13 Years of Changing Lives & Ending Homelessness:
Gateway Center recognizes that some may initially see someone that is experiencing homelessness as “common” or as “not special” due to be uninformed or their personal bias. However, the truth is that with an ounce of love and support, the conviction that each of us possess to be stably housed and to provide for ourselves will become evident and shine brightly in those served by the Gateway Center.
At Gateway Center we are provided the opportunity daily to see the beauty of “conviction” being re-ignited in each of the clients that we serve. Often, it is stated that the American Dream is the freedom to succeed and prosper which can be achieved through hard work. The Gateway Center provides our clients experiencing homelessness with the opportunity to gain skills that will allow them to gain access to housing; become employable and demonstrate their conviction to be a hard worker.
“The mission of the Gateway Center is to work to end homelessness, and particularly chronic homelessness, by providing the support and framework people need to achieve self-sufficiency.”
By supporting this event, you will support Gateway Center in raising funds to support our mission and make homelessness rare and brief for those plagued by a displaced situation in metro Atlanta. Funds raised directly support programming such as intensive case management; job readiness training; food services; and other vital supports.
Since 2005, Gateway Center, together with its collaborating partners, has served as a beacon of hope to the approximately 6,000 people annually experiencing homelessness. In 2016, the city of Atlanta reports that there are just over 3,500 individuals experiencing homelessness in the city of Atlanta alone. The organization was founded in a spirit of community collaboration in response to recommendations by former Mayor Shirley Franklin to establish a central point of care in metro Atlanta to meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness in a systematic and supportive manner. Gateway Center continues to deliver programs and services through partnerships that are designed to provide a collective impact approach to support individuals in their successful efforts to transition out of homelessness.
Max Lager’s Wood Grill & Brewery presents: Drink Beer, Do Good™. This event offers live music, low country boil, and serves as Gateway Center’s Volunteer Appreciation Event. Gateway Center believes in celebrating the over 3,000 individuals, groups and corporate volunteers that support Gateway Center’s mission annually. At this year’s event, Gateway Center will honor an Outstanding Individual and Corporate Volunteer for their above-and-beyond service, leadership, employee engagement and commitment to social responsibility. These individuals have been engaged in specific projects and programs that went well beyond making a financial contribution, but were meaningfully improving the Gateway Center community and integral to the agency’s mission and goals.
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2018 Corporate Sponsors
Outstanding Corporate Volunteer
Presented to Camden Homes for outstanding contributions to Gateway Center during the past year by their employees. The company has been a longtime advocate for community and has a longstanding reputation for going above-and-beyond. This award recognizes Camden Homes for their excellence in corporate social responsibility, particularly as it relates to Gateway Center and our efforts to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.
Outstanding Individual Volunteer
Presented to Deidra Sellers for outstanding contributions to Gateway Center in calendar year 2017. As a volunteer with Gateway Center, Deidra has displayed above-and-beyond leadership and engagement during the past year. Deidra has served as a volunteer with Gateway Center for 3 years. Deidra serves regularly with group events, art therapy, clothing closet, special events, and all things creative! Deidra has established a reputation for encouraging clients to become involved in additional supportive services at Gateway Center such as Art therapy. Deidra embodies the spirit of collaboration and social responsibility efforts. This award recognizes Deidra Sellers for displaying excellence in creating and fostering long-term commitment to the issue of homelessness and modeling social responsibility at the highest level, particularly as it relates to Gateway Center and our efforts to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.