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So far Sophie Beal has created 36 blog entries.
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 [...]

Nov 24 2014

What Does It Mean to Serve?

By | November 24th, 2014|Issues, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal We have a lot of pre-conceived notions about what it means to be homeless and at least as many ideas about what it means to serve the homeless. I’ve always felt awkward telling people that I work at a homeless shelter because I can almost see whoever I’m talking with painting a [...]

Nov 6 2014

Evangelist Fanny Head: November Volunteer Spotlight

By | November 6th, 2014|Info, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal Hills of Help Outreach Ministry has been coming to Gateway Center every Tuesday for 3 years to provide sack lunches to folks at Gateway Center. Evangelist Fanny Head and Hills of Help Pastor Sandra Billinger are deeply committed to serving the community, rooted in the kind of faith that moves mountains. Evangelist [...]

Oct 23 2014

7 Ways We Unknowingly Miss the Mark When Serving the Homeless

By | October 23rd, 2014|Info, Issues, Voices, Volunteers|0 Comments

By: Bec Cranford-Smith  ***** Many good-hearted mission students and outreach church groups hop onto the streets of Atlanta every week looking to serve others and feel good about their service. Yet in reality, many of our service trips are essentially poverty tourism--efforts to shock ourselves awake from our materialism-induced slumber. We say we want to serve [...]

Oct 21 2014

October Employee of the Month: LacQuanda Rosson

By | October 21st, 2014|Info, News, Staff, Staff Story 2, Voices|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal LacQuanda is Gateway Center's 4th Floor CSA (Client Service Aid). Because our 4th floor is devoted to Veterans experiencing homelessness, Ms. Rosson has unique insights on serving a population that once served us. LacQuanda is a fantastic human being with a calm, no-frills energy--good to have around in this line of work. [...]

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