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Total in 2017
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Total in 2017
although these men have few tangible possessions, we know that each has something infinitely more valuable—a name, a story and a future.
iAM: THE HOMELESS MINISTRY OF THE ATLANTA DREAM CENTER
On any given night, there are thousands of individuals who call the city of Atlanta home but have nowhere to lay their heads. These are the men and women you see huddled on a park bench or begging on a street corner, sign in hand. Often bound by addiction and overcome by loneliness, they are society’s faceless and forgotten.
It is the goal of our homeless ministry, iAM, to reach, rescue and restore the whole spirit, soul and body of men, that the glory of God may be known (1 Thess 5:23).
Here at the Atlanta Dream Center, we see beneath their haggard faces and dirty clothes. Although these individuals have few tangible possessions, we know that each has something infinitely more valuable—a name, a story and a future. What will become of that future is the focus of iAM.
Thanks to our three-pronged approach, iAm isn’t focused on giving a hand out but a hand-up. Every action we take is designed to restore their honor, build their integrity and establish them in a Christ-centered community. Each week, we take a team of volunteers to the streets of Atlanta to spend time alongside men and women struggling with homelessness and addiction. Our aim is to build intentional relationships and show the love of Christ in tangible ways (food, clothes, and conversation) to the individuals we encounter.
Our iAM case manager staff preform psycho-social assessments that help determine which long-term placement would best fit for each individual’s unique holistic needs. We now have over 100 vetted strategic partners throughout the country that specialize in specific services. our goal is to find the perfect fit for each individual. These services can include trauma informed counseling, mentorships, 12 step recovery programs, access to healthy churches, and even vocational training that provides them with skills needed to reenter the community as a productive member of society.
Please consider giving now to help us reach, rescue and restore these men and women.