Homelessness

Homeless Moms and Children Build Relationships through Cub Scouts

August 30, 2017
Young Boys involved in Cub Scouts at Atlanta Mission

Do you remember camping as a kid? Building a fire, making s’mores, telling ghost stories, and staring at the stars? Perhaps you have taken your children camping, and have seen the joy on their faces as they experience the great outdoors. Many of the children that we serve have never had experiences like these. They…

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Chris’s Story of Transformation

July 31, 2017
Chris, in his wheelchair, at Atlanta Mission

When Chris was homeless, no one cared that he was disabled. But a little kindness at Atlanta Mission changed his life… With tears in his eyes, Chris remembered the first time he came to Atlanta Mission: “I was waiting in line outside in the heat with all the other guys when a man came out from Atlanta Mission…

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What’s It Like Being Homeless in Summer?

July 20, 2017

After winter, we look forward to warmer weather, but a Georgia summer can be stifling—hot, humid, and exhausting. We may enjoy some outdoor recreation, but we look forward to going back to our air-conditioned cars and homes, sipping an icy beverage and perhaps taking a cool shower after just a few hours outside. But what…

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The Light: July 2017

July 14, 2017
Chris at the Shepherd's Inn

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Relationships are Key in Ending Homelessness

June 28, 2017
Two Men who met and became friends at Atlanta Mission

by Leize Marie Davis Over the past few years, we have been working to transform the way we serve those experiencing homelessness in Atlanta. In all the conversations, meetings, and designs, there is a central theme: relationships. Throughout the entire Transformation Model, we are striving to build better relationships with the men, women, and children…

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Walking Alongside – A Mutual Support

June 19, 2017
Mason jar with encouraging notes inside

by Becca Berlin Look what another human being made for me, just out of the blue!   Sometimes I can’t believe I get paid to support other women. I mean, there’s a lot of other stuff to get done in the day to day. But it does all boil down to that: just supporting people.…

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No One-Size-Fits-All Solution

June 14, 2017
Women gathered outside at Atlanta Mission

By Rachel Reynolds Sitting across from Tara in her office at Atlanta Mission you come to really understand what transformation looks like in practical ways. Tara is a social worker at Atlanta Mission and has been for 3 years. At this moment Tara is working with 34 ladies. Tara knows each of these women by…

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A Safe Place to Call Home

June 8, 2017
Woman and Child moving belongings into new housing

by Leize Marie Davis At Atlanta Mission, a major focus of ending someone’s homelessness is obtaining secure housing. A client who is ready to transition out of our facility and into the “real world” will: Understand how to manage finances to remain in housing. Understand life skills necessary to maintain stable living. Obtain safe, affordable,…

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Rooted in Community

May 2, 2017

by Leize Marie Davis Atlanta Mission’s research shows that an overwhelming majority of the men and women that we serve have no healthy relationships. This means that there is no one in their corner to celebrate successes or support them in crisis. The first objective of our Transformation Model to End Homelessness is to change…

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Atlanta Mission’s Faithful Friend Donors

April 18, 2017

Thanks to the generosity of a longtime Atlanta Mission donor, we have the special opportunity for your first monthly gift to be tripled, which means if you sign up to be a monthly donor, or Faithful Friend as we call this loyal group of donors, your gift will triple in impact. One meal will become…

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