United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.
For individuals and organizations that want to help improve the health of their community – United Way is the platform that enables individuals, groups and companies to make a difference – individually and collectively – in whatever way they wish to contribute their time, talent and treasure.
Communities can thrive today and reach their greatest future potential only if our children are thriving.
That’s why United Way’s focus is on creating a community where “all the children are well.” By ensuring that every child in our community has the opportunity to reach his or her potential, we are building a strong future for Greater Atlanta – a future where every individual and family in the community can thrive.
Communities that can say “all the children are well” have babies who are born healthy; kids who read proficiently by 3rd grade; teens graduating from high school prepared for college, careers and life; children growing up in secure homes and safe neighborhoods, with healthy food, and access to medical care to keep them healthy; and families supported by communities where people are educated, employed and housed; and have ready access to good healthcare and affordable healthy foods.
United Way helps create a thriving community in three ways
- United Way draws together the efforts of people and organizations across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties to work collectively on issues most strongly affecting child, family and community well-being.
- United Way invests funds where they have the most leverage in addressing those issues, directing the dollars from its Impact Fund (dollars given to vs. through United Way).
- United Way deploys the power of 16,000 volunteers toward work across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties.
Vets Connect helps homeless veterans get back on their feet, working to end homelessness among veterans through a network of programs, training, outreach and support services. We can also assist with utilities, child care, car repair and case management.
Kids Home Initiative is a comprehensive solution to help families avoid or escape homelessness, regain secure and successful futures, and keep their children in school.
LiveLiving International Foundation Inc. is a faith-based (Judeo-Christian) holistic health and wellness non-profit organization. Our goal is to educate and empower believers to live a productive and wholesome life in their community and world.
Sometimes we think being healthy is only about losing weight or being a certain dress size when, actually, being healthy involves our body, mind and spirit and the dream we carry within us. So much of our time is dedicated to doing for others, running the never ending material and work treadmill, trying to get healthy but becoming frustrated when we fail, or denying the fact that we are feeling stuck, unmotivated, purposeless and unfulfilled.
The LiveLiving Conference is more than a conference. It is a unique opportunity to come home to your self.
Join us on The Journey to Wholeness. Learn how to let go of what actually weighs you down. Find out what you are really hungry for. Unblock your path to ultimate health and wellness. Find love, joy and gratitude in life. But most of all find your true self in Christ!
There are different paths to healing just as God has wired each of us differently. To those who prefer a more instructional approach to health and healing, this is the path for you. The purpose of this conference is to present an holistic and an evidence-based approach to health and wellness and to show how our health is linked to the core of our being. Our physical, emotional and mental health is deeply connected to who we are as spiritual beings. Therefore, we cannot approach health without an understanding of ourselves in relation to God as the source of our love and the ground of our being.
- The Journey to Wholeness will begin with a spiritual hike, symbolizing the embarkation of a new life. Attendees will
- learn how to overcome obstacles, such as anger and depression, that can block their path to health and healing
- learn how to live a healthy and whole life according to God’s original design
- understand gut health and its effect on emotions
- learn how to live authentically from the essence of their being
- Attendees will
- Demonstrate how to integrate body, mind and spirit to obtain whole health
- Identify the principles established by God for complete health
- Demonstrate an understanding of who God created them to be
- Work through one’s life story to remove shame and fear
- Develop the compassion and the tools to assist others on their journey
The Pearl Foundation in conjunction with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Pho Zeta Omega Chapter Present this 5K/Virtual Race and Kids 1K to benefit youth enrichment programs and other initiatives benefiting Cobb County
DECEMBER 3, 2016
REGISTRATION 6:45 a.m.
Pre-race warm up 7:40 a.m.
RACE START 8:08 a.m.
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10:00 a.m. to Noon
Zion Baptist Church
165 Lemon Street, Marietta GA 30060
Eric Beckham, Pastor
E.L. Keys and Blesstherest
Survivor speakers, prizes and giveaways
The number of people struggling in homelessness locally is far greater than one facility can accommodate, and Marietta-based MUST Ministries is the only walk-up shelter in the area. To help overcome some of the bed shortage, MUST is launching an emergency motel lodging program to address the challenge of families living in homelessness.
“In the past year, MUST has provided 67,416 safe nights of rest through our housing programs, including 829 people served in the Elizabeth Inn Shelter,” said Rachel Castillo, vice president of Program Services…
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The Cobb County Community Services Board and the Douglas County Community Services Board (CSB) are public agencies created by state law to provide mental health, developmental disability, and/or substance abuse services. Our service areas are Cobb, Douglas, and Cherokee Counties, Georgia.