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Feb 14 2013

Mission Year

By | February 14th, 2013|Voices|Comments Off on Mission Year

Today's post is from one of our Mission Year interns, Jenna...she shares a bit about her experience co-leading the Speakers' Bureau with her partner in crime, Jill (both pictured above)  at the Gateway Center... The past two weeks at the Gateway Center have been filled with appointments, road trips, coffee, and speaking engagements.  Jill and I [...]

Jan 25 2013

Congrats, Russell!

By | January 25th, 2013|Success Stories, Voices|Comments Off on Congrats, Russell!

Many of your know Russell's story  and have been touched by his life, whether you are a volunteer at Gateway, have heard him speak with the Speakers' Bureau, or work with him as Gateway Staff.  We want to share an exciting new development is Russell's life!  Russell was recently certified as a Peer Specialist, and [...]

Jan 22 2013

Barry’s Story

By | January 22nd, 2013|Success Stories, Voices|Comments Off on Barry’s Story

One of our clients, Barry, shares his story in his own words: I was born in rural West Central Ohio- about half way between Toledo and Dayton.  We lived so far out in the country; we had to truck in sunshine.  I had a typical childhood…everyone in the family was dysfunctional.  After high school I [...]

Jan 7 2013

The GIFT Campaign (and 2012) Comes to a Close

By | January 7th, 2013|Voices|Comments Off on The GIFT Campaign (and 2012) Comes to a Close

The second annual GIFT Campaign (Getting Involved. Funding Tomorrow.) has come to a close and we are overwhelmed with gratitude! We are all stocked up on winter supplies and in kind donations thanks to the Atlanta community.  We would like to thank those who participated in the campaign this year:   The Plaza Executive Health [...]

Jan 2 2013

Meet Chris

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Today we are sharing a success story through the Regional Commission on Homelessness.  Thanks to the wonderful collaborative continuum of care, we are able to work with other service agencies to help end homelessness for families and individuals.  Read about Chris' story: Chris Spann was born in Marietta, GA in 1974. He and his two [...]

Dec 3 2012

GIFT Update

By | December 3rd, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on GIFT Update

Hello dear friends and community members! All of us over here at the Gateway Center want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! to everyone who has participated in the GIFT Campaign so far.  Friday was the half way mark, and we are well on our way to fulfilling our goal oe raising $50,000 [...]

Nov 19 2012

You are so generous!

By | November 19th, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on You are so generous!

Thanks to the incredibly generous Atlanta community, we have recieved some much needed donations for the GIFT Campaign!  Scroll through the pictures above to see some AMAZING donations from a whole bunch of people and places- even a retirement community in Winter Park Florida got involved and donated a car load of clothes, towels and [...]

Nov 9 2012

GIFT Campaign

By | November 9th, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on GIFT Campaign

So what’s all this hullabaloo about the GIFT Campaign?  If you follow us on social media, you have surely been inundated with photos and stories and thank you’s all related to GIFT.  Well, we want to take this long form opportunity to tell you what GIFT is all about. We run a 24/7 operation down [...]

Nov 1 2012

Ernesto: Homeward Bound

By | November 1st, 2012|Success Stories, Voices|Comments Off on Ernesto: Homeward Bound

Today's post is from our Volunteer Coordinator, Bec Cranford.  She recalls one fo the first clients she heped translate for at the Gateway Center: With a trash bag of belongings in one hand, and his cane holding his balance in the other Ernesto inched through the doors of the Gateway. The elderly man spoke little [...]

Oct 31 2012

Dodgeball – A True Underdog Story (the Gateway version)

By | October 31st, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on Dodgeball – A True Underdog Story (the Gateway version)

Today's blog post comes from our Administrative Coordinator, Jason Tatum: A couple of weeks ago a co-worker approached me about the possibility of a dodgeball tournament. Taking myself as seriously as I always do, I was skeptical.  Would I want to take time away from the office just to throw rubber balls at my competitors?  [...]