A Place To Stay
We met Eric a little over a month ago through a partner church (The Midtown Bridge Church). Not only does he work, but he also has amazing talents and skills.
For the last month or so, we’ve been walking with him out of homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
He says, “I work and still don’t make enough to pull myself out. I work almost every single day.”
We are learning that the experience of homelessness is NOT one size fits all, and we should never generalize someone’s experience.
Because of your support we are able to give our friend a temporary home.
On August 25, 2017, Join Love Beyond Walls and The Center for Civil and Human Rights for an evening screening of “Voiceless.”
This heartfelt film captures the 648 mile journey of the Love Beyond Walls Executive Director, Terence Lester, as he trekked from Atlanta, G.A. to Washington, D.C. to provide a voice to those facing systematic poverty.
If you have a heart for those experiencing homelessness and poverty, this film is for you.
To claim your free ticket, visit https://voicelessfilm.eventbrite.com
Seats are limited.
After taking a journey through five states, we were able to learn more about how poverty affects people across the U.S.
In this short video, Johnny Taylor gives insight as to who this film is for and who will relate after watching the footage.
Johnny serves as one of the editors of the “Voiceless” film. To learn more, visit lovebeyondwalls.org/voicelessfilm
Terence gives a little insight into Love Beyond Walls upcoming documentary film entitled, “Voiceless.” We are planning to screen the film this coming August. To learn more, visit lovebeyondwalls.org and click VOICELESS FILM in the menu.
Check out this original spoken word piece that was written by Derrick Bailey for our upcoming documentary on systemic poverty. This is the first feature length film our organization will put out to give those wrestling with poverty a voice in the U.S.
The name of our film is called, “Voiceless” – If you like this piece, share it or visit voicelessfilm.com
SIX DAYS WITH SHELTER: It’s been six days since Ronald stopped sleeping on the ground and started living in this small house our organization built and he’s already talking differently.
He says, “Now I feel like I have to accomplish some things like getting my ID, social security card and birth certificate. I also want to see if I can reconnect with some of my family back home if I can find anyone.”
Although he has not fully transitioned out of homelessness, having a solid support system has started to build his confidence that it’s possible to start again. He says, “Being warm has given me the space to think…”
Wow. “Being warm….”
Think about it, when life happens who can you call? Maybe a mother, close friend, dad, mentor, etc.
Well, when you’re experiencing homelessness there is a social isolation and depletion of all social equity that strips your strength from community.
That’s why we urge people who make generalizations about the homeless to NOTICE THEM. Noticing someone might give someone the courage they need to keep fighting.
Over the next two weeks, we are going to help him achieve some of his goals.
If you’d like to contribute basic necessities (such as food, bus cards, etc.) until we get him back home safe and sound reach out.
Have you ever been put out of a public space because you were homeless? Have you ever been denied water because of how you looked? Or, Have you ever needed water because your water was cut off due to a lack of resources? Well, we created a free water bin so those who wrestle with poverty can have access to bottles of water. Why? Because it is a human right! This is why we are going to attempt #MAP16! We are 67 DAYS AWAY!
Check out our interview last week on the #DyerBuzz for #languageofmen with Chago!
“Binge on Buzz — Special thanks to Love Beyond Walls for giving us the buzz behind Atlanta’s current situation with homeless, communities in need, and how we are helping with re-entry. Watch a buzzing conversation take place and prepare to support. For more information, follow Love Beyond Walls”
This week’s makeover feature’s Chago! Over the last month, not only has he learned how to operate a computer, but has set a goal to get his driver’s license for the first time in his life. Today, he decided to cut it all off, and get made over on the bus! Thank you to those of you who help us change lives literally.