Human Clay: A Benefit for the Gateway Center
Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
When Russell came to the Gateway Center in 2011, he was 53 years old, 115 pounds, struggled with addiction, and had lived on the street for years. Russell was also a United States Military Veteran, a husband, a father of four and grandfather of three. Russell has now been drug free for two years, is reunited with his wife, and had the opportunity to support his daughter as she graduated from law school last fall.
In the past year the Gateway Center has helped over 2,000 Russell’s become the fathers, husbands, and grandfathers they wanted to be. The Gateway Center helps men and women become self-sufficient – and that doesn’t mean just getting them an apartment. That means our clients are getting housing, maintaining income, reuniting with family, and becoming members of the Atlanta community in a meaningful way.
On September 19th, 2013, the Gateway Center will celebrate these victories with an event called Human Clay. We want to celebrate the fact that, with the help and support of this community, Gateway is shaping lives and ending homelessness. We also want to celebrate and prepare for the future. Thousands of lives are yet to be shaped, and in order to do the work ahead of us, we need your help.