Homelessness

How to Help Those Facing Homelessness This Holiday Season

November 12, 2018
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As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we’re reminded of all we have to be thankful for. While many of us are spending time with family and friends, some are spending the holidays on the streets. People facing homelessness often do not have family and friends to spend the holidays with or a house…

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7 Major Causes of Homelessness

September 25, 2018
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Imagine having an unexpected curveball thrown at you full force. Most of the time, that’s exactly what causes homelessness – a drastic change in your life that temporarily throws you off track. Sometimes the cause of homelessness can’t even be pinned down to one particular cause, but rather a mix of circumstances in someone’s life…

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Dewan’s Story of Transformation

August 13, 2018
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Dewan struggled for years to break what he calls “a vicious cycle” of alcoholism, broken relationships, and unemployment. But when he finally surrendered to the nagging in his heart that he needed a change, Dewan headed to Atlanta Mission. It was here that Dewan met his counselor. When they first met, she asked Dewan many…

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The Impact of Homelessness on Children

August 6, 2018
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When we think of homelessness, we often think of men and women on the streets, many times with a stereotype in mind. The thought of a family, even children, experiencing homelessness does not often come to mind. But it’s very common – more common than you might think. Around 1,300 of those experiencing homelessness in…

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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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Rae’s Story of Transformation

March 7, 2018
Rae found Hope at Atlanta Mission

For 14 years, Rae knew darkness well. Suffering with severe brain trauma, an incurable disease, depression, poverty, and homelessness, there was little light in her world. But it wasn’t always that way. Growing up in New York City, she was raised in a Christian home and enjoyed a comfortable life. She attended St. John’s University,…

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THE LIGHT: February 2018

February 22, 2018
Rae found Hope at Atlanta Mission

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Breaking Barriers with Google Translate: José and Able’s Story

December 1, 2017
José and Able at Atlanta Mission, Using Google Translate to Communicate

Open and honest communication is a critical element in a healthy relationship. Christ calls us to dwell in community with one another, and community is built on close relationships. Psalm 133:1 reminds us of this: “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!” But how can you build a trusting relationship…

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“If Your Identity is Broken, Your Life is Broken”

October 23, 2017

by Leize Marie Davis Many early mornings at The Shepherd’s Inn, I have been visited by Paul. He comes in beaming and asking how he can pray for me. Throughout the conversation, he begins to recite the litany of his past wrongs and wounds: in and out of jail, abused as a child, drugs, life…

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The Light: September 2017

September 23, 2017
Harry found healing at Atlanta Misison

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