My name is Lindsey H. and this is my MY GILGAL STORY!
In my 20s, I became addicted to alcohol and pain pills, largely influenced by the bartending industry.
At the age of 29, I entered a treatment center, but relapsed back into my addiction. Discouraged by my experience with traditional addiction treatment programs, I sought out a program that aligned with my faith values and would address not only the behavioral changes I wanted to make, but also provide the internal transformation I needed to truly overcome my addiction. Continue reading
Thank You Gilgal Volunteers
We are grateful for the many groups and individuals who volunteer their time and talent to aid us in our ministry of restoring homeless women with addictions.
Change Happens at Gilgal because volunteers serve, and to us you are all ONE IN A MILLION! So in appreciation for all you do, here is a special poem: Continue reading
Ayana Hart – Spelman Intern
As you might imagine, a lot goes into the day-to-day operations at Gilgal. And with such a small staff, we rely on talented individuals and groups to help us accomplish these numerous daily tasks. Continue reading
If you have ever called or visited Gilgal, then chances are you have encountered Ms. Phyllis, one of Gilgal’s longest serving volunteers. Continue reading
Brad Jude – Resume Coach
No doubt everyone can relate to the anxiety that comes with finding a job. And a major part of our employment success is a well-written resume. But even the most gifted writer can struggle in this area.
Truth be told, it’s not always easy to market yourself – especially if you have employment gaps or a criminal history to explain. That is why we are grateful for volunteers like Brad Jude, who devote their time and talent to helping Gilgal women overcome employment barriers and see the potential God has for them. Continue reading
Gilgal is governed by a Board of Directors, which is corporately in place to develop and monitor policies for the organization. More importantly, however, Gilgal’s board is comprised of distinguished individuals who passionately give of their time and talents to keep the ministry going. Take Dr. Belinda White for instance. Continue reading
April 23 – 29, 2017 is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change.
Service Unites, the theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week, captures the power of ChangeMakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service.
Charles McCord is a great example of a Gilgal ChangeMaker. He is our longest serving volunteer, and began his service to Gilgal as one of our initial Board Members. Continue reading
My name is Terri T. and this is MY GILGAL STORY!
My name is Terri T. I was born in Atlanta, GA and I am a 49-year-old mother of three and grandmother of two. I have been at Gilgal two months. In just over a month, I will be 50. I never expected to spend my 50th birthday in a recovery program.
My name is Nancy J. and this is MY GILGAL STORY!
Five and a half years ago I began what I thought would be my first and last rehab
program. It certainly was my first, but wasn’t my last.
My name is Felicia C. and this is MY GILGAL STORY!
I am a former resident of Gilgal and even though I did not successfully complete the program, the time I spent there has changed my life in more ways than I can tell. Instead of focusing on the fact that I did not graduate, I used the lessons I had learned while there and the love I know that my God has for me to do the “next right thing. ”