Mar 3 2014

Antyon’s Story

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(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 [...]

Jan 31 2014

Jerome’s Story

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By Emily Emshoff We are happy to be sharing the success story of Jerome Lucas, a previous client at Gateway Center who was a part of the Life Changers Program and is now stably housed and self-sufficient. In 2012 Jerome had a job working at a restaurant, and things were going well.  When he unexpectedly [...]

Jan 7 2014

Profiles in Change: Meet Emmanuel

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Emmanuel came to the Gateway Center when he needed help. Now, he is giving back to the place who gave so much to him. Emmanuel is a part of our Residential Assistant program. RA's are similar to leaders in a college dormitory, but are also picking up training and skills that they'll be able to [...]

Jun 19 2013

Local Mobility: Chris’ Story

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By: Molly Chris and I were scheduled to meet at 3:30 on a Tuesday afternoon.  I arrived at his dorm on the second floor a few moments early and one of the case managers gave him a ring on his cell phone to let him know that I had arrived for our interview.  I sat [...]

Jan 25 2013

Congrats, Russell!

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Many of your know Russell's story  and have been touched by his life, whether you are a volunteer at Gateway, have heard him speak with the Speakers' Bureau, or work with him as Gateway Staff.  We want to share an exciting new development is Russell's life!  Russell was recently certified as a Peer Specialist, and [...]

Jan 22 2013

Barry’s Story

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One of our clients, Barry, shares his story in his own words: I was born in rural West Central Ohio- about half way between Toledo and Dayton.  We lived so far out in the country; we had to truck in sunshine.  I had a typical childhood…everyone in the family was dysfunctional.  After high school I [...]

Jan 2 2013

Meet Chris

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Today we are sharing a success story through the Regional Commission on Homelessness.  Thanks to the wonderful collaborative continuum of care, we are able to work with other service agencies to help end homelessness for families and individuals.  Read about Chris' story: Chris Spann was born in Marietta, GA in 1974. He and his two [...]

Nov 1 2012

Ernesto: Homeward Bound

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Today's post is from our Volunteer Coordinator, Bec Cranford.  She recalls one fo the first clients she heped translate for at the Gateway Center: With a trash bag of belongings in one hand, and his cane holding his balance in the other Ernesto inched through the doors of the Gateway. The elderly man spoke little [...]

Sep 19 2012

Russell’s Story

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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 [...]

Aug 19 2012

Reggie’s Story

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Reggie Miller's two teen boys and his 3-year-old daughter have kept him going over the past few months, which have been among the toughest in his entire life. Reggie, 47, worked and lived on-site as the maintenance man at an apartment complex near downtown Atlanta. He was proud of his work ethic, and says he [...]