ATLANTA, GA, January 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- This year marks 75 years since Atlanta Mission took on the charge of ending homelessness in Georgia.
Their mission began on Crew Street with a single soup kitchen. It was intended to feed the homeless men who lost their fortunes and livelihoods to the Great Depression.
Now, at the Shepherd's Inn, they can provide shelter for up to 450 men and serve one thousand meals every day. They have changed the lives of countless more homeless men, women and children through their counseling and training programs.
Atlanta Mission also runs a women's shelter in Atlanta
, My Sister's House, as well as several thrift stores throughout metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas. They provide emergency shelter, job training, transitional housing and other vital life resources for the homeless community of Atlanta.
"Making a difference in people's lives and helping to change the world one better person at a time - that's what we strive to do each and every day here at Atlanta Mission," says Josh Deyton, Director of External Marketing of Atlanta Mission. "We believe in the resilience, beauty and strength of the human spirit, and everything we do here - our education and work programs, counseling sessions and even just our social interaction - reflects, guides and supports that belief."
Be an Atlanta volunteer
for the homeless and be part of the solution. Atlanta Mission is committed to transforming the lives of the men, women and children grappling with the problem of homelessness each day on the streets of Georgia. Your time and support brings them that much closer to real and lasting solutions.
For more information, please visit http://atlantamission.org/About Atlanta Mission:
Atlanta Mission was established in 1938 and is now the city's largest and longest-running provider of services to homeless men, women and children. They offer emergency and temporary shelter, recovery programs, job attainment services and transitional housing for more than 950 men, women and children on a daily basis.
To learn more, go to http://www.atlantamission.org/