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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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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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Melita’s Story of Transformation

August 31, 2018
Melita and Her Family at Atlanta Mission

  Last year, Melita was working two jobs. She wasn’t wealthy, but she got by — providing well enough for her three daughters. But when her hours at one job were unexpectedly cut, she struggled to cover her car payments. And eventually, the vehicle was repossessed. Then she could no longer get to her second …

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THE LIGHT: August 2018

August 15, 2018
Melita and her family at My Sister's House

 Melita’s Miracle A young mother and her three daughters were on the verge of homelessness in Atlanta. How would they survive? Last year, Melita was working two jobs. She wasn’t wealthy, but she got by — providing well enough for her three daughters. But when her hours at one job were unexpectedly cut, she struggled …

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How to Help Kids in Need Heading Back to School

July 9, 2018
kid in desk goes to back school

It’s that time of year. The end of July means many children are heading back to school in Atlanta. As most kids get excited to be reunited with friends and meet their new teachers, some children are part of the 7,000 facing homelessness in Atlanta and do not have the resources to start school. Without …

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