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Feb 10 2014

Simple Truths: Part 3

By | February 10th, 2014|Issues|0 Comments

By Staci Wright This is the third installment of the blog series “Simple Truths: debunking common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness.” You can find the introduction to this series here. Another stereotype that I would like to discuss is the idea that “All homeless people are criminals.” This statement, in itself, is inaccurate and worded [...]

Feb 10 2014

Gateway & Snowed Out Atlanta 2014

By | February 10th, 2014|Info|0 Comments

By Emily Emshoff During the last week of January, two inches of snow fell across the metro area paralyzing the city’s infrastructure, leaving people stranded in their cars and stuck at work. But for those without a place to call home, the snow was a burden on a group already facing many difficulties. During “Snowpocalypse [...]

Feb 10 2014

Gateway & Snowed Out Atlanta 2014

By | February 10th, 2014|Info|0 Comments

By Emily Emshoff During the last week of January, two inches of snow fell across the metro area paralyzing the city’s infrastructure, leaving people stranded in their cars and stuck at work. But for those without a place to call home, the snow was a burden on a group already facing many difficulties. During “Snowpocalypse [...]

Feb 6 2014

So Fresh & So Clean

By | February 6th, 2014|Info|0 Comments

By Staci Wright Doesn't it feel wonderful to have clean clothes to wear each day? Isn't it pleasant to put on a fresh pair of socks in the morning? We won’t even mention the refreshing feeling of a fresh pair of underwear. (Oops, I guess we just did.) Unfortunately, those experiencing homelessness don’t always get [...]

Jan 31 2014

Jerome’s Story

By | January 31st, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|1 Comment

By Emily Emshoff We are happy to be sharing the success story of Jerome Lucas, a previous client at Gateway Center who was a part of the Life Changers Program and is now stably housed and self-sufficient. In 2012 Jerome had a job working at a restaurant, and things were going well.  When he unexpectedly [...]

Jan 23 2014

Simple Truths: Part 2

By | January 23rd, 2014|Voices|1 Comment

By Staci Wright  This is the second installment of the blog series “Simple Truths: debunking common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness.” You can find the introduction to this series here.  The first stereotype I would like to discuss is the idea that “all homeless people are dirty, smelly and mentally ill.” Not everyone experiencing homelessness [...]

Jan 16 2014

Simple Truths: debunking common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness

By | January 16th, 2014|Voices|6 Comments

By: Staci Wright  The definition of the word “stereotype," according to Dictionary.com, is:  “a set of inaccurate, simplistic generalizations about a group that allows others to categorize them and treat them accordingly.” There are stereotypes for groups of races, cultures, religions, genders, sexuality and other groups of individuals. Through a simple web-search I was able to [...]

Jan 15 2014

December Employee of the Month: Christie Peters

By | January 15th, 2014|Staff, Voices|1 Comment

By: Emily Emshoff Today’s post comes to you as an interview from Christie Peters, one of our amazing case managers.  Christie goes above and beyond for her clients, and was recognized for this by her peers last month when they voted her as the Employee of the Month.  We’re very proud of Christie and the [...]

Jan 7 2014

Profiles in Change: Meet Emmanuel

By | January 7th, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

Emmanuel came to the Gateway Center when he needed help. Now, he is giving back to the place who gave so much to him. Emmanuel is a part of our Residential Assistant program. RA's are similar to leaders in a college dormitory, but are also picking up training and skills that they'll be able to [...]

Dec 4 2013

Art Therapy connects clients to creativity

By | December 4th, 2013|Art, Info, Voices|1 Comment

By Sarah White Gateway hosts art therapy each week for clients to come and participate in the arts, relax, and enjoy good company.   When asked what he enjoys about art therapy, John said, "It's relaxing, and the projects often help you learn more about yourself. It also brings out the creativity you might not have known you [...]

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