelessness decides to Choose Help, they make the brave decision to make progress in all areas of their life – physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and vocational. But that’s not the end of the road for them. At Atlanta Mission, we understand the importance of sustaining that growth and incorporate all of these…

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THE LIGHT: June 2019

June 17, 2019

“Back On My Feet” When a perfect storm of misfortunes threatened to crush Blake, he could have ended up on the streets. But he didn’t. Thanks to you. My life wasn’t supposed to end up like this. I grew up in a good Christian home. I never struggled with drugs or alcohol. I went to…

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Blake’s Story of Transformation

June 17, 2019
Blake outside TSI - story of transformation

Growing up, Blake was an athlete. He would spend his days playing baseball surrounded by loving parents and good friends. He was accepted into the University of Miami on a baseball scholarship where he played as a catcher. However, after dislocating his left hip, Blake’s baseball career came to an end, and a 16-year battle…

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Regaining Independence Through Transitional Housing

June 10, 2019
man eating lunch at Transitional Housing

What does home look like when you don’t have one? For many of our friends facing homelessness, it’s a piece of cardboard and a blanket under a bridge. For others, it’s a small park bench on the side of a busy street. Sometimes all it takes to get back on the right path is guidance…

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A Second Chance for Fathers Facing Homelessness

June 3, 2019
man smiling fathers facing homelessness

For many fathers facing homelessness, Father’s Day is yet another reminder of the longing they have for an opportunity to make amends with their family and children. Everything starts with a choice, and for hundreds of fathers facing homelessness who want a second chance at fatherhood, that choice was to Choose Help at Atlanta Mission.…

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THE LIGHT: May 2019

May 28, 2019
mom carrying daughter with a hard impact of homelessness on mothers

  Matching Gift Offers 2X the Hope for Hurting Families Every donation to Atlanta Mission by June 30 will be matched dollar for dollar—providing twice as much help for homeless families in our community.  Thousands of precious men and women, and even families, are struggling under the weight of homeless in Atlanta. They desperately need…

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Amber’s Story of Transformation

May 13, 2019
Amber at My Sister's House

Struggling with depression, Amber always found solace in her art — until she ended up homeless on the streets. Then she encountered the Master Artist at Atlanta Mission.    “Art is an extension of myself,” says Amber, 28.“I love changing things, taking things that are used and discarded and turning them into something else…

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