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Angie and Frank’s Story of Transformation

February 10, 2020
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For two and a half years, Frank, Angie, and their daughter, Claire, have been active volunteers, donors, and members of the Atlanta Mission community. What started as a general curiosity after hearing a positive volunteering experience from one of Frank’s staff members at Aetna has turned into something much more.   “He came home and …

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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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Chaz’s Story of Transformation

November 18, 2019

Chaz first came to Atlanta Mission in December 2018. Prior to that, he found himself using drugs and before he knew it, he had lost his job. With nowhere else to go, he lived out of his car.    He and his wife had separated and plenty of dark moments from his past began resurfacing. …

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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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What it’s Like to Face Homelessness in Atlanta

August 12, 2019
a woman facing homelessness

From downtown Atlanta to Buckhead, you can find a community and neighborhoods filled with things to do and sights to see. But for our friends who face homelessness in Atlanta, the same streets look a bit different – filled with more struggle than joyful memories.  Here are some of the hardships those facing homelessness in …

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Greg’s Story of Transformation

August 6, 2019
Greg's Story of Transformation

Greg grew up in Atlanta and was rooted deeply in a relationship with Christ. While he had a great childhood and a solid faith-based relationship, his story is one of struggle, learning who he truly is, and who God called him to be. For as long as he could remember, Greg had always been indecisive …

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Janelle’s Story of Transformation

July 15, 2019
Janelle at My Sisters House

Trusting relationships are the foundation for a great life, but for Janelle, creating one was never an option. Growing up, Janelle was unable to have a true relationship with her father. Family differences caused an artificial wedge to come between them, leaving Janelle longing for a relationship she was unable to create. Just as they …

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The Importance of Sustaining Growth

June 24, 2019
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When someone experiencing homelessness decides to Choose Help, they make the brave decision to make progress in all areas of their life – physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and vocational. But that’s not the end of the road for them. At Atlanta Mission, we understand the importance of sustaining that growth and incorporate all of these …

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Blake’s Story of Transformation

June 17, 2019
Blake outside TSI - story of transformation

Growing up, Blake was an athlete. He would spend his days playing baseball surrounded by loving parents and good friends. He was accepted into the University of Miami on a baseball scholarship where he played as a catcher. However, after dislocating his left hip, Blake’s baseball career came to an end, and a 16-year battle …

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Regaining Independence Through Transitional Housing

June 10, 2019
man eating lunch at Transitional Housing

What does home look like when you don’t have one? For many of our friends facing homelessness, it’s a piece of cardboard and a blanket under a bridge. For others, it’s a small park bench on the side of a busy street. Sometimes all it takes to get back on the right path is guidance …

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