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5 Ways You Can Help Those Experiencing Homeless in the Summer Heat

June 18, 2018
woman facing homelessness in the summer heat

The blacktop on Atlanta’s summer streets can reach 175 degrees. Now imagine that blacktop is your home. For someone living on the streets of Atlanta this summer, heat strokes, exhaustion, dehydration, violence, and serious illness are just some of the threats you face. It isn’t easy. There are many ways you can help those experiencing…

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Ikea’s Story of Transformation

May 24, 2018
Ikea at Atlanta Mission's Women's and Children's Shelter, My Sister's House

“I came to know God through hardship. And my faith grew in suffering.” That’s how Ikea describes her spiritual journey, and there’s no doubt that God has carried her through many trials. “My mom and brother and I fled domestic violence in Florida, but life didn’t get much better in Georgia,” she explained. “We had…

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“Here, I Have Time to Breathe”

May 21, 2018
Sarah and Emma Reading

Sarah was finally at a good place in her life. She’d won a custody of her daughter after being separated for almost two years. The hard part was supposed to be over. She was only supposed to be focused on being a good mom and provider. Then, her car broke down. Sarah had already spent…

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THE LIGHT: May 2018

May 14, 2018
Ikea at Atlanta Mission's Women's and Children's Shelter, My Sister's House

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Hopeless to Hopeful

May 8, 2018
Jacqueline

Jacqueline was exhausted when she arrived at Atlanta Mission. For five years she experienced homelessness, bouncing from motels to staying with friends, sometimes sleeping in the airport or in her car. She worked at a local university for 14 years, she was a fixture there, she thought she had earned her job security. Then her…

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Music Breaks Down Walls at Atlanta Mission’s Men’s Shelter

May 1, 2018
Men Practicing at the Atlanta Mission Men's Shelter Guitar Class

It takes a great deal of coordination and work for Atlanta Mission to function effectively, including staff who love our clients, volunteers to take care of them by cooking meals and cleaning the facilities, and donors who make each of these things possible. This past year we invited donors who have been on campus to…

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THE LIGHT: April 2018

April 25, 2018
Barnell at Atlanta Mission

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Atlanta Mission – The Basics of Ending Homelessness

April 18, 2018
Atlanta Mission, Ending Homelessness

Atlanta is prospering in many ways. Job are arriving. Neighborhoods are revitalizing. Culture is thriving. Yet, poverty is also on the rise with more men, women, and children sleeping on our streets each night. The bonds of poverty are merciless, binding families with financial strain, emotional pain, and deep loneliness. In spite of the prosperity…

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Barnell’s Story of Transformation

April 10, 2018
Barnell at Atlanta Mission

The robber pointed a gun at me and said, “Your car or your life.” Easy choice, right? At the time, I thought I was just saving my own skin. I didn’t realize God would use this crime to give me a different choice — one that saved my soul. It happened like this: After the…

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The Power of Friendship

April 3, 2018
Brittany and Amber at Atlanta Mission

Those experiencing homelessness come to us first for emergency services. It is through offering these services that we can begin to build the transformative relationships that lead our clients to Christ and to choose help. 365 days a year, our emergency shelters are open to provide relief from the elements, warm food, and a safe…

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