Mar 20 2015

Homeless to Housed: Tina’s Story

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This morning, I received a lovely note from one of our staff members who has been with the Gateway Center for many years. This is the story of a young woman who experienced a transformation thanks to the dedication of our staff. I hope Tina's story inspires you as much as it has inspired us here at [...]

Mar 6 2015

Gateway By The Numbers

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By: Sophie Beal Every year our staff here at GWC step back and take stock of where we are in our organization's mission to end homelessness in Atlanta. It's a chance to assess what we're doing well, celebrate our successes, and look forward to what we can improve upon in years to come. We're so [...]

Jan 11 2015

James’ Story: Reunited (And it Feels so Good)

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James McCain Jr. is something of a Gateway miracle. Arriving at Gateway Center in May 2014 after having lost everything, it took Mr. McCain only two months to get his life back on track, graduate from Gateway's Life Changers program, and move into his own apartment. Today, James has returned custody of his son and [...]

Oct 16 2014

Blind Right Now: How Poetry Changed This Man’s Life

By | October 16th, 2014|Art, Featured Story 3, Issues, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

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 [...]

Aug 25 2014

Ron’s Story: A Maze I Had Never Seen

By | August 25th, 2014|Issues, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal When I asked Ron if he’d be willing to sit down and share his interesting story with me, he laughed. “People are always telling me how ‘interesting’ my story is . . . Interesting, huh? I guess that’s one word for it.” Truth is it’s hard to find words to describe Ron’s [...]

Aug 15 2014

August Employee of the Month: Fred Payne

By | August 15th, 2014|Info, News, Staff, Staff Story 3, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

By: Sophie Beal Fredrick Payne (known by most as Fred) is an incredible and dedicated human being. He arrived at Gateway as a client, rose in the ranks, was hired, and quickly became one of our most valuable employees. Today, Fred is our 3rd Floor CSA, but is always willing to help out wherever he [...]

Jul 17 2014

Donny’s Story: From Homeless to Lead Cook

By | July 17th, 2014|Featured Story 2, Success Stories, Voices|0 Comments

By: Staci Wright When I was first introduced to Donny Hampton, I could tell that he was the kind of person I could sit and talk with all day long. So when he agreed to an interview with me, that is exactly what we did. Donny grew up in Miami, Florida and shared stories of [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

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