Sep 5 2014

Simple Truths: Final Installment

By | September 5th, 2014|Info, Issues|0 Comments

By: Staci Wright This is the sixth, and final, installment of the blog series “Simple Truths: debunking common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness.” You can find the introduction to this series here. In this series, we have discussed common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness. If you need a refresher, they are: 1. “All homeless people are dirty, smelly [...]

Aug 29 2014

August Volunteer Spotlight: Phyllis Rowe

By | August 29th, 2014|Info, Voices, Volunteers|1 Comment

By Sophie Beal: Phyllis Rowe is not a Gateway employee, but that’s easy to forget as she’s something of an institution around here. Phyllis has volunteered at Gateway for almost three years and manages our clothing closet four days a week, often serving 30-50 people per day. In her words, she’s an “A++ personality,” so [...]

Aug 15 2014

August Employee of the Month: Fred Payne

By | August 15th, 2014|Info, News, Staff, Staff Story 3, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal Fredrick Payne (known by most as Fred) is an incredible and dedicated human being. He arrived at Gateway as a client, rose in the ranks, was hired, and quickly became one of our most valuable employees. Today, Fred is our 3rd Floor CSA, but is always willing to help out wherever he [...]

Aug 5 2014

Simple Truths: Part 5

By | August 5th, 2014|Info, Issues|0 Comments

By: Staci Wright This is the fifth installment of the blog series “Simple Truths: debunking common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness.” You can find the introduction to this series here.   Homeless people are lazy. Why don’t they just get a job? This question is one we often hear when discussing the issue of homelessness [...]

Jul 29 2014

July Volunteer Spotlight: Sopo Bicycle Cooperative

By | July 29th, 2014|Info, News, Partners, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal Our volunteer spotlight this month highlights Patrick Davis, passionate and active board member of the Sopo Bicycle Cooperative. Sopo and Gateway teamed up earlier this year to create "The Link"--a partnership that helps our homeless clients learn cycle maintenance skills and earn bikes with Sopo expertise and guidance. So far, over 30 [...]

Jul 22 2014

Why Volunteer with Gateway?

By | July 22nd, 2014|Info, Partners, Voices, Volunteers|1 Comment

By: Sophie Beal Gateway Center hosts 70-100 volunteers weekly--each providing valuable help for us and our clients by painting dorms, making sandwiches, installing bike racks, serving meals, planting flower beds, giving manicures, sorting donations, editing resumes, singing karaoke . . . and the list goes on. Working with partners in our community is central to [...]

Jul 10 2014

July Employee of the Month: Megan Tolbert

By | July 10th, 2014|Info, Staff, Voices|0 Comments

By Sophie Beal Gateway's staff-nominated Employee of the Month this July is Megan Tolbert, our 2nd Floor CSA (Client Service Aid)! On any given day at GWC you can find Megan at her desk on the 2nd Floor answering questions for clients and staff, assisting with program intake, helping clients find the resources they need [...]

Jul 1 2014

“Redefining Homelessness”: Students Feature Gateway Center in Documentary Film Project

By | July 1st, 2014|Art, Info, Partners, Voices|0 Comments

This winter, Clark Atlanta students Leslie Strong and Terrance Mack filmed a documentary project at the Gateway Center titled "Redefining Homelessness." This short film interviews both residents and employees of GWC in an attempt to cultivate a deeper understanding of homelessness as a social justice issue and to spark a larger conversation about how we can work [...]

Jun 25 2014

Event Recap: Project Homeless Connect 2014

By | June 25th, 2014|Events, Info, News, Partners|1 Comment

On Friday, 6.20.14, the Gateway Center hosted our annual Project Homeless Connect information fair! Project Homeless Connect is an opportunity for organizations that provide homeless services to gather in one place so that clients can easily access each group and learn more about the help and programs available to them. 15 incredible organizations who work [...]

Jun 24 2014

Spring Concert Recap: The Power of Community and Good Music

By | June 24th, 2014|Events, Info, News, Partners|1 Comment

The Gateway Center's first annual Spring Benefit Concert at Monday Night Brewing was a huge success thanks to the amazing support of our community here in Atlanta! The event kicked off at 7 with tastings and tours of Monday Night Brewing's fabulous facilities. The evening was filled with laughter, new friendships, a fantastic performance by [...]

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