Homelessness

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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The 2017 Atlanta Mission 5K Race Recap

March 15, 2017

On the morning of February 18, 2017, Atlanta Mission residents, community members, and volunteers turned out in force for the annual 5K Race to End Homelessness. It was a timely event—just a week earlier, the overnight temperature had dipped below freezing, so sleeping outdoors was especially dangerous. For those people with nowhere to sleep but…

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The 2017 Atlanta Mission 5K Race to End Homelessness

January 20, 2017
2016 Atlanta Mission 5K

Over 3,000 participants chose to run in the Atlanta Mission 5K Race to End Homelessness last year, braving the mid-February cold. But for the many homeless individuals on the Atlanta streets, being out in the cold, day and night throughout the winter, is not a choice they freely make. This year, join us at Centennial…

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Learn what it means to be a Faithful Friend

January 19, 2017

It’s surprising how powerful an ongoing friendship with someone you haven’t met can be. The Atlanta Mission’s Faithful Friends program allows monthly donors to help more than 1,000 people of all ages every day, providing shelter and safety, food, educational services, career development and counseling to get residents back on their feet. If you donate…

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Transformation through Faithful Friendship

October 28, 2016
Keith, a guest of Atlanta Mission

trans·for·ma·tion ˌtran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. The most incredible and compelling transformations I’ve ever seen have happened in the lives of other human beings. This kind of transformation often takes place in the context of friendship. Encouragement, trust, vulnerability, and loving moments where hard truths are spoken all combine to become…

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