Christmas

The Realities of Homelessness at Christmas

December 9, 2019
woman in hat and coat experiencing homelessness at Christmas

When people face homelessness, Christmas is typically far from their minds. They’re not worrying about what gifts to buy for their loved ones. They’re not making travel plans to see their families. And they’re certainly not struggling to find the perfect decorations and lights to decorate their homes.  The realities of homelessness at Christmas are …

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THE LIGHT: November 2019

November 6, 2019
Angela at My Sisters House

“Holiday Hope–and Christmas Joy” After spending a terrifying night under a bridge with her 10-month-old son, Angela was desperate. Christmas never had much meaning for me. I was raised in a Muslim family in Mississippi, and celebrating Jesus wasn’t something we did. But honestly, there wasn’t a lot of joy in my life any other …

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Chilo’s Story of Transformation

December 21, 2018
Chilo and son at Atlanta Mission

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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THE LIGHT: November 2018

November 10, 2018
Chilo and Son at Atlanta Mission

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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December Miracles

January 22, 2018
Christmas Prime Rib

December at Atlanta Mission is truly the most wonderful time of the year, the rooms are packed, the gifts are wrapped, and for many this is the first Christmas they have spent in a safe place. For our staff this is a time where their faith is stretched. For Ms. Pat, who runs all of …

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The Light: November 2017

November 20, 2017
Gigi and Ari outside at My Sister's House, Atlanta Mission

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Shamika’s Story of Transformation

January 5, 2016
Shamika and her daughter celebrate Christmas at Atlanta Mission, My Sister's House

Would They Spend Christmas on the Streets? Shamika was desperate. She had lost her job and had been evicted from her apartment . . . along with her 2-year-old daughter, Shaniyah. “I was in a terrible situation,” Shamika says. “I was crying constantly. I was depressed. It was hard, real hard.” With the holidays fast …

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