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 [...]

Feb 14 2014

Simple Truths: Part 4

By | February 14th, 2014|Issues|2 Comments

By Emily Emshoff This is the fourth installment of the blog series “Simple Truths: debunking common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness.” You can find the introduction to this series here. As we continue our series breaking down the many stereotypes surrounding homelessness, we are discussing one that many people can relate to. Imagine you are walking down the [...]

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 [...]

Jul 22 2013

Why Poverty?

By | July 22nd, 2013|Issues|0 Comments

http://youtu.be/otSimrb5rcs By: Jason Tatum The clip you just watched was part of a multi-episode series made by the BBC.  In looking at a history of poverty there are several questions that we must wrestle with.  Is poverty actually an inevitable outcome of society?  Do the presence of free markets insist on the creation of unequal [...]

Jun 26 2013

Slow Miracles

By | June 26th, 2013|Issues, Voices|0 Comments

By: Molly I was in a community meeting the other day and someone, as folks often do, brought up the phrase ‘ending homelessness’.  There was, as there tends to be, a symphony of snickering and murmurs of the impossibility of ending homelessness.  I have heard all of the arguments- why we should stop using the [...]

Jun 24 2013

How Do You Stay So Positive?

By | June 24th, 2013|Issues, Voices|0 Comments

By: Molly I had some friends over for dinner a few weeks ago and, inevitably, conversation turned to work.  One of the women at the table asked what I do for a living, and after explaining the Gateway Center she was impressed and somewhat shocked. “Sounds like you guys see a lot of people every [...]

Jun 17 2013

What’s The Deal With Panhandling? Part 3

By | June 17th, 2013|Issues|0 Comments

By: Jason Today's article is the final installment in a three part series on the issues surrounding panhandling in Atlanta. You can catch up on parts 1 and 2 here and here.  We are wrapping up a three part series on a very complicated issue.  Originally, the idea was to write one, normal length article [...]

Jun 12 2013

What’s The Deal With Panhandling: Part 2

By | June 12th, 2013|Issues|2 Comments

By: Jason Today’s article is the second installment of a three part series on the issues surrounding panhandling.  You can find Part 1 over here. Originally intended to be just one article, it has been expanded to three. The final section will publish on Monday, June 17th.  Over the past several years there have been [...]

Jun 5 2013

What’s the Deal with Panhandling? Part 1.

By | June 5th, 2013|Issues|4 Comments

By: Jason My first memories were probably not unlike yours.  I was a child riding in the passenger seat of my mother’s car when I saw an older man with a big beard hunched on the side of the road off the exit of the interstate on the south-side of Atlanta.  I didn’t understand, of course.  [...]

May 9 2013

Street Feedings: Thoughts on Volunteerism and Partnership

By | May 9th, 2013|Issues, Partners, Voices|3 Comments

By: Jason About a decade ago I was reading a book that changed my life.  It was a young man’s reflections on his past and how he came to understand people, his family, his faith, and the entire world around him.  It was my kind of book, perfect for the young college mind that is [...]

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