iAM is the homeless ministry of the Atlanta Dream Center
. On any given night, there are hundreds of men who call the city of Atlanta home but have nowhere to lay their heads. These are the men 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. Here at the Atlanta Dream Center, we see beneath their haggard faces and dirty clothes. Although these men 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. Our Compassion Night ministry is the first step in this life-changing process. By spending a night alongside these men, we have the opportunity to identify those desperate to leave the streets forever. We are then able to place them in safe housing where the restoration process begins. While being housed, these men have the opportunity to be a part of small groups that will provide a strong sense of community and show them what it means to be a follower of Christ. They will also have access to mentors, counselors and job training sessions that will give them the life skills necessary to begin anew. Please consider donating to help us Reach, Rescue and Restore these men.