St. Gabriel’s Youth Conference in Action

St. Gabriel’s Youth Conference in Action

Check out some of the great things that St. Gabriel’s Youth Conference has been doing in the community lately! The Youth Group handmade Christmas Cards for the Homebound of St. Gabriel’s Parish. They were taken to the homebound parishioners by the EM Homebound ministry. They collected small toys, blankets and other items to be used by…

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From Struggling to Homeowners

From Struggling to Homeowners

Ebony and her husband Tony had been struggling for years with title company loans and old vehicles in constant need of repair. Their credit was ruined and they were living one paycheck away from eviction.  The SVdP Loan Conversion Program enabled Ebony and her husband to get a better, dependable car while reestablishing their credit….

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia and Knights of Columbus 4599 at Saint Joseph’s Join Together to Distribute over 1500 Christmas gifts to families in need.

Published on behalf of Charlie Mullaney, Vincentian – SVdP Saint Joseph’s This year’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party which is sponsored by Saint Joseph Knights of Columbus Council 4599 & Saint Vincent de Paul Society was a huge success!  Thanks to the generous donations from Saint Joseph Catholic Church parishioners which  provided over 1500 gifts to…

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A Clark’s Christmas Kids Kickoff to Remember!

A Clark’s Christmas Kids Kickoff to Remember!

December 5th kick-started the 29th year of Clark’s Christmas Kids at the Walmart on Ashford Dunwoody! This would be St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s fifth year of partnership with Clark Howard, WSB, DFACS, and Walmart. Volunteers wore their light blue Clark’s Christmas Kids t-shirts and brought their Christmas spirit as they helped with Christmas lists,…

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From Homeless to Homeowner

From Homeless to Homeowner

Tesheema “We were being evicted for the third time and it really hit me when my young son started dancing around the room with excitement when he saw the U-Haul pull up. I realized then that he remembered it from the last two times and I knew then that something had to change.” Tesheema and…

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Advocacy in Action: SVdP Announces New Pathway Home Partnership with Gwinnett Housing Corporation

Advocacy in Action: SVdP Announces New Pathway Home Partnership with Gwinnett Housing Corporation

The Affordable Housing Crisis is an almost constant topic in the news these days but finally we have some good news! SVdP Georgia has become an official referring agency to the Gwinnett Housing Corporation’s Pathway Home Program. The Gwinnett Housing Corporation (GHC) is a non-profit organization that was founded for the purpose of developing, rehabilitating,…

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Serial Evictions-Preying on Georgia’s Poor

Serial Evictions-Preying on Georgia’s Poor

Any seasoned caseworker in the field for St Vincent de Paul Georgia can tell you multiple stories of working families struggling to make ends meet as their rising rents outpace their incomes. In Georgia, 52% of low-income renters pay more than half of their income on rent and utilities.  One illness, job-loss, car repair, or…

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Why Affordable Housing Matters

Why Affordable Housing Matters

Affordable housing means that after paying rent an individual has enough money left over to spend on the basic necessities of life.  Rents that exceed 30% of income are deemed to be unaffordable.  Households spending between 30% and 50% of their income on rent are said to be “moderately cost-burdened”; those over 50% are “severely…

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Preventing Homelessness: SVdP Georgia teams up with Pathway Home

Preventing Homelessness: SVdP Georgia teams up with Pathway Home

SVdP Georgia has teamed up with the Gwinnett Housing Corporation (GHC) and its Pathway Home Program, a housing program designed to help homeless families in Gwinnett County find stable, affordable housing. GHC provides housing at below market rates and SVdP Georgia will provide on-going case management to these families for up to two years. “The…

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