Wonderful place that I now call home on Tuesday nights. I volunteer with the children weekly and love hearing their stories of how Atlanta Mission has helped them and their moms have a place to stay.
Review from Guidestar
Great ministry! Love serving for this place. I truly believe this place is making difference in people and to the community.
Review from Guidestar
I've volunteered here numerous time and it is really cool to see the changes they are having on the lives of the people they serve. The men at the shelter are super appreciative and love the volunteers. The organization seems great and really serve a need in the city
Despite numerous attempts I cannot get the Atlanta Mission to remove me from their mailing list. I made a small donation to them a few years ago on behalf of a third party and now receive on average a mailing a week. They've long ago eaten up any money I donated and refuse to stop sending additional solicitations despite multiple emails and phone calls.
Review from CharityNavigator
Definitely think leader of this non profit is out of touch with the true issues of homelessness. All of the money is NOT going to this charity!
The leader of this organization seems out-of-touch with the real needs of the people; Too much funding going into a few people pockets and not enough into the program. There needs to be a leader who understands social problems and who are in touch with the challenges of poor people.
I have been taking a group of men down to the AUM to serve b'fast every other Thursday for the last year. I sit with the men and listen to their situation. I try to encourage them with prayer and a kind word. It is more of a blessing for me than it is for them. The staff are individuals going through the progam. They are empathetic and responsive to the needs of the folks just joining the program. I see God at work at the Mission in so many different ways. All are blessed who come in contact with the program.
I have been involved with AUM for over a decade. It is truly hard to explain the sense of fullfillment that I receive when I hear the testimony of those men and women who have fallen through societies' saftey net and were in dispair until their life was turned around because they encountered Christ through AUM. They know that they are loved and worthwhile. This changes everything. AUM provides emergency relief,but even more important, hope
I began by serving on the Atlanta Union Mission Board in 1976 with the idea that I could provide assistance as a physician to the new influx of clients with mental illness. Since that year I have been on the Board in one capacity or another, however not in the role as physician. My involvement became much deeper with service on committees, to providing gifts for clients, to raising money, and even to chairing the Board. Whenever I think that I might have completed my service over 33 plus years I am convinced and compelled to remain as a volunteer and Board member, hoping that I can contribute in any other or new way to this fine organization.
My husband and I have been blessed by serving at Atlanta Union Mission for the last 26 years. We began with what we thought was a one time volunteer painting day and we have never looked back. We have watched so many lives saved from addition and homelessness through the love of the caring staff. It is indeed a privilege to serve the Lord by ministering to the men and women of Atlanta Union Mission.
I have served with the mission for approximately four years and am always in awe of the lives they change, the compassionate hearts of everyone on staff and their determination to never leave anyone behind. Experiencing this amazing environment changed my life and has renewed my faith that in a self centered world there are still people who are so selfless and caring.
I have served at the Mission for over 10 years and it has enriched my life. The people we serve have no place else to go and generally no one else who cares. They are truly saving and changing lives everyday one life at a time. The Mission provides $10,000,000 worth of shelter and recovery sevices to the City of Atlanta every year. The Mission raises all of it own funds with very little goverment funding. It is truly an amazing group of people.
I was a resident at Atlanta Union Mission/Village Atlanta over 11 years ago. I had a wonderful experience. I did not complete the program for personal reasons. However; the tools I received in the Personal Development Program have kept me clean and sober these past 11 years. I have gone on to become a productive member of society, starting my own business and with a greater sense of self and belief in God. Everyday I thank God for allowing to have had the opportunity to have gone through the programs at Atlanta Union Mission. In turn I have sent a few of my willing clients to the program. To date I know of two who have sucessfully completed the program and are still clean and sober. Thank you Atlanta Union Mission
I have volunteered with the Atlanta Union Mission-Village Atlanta Transitional Home for women and children for over 13 years. This Christian program has touched many lives and enabled many families to get back on their feet and live productive, healthy, Christian lives. Each year my co-workers, family, friends and church provide a Christmas party for all of the residents so that the Holiday is happy for them even though their circumstances may not be perfect. Typical comments from the residents both young and old are "that this is the best Christmas they ever had." I hope to continue this tradition as long as possible.
I VOLUNTEERED WITH THE MISSION FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND FOUND THE WORK TO BE SO REWARDING THAT I STARTED TWO OUTREACH MINISTRIES TO HELP THOSE IN NEED. I STILL WORK WITH THEM AND THEY HELPME WHEN THEY CAN. WHAT A WONDERFUL GROUP OF CARING PEOPLE. MELISSA CLAYTON AND LAQUESHA AGNEW ARE GEMS! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS THE MISSION AND THEIR PEOPLE. CASSANDRA ALEXANDER-GREENE