Jul 6 2015

Meet Kristain: GWC Summer Intern

By | July 6th, 2015|Voices|0 Comments

An interview with Kristian Munroe, our Summer Intern from the DOOR Network. Kristian is a rising sophomore at Gwinnett Tech. At 17, she is our youngest intern, but definitely still among the brightest. Kristian is originally from Brooklyn, NY, but has lived in Gwinnett for 5 years. This summer is Kristian's first experience living inside [...]

Jun 17 2015

5 Things You Need to Know About LGBTQ Youth Homelessness

By | June 17th, 2015|Issues, Voices|0 Comments

Living life without a place to call home is a trying and difficult situation for anyone, but with the added variables of youth and sexual orientation, many homeless LGBTQ (lesbian, gay,bisexual,transgender, queer/questioning) youth face an incredible mountain of obstacles.  Without the proper life skills to make it on their own, youth experiencing homelessness often fall [...]

Jun 13 2015

A Closer Look at Sophie Beal: GWC’s Employee of the Month

By | June 13th, 2015|Staff, Voices|0 Comments

Even though Sophie takes lots of pictures for GWC, she struggles to act normally in photos of herself ... Our Employee of the Month here at the Gateway Center is the remarkable Sophie Beal. Last month, I sat down with her to find out more about her and her job at the Gateway Center. Check out [...]

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 [...]

Mar 20 2015

Homeless to Housed: Tina’s Story

By | March 20th, 2015|Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

This morning, I received a lovely note from one of our staff members who has been with the Gateway Center for many years. This is the story of a young woman who experienced a transformation thanks to the dedication of our staff. I hope Tina's story inspires you as much as it has inspired us here at [...]

Feb 4 2015

Service in Partnership: Why “Takin’ It To The Streets” Isn’t Always Effective

By | February 4th, 2015|Issues, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

For almost five years, various members of the Peachtree City Seventh-day Adventist church in Sharpsburg, Georgia have come to Gateway on the first Saturday of each month with delicious hot lunches for the residents (and any staff who happen to be working on those days). Last month, we talked with Laurie Allgood, one of the [...]

Jan 11 2015

James’ Story: Reunited (And it Feels so Good)

By | January 11th, 2015|Featured Story 1, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

James McCain Jr. is something of a Gateway miracle. Arriving at Gateway Center in May 2014 after having lost everything, it took Mr. McCain only two months to get his life back on track, graduate from Gateway's Life Changers program, and move into his own apartment. Today, James has returned custody of his son and [...]

Dec 30 2014

December Volunteer Spotlight: Reverend Mary Wetzel

By | December 30th, 2014|Info, Issues, Partners, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal I had the pleasure of interviewing Reverend Mary Wetzel on December 15th during her Church of the Common Ground's weekly foot clinic for people experiencing homelessness held at Gateway during the winter months. Mary and her church community have being coming to Gateway to serve for over five years and have been [...]

Dec 10 2014

How Can I Help Those Experiencing Homelessness This Holiday Season?

By | December 10th, 2014|Info, Issues, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Bec Cranford   Many of us think about those less fortunate more-so around the holidays. As soon as the coffee shops roll out their peppermint latte, we instinctively want to connect with others. Our holiday traditions make us remember that we are community and family--that we are all connected. Some of us who work in [...]

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