Jul 17 2014

Donny’s Story: From Homeless to Lead Cook

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By: Staci Wright When I was first introduced to Donny Hampton, I could tell that he was the kind of person I could sit and talk with all day long. So when he agreed to an interview with me, that is exactly what we did. Donny grew up in Miami, Florida and shared stories of [...]

Jun 10 2014

Second Chances: James’ Story

By | June 10th, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|1 Comment

By Staci Wright When I first met James Kinard he was 15 minutes early to our meeting and he was alive with energy and soul - even at 8:45 a.m. He had just graduated from Atlanta Area Tech College on May 17 for Heating and Air-Conditioning. I could tell he was so proud and I [...]

May 8 2014

Road to Success

By | May 8th, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

Below is an email one of our staff members received from a previous client. This gentleman came to the Gateway Center experiencing homelessness and jobless and is now in the midst of training to become a truck driver and on the 'road' to self-sufficiency. We continue to strive to change lives and end homelessness - [...]

Mar 12 2014

Zach’s Story

By | March 12th, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|1 Comment

By Emily Emshoff We are happy to be sharing the success story of Zachary Leach, a previous client at the Gateway Center who was a part of the Veteran's Program and is now stably housed and self-sufficient. Zachary Leach came from Philadelphia to Atlanta in 2009 with the hopes of finding a job as a [...]

Mar 3 2014

Antyon’s Story

By | March 3rd, 2014|Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

(Pictured above: Antyon's townhouse. He now has a place that he can call home.) By Jason Tatum I had a great conversation with a former resident of the Gateway Center earlier today.  I asked him about his life, his experiences, and where he’s been, but I did not find him eager to dwell on the [...]

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 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 [...]

Jun 19 2013

Local Mobility: Chris’ Story

By | June 19th, 2013|Partners, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

By: Molly Chris and I were scheduled to meet at 3:30 on a Tuesday afternoon.  I arrived at his dorm on the second floor a few moments early and one of the case managers gave him a ring on his cell phone to let him know that I had arrived for our interview.  I sat [...]

Jan 25 2013

Congrats, Russell!

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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

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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 [...]

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