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Sep 28 2012

Steps to success!

By | September 28th, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on Steps to success!

The journey to ending homelessness can be a long one- but there are many small (and sometimes big!) successes along the road to self-sufficiency. This week, one of our clients on the third floor was awarded a scholarship to study information technology at a local school.  He (pictured above with his case manager) is well [...]

Sep 26 2012

You Hold the Key!

By | September 26th, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on You Hold the Key!

Last week at staff meeting our Executive Director gave a very exciting announcement.  One of our residents, Joseph, had gotten the keys to his new apartment.  Joseph is a veteran, and served in the US Marine Corps for a number of years.  In 1983, Joseph was in Beirut during the infamous bombing of the barracks. Joseph [...]

Sep 19 2012

Russell’s Story

By | September 19th, 2012|Success Stories, Voices|Comments Off on Russell’s Story

As featured in our August newsletter; here is Russell's story of success! Russell spent most of his adult life as a successful working man with a beautiful family. One day, however, he was introduced to cocaine. At first, he thought he could stop at any time. Then suddenly, his paycheck would go directly to support [...]

Sep 19 2012


By | September 19th, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on Volunteers

Volunteers are a huge component of what the Gateway Center does on a day to day basis.  From running the clothing closet, to providing a hot meal for our Women and Children's Overflow, members of our community are intricately involved in helping homeless clients move toward self-sufficiency . We would like to take a moment [...]

Aug 24 2012

The Floors of the Gateway Center

By | August 24th, 2012|Voices|Comments Off on The Floors of the Gateway Center

  The Gateway Center is housed in Atlanta’s former Pre-trial Detention Center. Years ago, on my first occasion to walk through the mostly vacant building, I was chilled by the feel of the former jail. Everything was painted a dull, drab battleship gray color. I had never seen so much concrete and steel in one [...]