Homelessness

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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Atlanta Mission Prepares for Irma

September 11, 2017
Atlanta Mission Prepares for Severe Weather

Facing weather like Irma can be scary, even with shelter and preparations. Imagine though, that you have no walls to protect you, maybe just a tent or a cardboard box. A tropical storm becomes a life or death situation for someone experiencing homelessness. That’s why this morning, Atlanta Mission staff went out and helped countless individuals…

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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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