COVID-19 Community Resources

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia understands the uncertainty you may be experiencing at this time. As always, we’re committed to being responsive to your needs. If you or someone is in need of assistance, please call our helpline at 678-892-6163 to connect with your local SVdP Conference. Our Conferences remain open to assist remotely and…

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Jolene’s story

Jolene’s story

As if life with 7 children isn’t hard enough, about 2 years ago, Jolene’s husband was incarcerated. Shortly after that, she lost her job, her car, and was evicted from her home. The family moved in with a family member for a short time until moving into one room with 5 of the children in…

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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Announces Opening of New Community Pharmacy Servicing Patients Statewide

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Announces Opening of New Community Pharmacy Servicing Patients Statewide

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP Georgia), a nonprofit agency dedicated to preventing homelessness, fighting hunger and changing lives, has announced the grand opening of its new Charitable Community Pharmacy located at 2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. The new community pharmacy will provide prescription medications and wellness education for Georgians in need by…

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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Announces Seven New Board Members

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Announces Seven New Board Members

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP Georgia), a nonprofit agency dedicated to preventing homelessness, fighting hunger and changing lives, has welcomed six new members to its Board of Directors. “Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of community leaders committed to providing help and hope for our neighbors in need throughout the…

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Diana’s Story: Motel to Home

Diana’s Story: Motel to Home

Diana, her boyfriend Isaac, and their 2 children moved into a Norcross area apartment from out of state. They both obtained employment with temporary agencies that promised a bridge to full-time work. Unfortunately, when the temporary period was over they were not offered permanent employment and so would have a week or two without income…

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Brandy’s Story: Motel to Home

Brandy’s Story: Motel to Home

It’s a sad fact that housing instability often leads to job loss no matter what the cause of it. Brandy had a bright future ahead of her working as a home health aide since 2009 in Florida. In 2019, she left Florida on a job transfer with a national healthcare company. Being new to the…

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My Story, by Kendra

My Story, by Kendra

Telling your tough life story is never easy. No one wants the world to see them at their lowest. But once you have been inspired by someone else’s great story, you realize your story may help inspire others too. At 42 years old, I was college-educated, employed at $22 per hour, and homeless. I would…

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Calvin’s Dream

Calvin’s Dream

Calvin’s dream was to own his own home and live in it with his teenage son. That dream seemed to be slipping away when he lost his job and then had some legal problems. He moved into a Norcross motel because it was “simpler” with everything else he had going on. For a year and…

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The Cardiovascular Patient

The Cardiovascular Patient

With High Blood Pressure, the story is the same.  In an article written in the New York Times by Jane E. Brody, “The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine,” The numbers are staggering. “Studies have consistently shown that 20 percent to 30 percent of medication prescriptions are never filled and that approximately 50 percent of…

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The Diabetic Patient

The Diabetic Patient

For diabetic patients, as an example, it is becoming a life or death choice.  In an article, written by Amy Martyn, for NBC News, “Insulin prices are soaring, patients are dying,” she writes that the average list price for insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and then doubled from 2012 to 2016, forcing some diabetics to spend as…

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Hope for Crystal

Hope for Crystal

Crystal worked two jobs before COVID-19. Unfortunately, she lost one of her jobs during the pandemic, which took a toll on her finances. Crystal also brought in extra income through towing old cars for metal until her company trailer and truck recently went missing. Although the price of metal had decreased over the years, the…

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Meet The Pharmacist, Carmen Rivera

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is happy to introduce our first-ever SVdP Georgia Pharmacist, Carmen Rivera. Carmen’s decision to become a pharmacist, 23 years ago, was based solely on wanting to serve others. Her goal has always been to use her pharmaceutical knowledge to help as many people as possible. Carmen is excited to be…

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