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Amber’s Story of Transformation

May 13, 2019
Amber at My Sister's House

Struggling with depression, Amber always found solace in her art — until she ended up homeless on the streets. Then she encountered the Master Artist at Atlanta Mission.    “Art is an extension of myself,” says Amber, 28.“I love changing things, taking things that are used and discarded and turning them into something else…

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THE LIGHT: April 2019

April 1, 2019
Amber at Atlanta Mission's, My Sister's House

“The Art of a Resurrected Life” Struggling with depression, Amber always found solace in her art — until she ended up homeless on the streets. Then she encountered the Master Artist at Atlanta Mission. “Art is an extension of myself,” says Amber, 28.“I love changing things, taking things that are used and discarded and turning…

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Bishop’s Story of Transformation

April 1, 2019
Bishop's story of transformation

Growing up in a large family of 15, Bishop was surrounded by family who stuck beside one another…until tragedy struck. When he was young, Bishop was molested by one of his siblings, bringing about what would be the beginning of years spent suffering silently in depression.   Bishop worked hard his entire life until one…

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THE LIGHT: January 2019

January 15, 2019
Ryan at Atlanta Mission's, The Potters House

“Running a New Race” High on heroin and meth, Ryan spent his entire adult life racing to rock bottom. Then he found a new starting line. One year ago, Ryan stood at the starting line to run in Atlanta Mission’s annual 5K Race to End Homelessness. He’d never run that far before. Could he make…

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Chilo’s Story of Transformation

December 21, 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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Ali’s Story of Transformation

November 5, 2018
Ali and his brother at The Potter's House

Growing up, Ali never felt like his mother loved him. As a single mom, her attention and care were fixed on her other three children and Ali was left to fend for himself. He began to hang out with the neighborhood kids in order to have a sense of community. At the young age of…

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Carlos’ Story of Transformation

September 17, 2018
Carlos's Transformation Story at Atlanta Mission

Growing up in Philly with his mom and sister, Carlos never felt much love. His mother had a mental illness and was dealing with emotional issues, leading to many lonely times. He felt isolated and often tried to show love to everyone because he didn’t receive that as a child. Carlos has three kids – Savannah…

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THE LIGHT: September 2018

September 13, 2018
Chris at Atlanta Mission

Rediscovering Joy Chris was just a normal guy whose life fell apart. He went from living in a nice home to under a bridge, miserable and alone. This is his story… There was a time when my life was happy. I enjoyed my work, I was married to the girl I grew up across the…

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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…

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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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