Gilgal was selected by World News Group as a finalist for their 2020 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion.
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Change Happens at Gilgal because God is FAITHFUL. Thank you all for being a part of it.
Check it Out! Gilgal was featured in the September Issue of World Magazine
The article entitled, “Relearning How to Live,” included an interview with Val Cater, Gilgal’s Founder and Executive Director, and Rachel Dowdell, Gilgal graduate and current Residential Manager.
Read the complete article online HERE.
Change Happens at Gilgal because God is FAITHFUL. Rachel is living proof!
(Pictured Above) Rachel on the porch of the Phase 1 Life Exchange Center (LEC)
(Pictured Above) Rachel outside leading a bible study with Gilgal residents
Celebrating Betty Y. – August 2020 Graduate
Congratulations Betty Y. for successfully completing the Transformations @ Gilgal program. Many of you may remember Betty from Gilgal’s 2019 Blue Jean Gala where she and staff member Deborah Moore sang an opening song. Read her personal testimony below, and join us in celebrating God’s faithfulness in her life. Change happens at Gilgal, and Betty is living proof!
Change Happens. That is certainly true now more than ever. But at Gilgal, we embrace it, because we know that through it, God’s faithfulness is proven, and His promises fulfilled.
And, while many may linger in uncertainty about what our current environment will bring next, the Gilgal residents, staff, and volunteers remain committed to embracing the change and making the most of this new way of living.
COVID-19 has not stopped the faithfulness of God at Gilgal. Things may look different and our delivery may have changed – but our resolve and our purpose has not. We remain intentional as a Christ-centered, long-term, recovery residence committed to restoring homeless women with addictions. Continue reading
Meet Bretta Carithers – SISTUHS
FAITHFUL GILGAL VOLUNTEER
My name is Bretta Carithers, and I am the past President of the Metro-Atlanta Professional (MAP) Chapter of SISTUHS, Incorporated. SISTUHS is an acronym for Strength, Initiative, Spirituality, Tenacity, Unity, Health, and Substance. This is my Gilgal story.
Check it Out! Gilgal Featured in the Wall Street Journal
Gilgal was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s online edition on May 11, 2020. Deborah Moore, Gilgal’s case manager, is seen here holding a copy of the print edition which came out the following day. Continue reading
Meet Bailey – a very special girl with a very special gift. And, she is using her talents to glorify God and help us tell the Gilgal story.
In honor of our 15th anniversary, Bailey painted her rendition of the Gilgal story from the book of Joshua. Her special gift will hang in our lobby for all to see and remember God’s faithfulness. Here is the story behind her creation. Enjoy! Continue reading
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GILGAL
Today, May 9, 2020, marks 15 years for our ministry of restoring homeless women with addictions. We are so grateful for the many ways God has been faithful to us and thank each of you who have played a part in our story. Without your prayers, financial contributions and countless donations of time, talent and resources, we could not do what we do! Change Happens at Gilgal. Thank you for being a part of it!
We look forward to all that God has in store for us in the future. Be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our online newsletter to keep current on all that is happening at Gilgal. You can also visit: www.womenofgilgal.org to learn more.
Congratulations Porsha W.
Join us in celebrating Porsha W. for successfully completing the Transformations @ Gilgal program. She becomes our second Gilgal graduate for 2020. Thank you to everyone who invested in her while she was with us!
Way to go Porsha! We are extremely proud of your accomplishment!
MEET SARA H. (Gilgal Resident 2011-2012)
My name is Sara H.(formerly Sara D.), and I was a resident of Gilgal for about 10 months from April 2011 to February 2012. I was 25 when I entered the program. I did not graduate, but I learned so many essential life skills during my stay at Gilgal.
When I chose to leave, I left with my boyfriend, who is now my husband, and thought, “I’ve got this,” and felt certain I could manage on my own. I was unaware of the struggles that awaited me. I was a meth user for about 15 years. It cost me everything I’ve ever loved and cared about. At that point in my life, I had one child. Mother’s Day meant nothing to me. I didn’t care about her and didn’t want to be bothered with caring for her. Nor did I want to take care of myself. Continue reading