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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 job.…

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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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16 Blankets for 16 Homeless Babies

January 5, 2018
Homeless mother and child at Atlanta Mission with donated blanket and hat

At Atlanta Mission, we’ve learned that God blesses us in unexpected ways, and at unanticipated times. This Christmas season, God provided a connection between a senior group in Alpharetta and homeless mothers with babies that we serve. We serve between 80-100 children whose mothers are experiencing homelessness each day. Many of these children have undergone…

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Gigi’s Story of Transformation

December 15, 2017
Ari and Gigi at My Sister's House

When my baby daughter Aria and I were homeless, I didn’t think we’d ever have a happy Christmas. Christmas doesn’t mean much when you don’t have a safe place to live. And I was so afraid that my daughter would have as miserable a childhood as I did. Thanks to Atlanta Mission, that’s not going…

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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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Pray Without Ceasing

October 4, 2017
Praying Hands

Our guests and staff face obstacles and hardships every day as they pursue transformation and fresh starts. We would appreciate your prayers and will share our requests periodically here on the blog. Today, the following prayer requests are for the staff and guests at The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children. The Atlanta Day Shelter for Women…

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Macey’s Story of Transformation

September 6, 2017
Macey and her children at My Sisters House, Atlanta Mission

After years of abuse, poverty, and dysfunction, Macey and her children had run out of options. Desperate to avoid the streets, they came to Atlanta Mission… “I’ve struggled for a long time,” Macey admits. “Bad jobs, abusive boyfriends, moving around a lot. It’s been one thing after another.” In many ways, these struggles are a…

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Homeless Children and Delayed Speech

April 3, 2017

It’s a documented fact that homeless children are at great risk for delayed speech. According to a study cited by the National Institutes of Health, 75 percent of homeless children ages 3 and 4 had language development problems. The lack of stability in their living situation and the trauma experienced by homeless women result in these…

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