Homelessness

Ways to Help Those Facing Homelessness in Atlanta

September 16, 2019
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Homelessness is rampant in our Atlanta community. In fact, there are up to 7,000 Atlantans facing homelessness, and as many as 2,000 of them are living on streets unsheltered. How can we come together as a community and help those facing homelessness in Atlanta?  There’s no way we can ever fulfill our mission without your …

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How to Help Friends Facing Homelessness

September 9, 2019
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It can happen to anyone. When we think of people facing homelessness, we typically don’t think of our friends. However, the reality is that our friends can be met with tough situations that leave them facing homelessness and in need in the blink of an eye. Here are some tips on how to help friends …

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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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Greg’s Story of Transformation

August 6, 2019
Greg's Story of Transformation

Greg grew up in Atlanta and was rooted deeply in a relationship with Christ. While he had a great childhood and a solid faith-based relationship, his story is one of struggle, learning who he truly is, and who God called him to be. For as long as he could remember, Greg had always been indecisive …

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Educational Challenges for Children Facing Homelessness

July 22, 2019
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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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The Importance of Sustaining Growth

June 24, 2019
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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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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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Regaining Independence Through Transitional Housing

June 10, 2019
man eating lunch at Transitional Housing

What does home look like when you don’t have one? For many of our friends facing homelessness, it’s a piece of cardboard and a blanket under a bridge. For others, it’s a small park bench on the side of a busy street. Sometimes all it takes to get back on the right path is guidance …

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