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So far Emily Emshoff has created 25 blog entries.
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 - [...]

Apr 1 2014

April Volunteer Spotlight

By | April 1st, 2014|Partners, Volunteers|0 Comments

By Bec Cranford I sat down with Gabe Barrett from Mount Bethel United Methodist Church to find out more about him. Gabe was living in Los Angeles four years ago after graduating from Auburn University, where he played football. His life was wonderful; he lived on the beach, and had everything he wanted. One day, [...]

Mar 25 2014

March Employee of the Month: Edward Tave

By | March 25th, 2014|Staff, Voices|1 Comment

Congratulations to Ed on winning Employee of the Month for the month of March. Ed is the computer lab coach and does a great job of helping our clients learn computer skills, build resumes, apply for jobs and so much more. Read on to learn a little more about Ed and his passion for the [...]

Mar 19 2014

Assistance League of Atlanta

By | March 19th, 2014|Info, Partners|3 Comments

By Marisa Zhuno In a humble brick building in Chamblee, Georgia, women laugh and smile and share stories while bustling through tiny hallways and crowded offices. Cheerful posters and inspirational quotes line the walls. What may look like the simple gathering of friends is actually a well-oiled machine of productivity and proactive community involvement. These [...]

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 4 2014

February Employee(s) of the Month: Greg Callihan and Amanda van Dalen

By | March 4th, 2014|Staff, Voices|1 Comment

For the month of February, we named two staff members as co-employees of the month. Greg Callihan and Amanda van Dalen went above and beyond their duties during Atlanta's Snowpocalypse and we are very grateful for them. Read on to learn a little bit more about Greg and Amanda. [GREG]: Where are you from?  I [...]

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 [...]

Feb 27 2014

March Volunteer Spotlight: Pastor Hamm

By | February 27th, 2014|Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By Bec Cranford-Smith Our Volunteer Spotlight for the month of March centers on Heartfelt Outreach Ministries from The Last Days Church of God.  Pastor Hamm, Lady Hamm, and his amazing team have worked diligently with Gateway since 2009 through many changes. I took time to sit down with Pastor Hamm to find out why he [...]

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 [...]