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Jul 5 2016

Meet Tenzin! Gateway’s Summer Intern

By | July 5th, 2016|Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

This summer, Gateway is lucky to have two amazing interns from Emory University. First, meet Tenzin!  Our Awesome Interns Bonding (aw!) What city where you born in? Describe your childhood home. T: I was born in a South Indian town called Mundgod (may be spelling this wrong). My childhood was nice. First born [...]

Dec 11 2015

Homeless Veteran Reconnects with Family After 22 Years

By | December 11th, 2015|News, Staff Story 3, Success Stories, Success Story 1, Voices|0 Comments

German Leon left his home to join the army when he was just 18 years old. Now 53, Mr. Leon has been displaced from his family for over 22 years. Until today, that is. On Friday December 4th, Mr. Leon and his care team huddled together and waited for his sister to arrive. After weeks of [...]

Dec 3 2015

Shout Outs and Big Thanks

By | December 3rd, 2015|Events, Partners|0 Comments

Our 3rd annual Human Clay event took place two weeks ago and was a HUGE success! However, it wouldn't be right not to thank those who made it all possible ... *drumroll please* ... our incredible sponsors! We want to take a moment to thank those who had a hand in making this year's event our [...]

Oct 12 2015

6 Reasons You Should Definitely Come to Human Clay: A Benefit for the Gateway Center

By | October 12th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

By now you've probably seen a few posts for Gateway's "Human Clay" benefit coming up on November 17th, but you may be wondering, "What is this Human Clay thing all about anyway? Why should I care?" ... Luckily, we're here to answer these questions and more. Read on to learn why you definitely don't want [...]

Aug 26 2015

Eugene’s Story: Change is Possible

By | August 26th, 2015|Success Stories, Success Story 2|0 Comments

Eugene Henry, 63, wears a crisp suit and carries a briefcase in hand at all times. His friends and family call him "Bubby." He's an older gentleman with grandkids and a twinkle in his eye. Mr. Henry arrived at Gateway in December 2013 and, although he was in a new and unfamiliar place, he had [...]

Aug 13 2015

Homeless and Healthy: Food Access in the Homeless Community

By | August 13th, 2015|Info, Issues|0 Comments

Healthy food access is a major issue facing the homeless community. Most experiencing homelessness have a difficult enough time locating consistent meals without the added burden of maintaining a balanced diet. Most homeless individuals reside in areas of the city called "food deserts." Food deserts are urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to [...]

Jul 1 2015

10 Reasons to Donate to Gateway Center

By | July 1st, 2015|Events, Info, News|0 Comments

By now many of you have heard about GWC's 10th Anniversary campaign, #10for10 on Indiegogo. If not, the gist is thus: Gateway has now been around for 10 years and we're looking to raise $10,000 from the community by the end of July to help us keep our doors open for years to come! We [...]

Jun 25 2015

Here’s What You Missed at Project Homeless Connect 2015

By | June 25th, 2015|Events, Info|0 Comments

Needless to say, Project Homeless Connect was amazing. But for those who are unfamiliar with Project Homeless Connect, PHC is Gateway Center's annual services and information fair held in 1st floor. Every June, organizations from all over Atlanta come together under one roof to share about all they have to offer--making reliable information accessible to [...]

May 6 2015

William Tolbert, 66, Ends Homelessness and Discovers Vocation

By | May 6th, 2015|Staff Story 3, Success Stories, Success Story 3, Voices|0 Comments

Mr. William Tolbert is living, breathing proof that it’s never too late to change. At the age of 66, after over 15 years of chronic homelessness, Mr. Tolbert experienced a 360° shift in his outlook on life thanks to GWC. Mr. Tolbert, an Atlanta native, passed by Gateway thousands of times before finally coming inside. [...]

Apr 22 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Cynthia Barron

By | April 22nd, 2015|Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Bec Cranford-Smith I sat down with Cynthia Barron who is our April Volunteer Spotlight. She has been at the Gateway Center for almost two years. Get to know Cynthia ... Have you been in Georgia all your life? I was born in Charleston, SC and resided there until I was 5 yrs old. My Daddy [...]

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