My Sister’s House

THE LIGHT: November 2018

November 10, 2018
Chilo and Son at Atlanta Mission

A New Family for the Holidays Chilo and her young son had never experienced a real family Christmas before. Until now. For many people, Christmas and the holiday season are a joyful, special time, filled with memories of time spent with loving friends and family. For others, however, there are no joyful memories. Chilo, a…

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My Sister’s House: A Women and Children’s Shelter in Atlanta

September 10, 2018
Women and Children’s Shelter in Atlanta

My Sister’s House is our women and children’s shelter in Atlanta. At any time, it can provide shelter for up to 264 guests. This is a long-term care facility for those that choose help. It’s a loving environment that has seen a lot of life change happen and for that, we are so grateful. Why…

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Melita’s Story of Transformation

August 31, 2018
Melita and Her Family at Atlanta Mission

Last year, Melita was working two jobs. She wasn’t wealthy, but she got by — providing well enough for her three daughters. But when her hours at one job were unexpectedly cut, she struggled to cover her car payments. And eventually, the vehicle was repossessed. Then she could no longer get to her second job.…

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THE LIGHT: August 2018

August 15, 2018
Melita and her family at My Sister's House

 Melita’s Miracle A young mother and her three daughters were on the verge of homelessness in Atlanta. How would they survive? Last year, Melita was working two jobs. She wasn’t wealthy, but she got by — providing well enough for her three daughters. But when her hours at one job were unexpectedly cut, she struggled…

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Marilyn’s Story of Transformation

July 23, 2018
marilyn-at-atlanta-mission

As she stood outside the door of the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, Marilyn remembered volunteering there years prior. She remembered the smiles on the women’s faces as she served them a meal or gave them clothes. Today, she was there for a completely different reason—because she and her daughter, Sarah, needed a…

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Ikea’s Story of Transformation

May 24, 2018
Ikea at Atlanta Mission's Women's and Children's Shelter, My Sister's House

“I came to know God through hardship. And my faith grew in suffering.” That’s how Ikea describes her spiritual journey, and there’s no doubt that God has carried her through many trials. “My mom and brother and I fled domestic violence in Florida, but life didn’t get much better in Georgia,” she explained. “We had…

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THE LIGHT: May 2018

May 14, 2018
Ikea at Atlanta Mission's Women's and Children's Shelter, My Sister's House

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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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Macey’s Story of Transformation

September 6, 2017
Macey and her children at My Sisters House, Atlanta Mission

After years of abuse, poverty, and dysfunction, Macey and her children had run out of options. Desperate to avoid the streets, they came to Atlanta Mission… “I’ve struggled for a long time,” Macey admits. “Bad jobs, abusive boyfriends, moving around a lot. It’s been one thing after another.” In many ways, these struggles are a…

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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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