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A Different Way to Give: Atlanta Mission Thrift Stores

August 19, 2019
mom and daughter shop at Atlanta Mission thrift stores

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
a woman facing homelessness

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
mom and daughter in front of bus - educational challenges for children facing homelessness

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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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
Two women hugging - importance of sustaining growth

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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