Our weekly teams are the heart of what we do. We go out Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evening and try to build relationships and trust with our brothers and sisters living on the streets and in shelters. We do that through conversations, consistency, warm drinks in winter and cool drinks in the summer. To hear and be heard is one of the core aspects of being fully human, but for the man or woman on the street it is sometimes a luxury. To be talked at or ignored is their normal experience. The primary focus of these teams is to spend time with people and make room for true conversation. It’s life giving on both sides, and it’s also a great way to make new friends.
We ask that volunteers commit to joining one of our six total teams that alternate going down every other week— one week on, one week off— two times a month. Each team operates a little different but, they all go downtown to the area around the Gateway Center, which is a shelter near the Atlanta city jail. Our Sunday teams meet at Trinity Anglican’s Westside location around 4pm and are back by 6pm. The Tuesday and Thursday night teams are usually downtown by 7pm and stay till around 8pm.