By: Sophie Beal Michael came to Gateway Center only 4 months ago after struggling with chronic homelessness and mental illness all his life. But at 43 years old, Michael came to Gateway Center and discovered a loving and supportive environment that changed everything. With the support of his case manager and close friends at [...]
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By: Sophie Beal During my time working for Gateway Center, I have often found it hard to answer the question "What is Gateway?" -- It's tempting to just say that Gateway is a Homeless Shelter... but that doesn't quite do us justice... Gateway does so much more than "shelter" folks. We invest in folks. We walk [...]
By: Sophie Beal Barbara Favors, a talented Gateway Case Manager won Employee of the Month this September! Ms. Favors is incredibly insightful about her work with men recovering from homelessness--which is not surprising considering she's worked at GWC as a Case Manager since 2006 (just 6 months after we opened!) and for Fulton County in [...]
By: Staci Wright This is the sixth, and final, installment of the blog series “Simple Truths: debunking common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness.” You can find the introduction to this series here. In this series, we have discussed common stereotypes surrounding those experiencing homelessness. If you need a refresher, they are: 1. “All homeless people are dirty, smelly [...]
By Sophie Beal: Phyllis Rowe is not a Gateway employee, but that’s easy to forget as she’s something of an institution around here. Phyllis has volunteered at Gateway for almost three years and manages our clothing closet four days a week, often serving 30-50 people per day. In her words, she’s an “A++ personality,” so [...]