Homelessness

Reco’s Story of Transformation

January 13, 2020

Reco had reached a dark place in his life. He was using drugs heavily and after hitting rock bottom, he knew he needed to go somewhere; he just didn’t know where. After a quick search, Reco found himself at The Potter’s House.  He had seen others prosper after their time at Atlanta Mission so he …

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Gratitude for 2019: Life Change in Atlanta

January 8, 2020
man from beard smiling about life change in Atlanta

Our team is full of gratitude for what we’ve seen in the last year.  5,230 men and women were served 1,618 children were served That’s over 6,800 people that were helped, thanks to YOU and your support! We took some time to reflect on the past year and all that it brought, including the many …

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Eric’s Story of Transformation

December 23, 2019

“I didn’t find Atlanta Mission; I had friends that found it for me. I was in a 26-year crack cocaine addiction and they decided (and I agreed) that I needed help. That’s why they found Atlanta Mission and why I walked in the door.” Eric’s friends helped get him to a place where he found …

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How to Help Those Facing Homelessness this Christmas Season

December 16, 2019
mother and daughter showing how to help those facing homelessness this Christmas

‘Tis the season for life-change! We’re prepping our facilities for the many men, women, and children who will celebrate Christmas with us this year.  They’ll experience a safe, happy holiday season, and many will enjoy this season for its true, spiritual worth for the first time.  But we could still use your help.  Giving a …

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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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Experiencing Homelessness as a Veteran

November 11, 2019
men sitting down experiencing homelessness as a veteran

Experiencing homelessness as a veteran can be vastly different from other experiences with homelessness; not only are they struggling with finding a place to live and eat every day, but many also must struggle with mental illnesses such as PTSD while trying to reacclimate after trauma.    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, …

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Providing Support with Addiction Recovery

October 22, 2019
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For some, the first step towards life transformation from homelessness is choosing addiction recovery.  In fact, the National Coalition for the Homeless reports that “38% of homeless people are alcohol dependent, and 26% are dependent on other harmful chemicals” (source). Whether addiction is the cause or a result of homelessness, making this change can make …

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How Relational Poverty Relates to Homelessness

October 22, 2019
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When you think of poverty, you might picture someone living with very little, perhaps living on the streets, just barely surviving off of whatever resources they can get. But what about relational poverty? Relational poverty is rampant and affects even the wealthiest of people — it could even affect you.  Relational poverty refers to being …

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Facing Homelessness as a College Student

September 23, 2019
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When you think of homelessness, who do you picture? Likely adults who have been left homeless after losing a job or someone living on the streets after facing a crippling addiction. We don’t typically picture college students among those facing homelessness, but sadly, that’s the reality.  The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice conducted …

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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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