Gardening to Give: Frederic’s Farm

Gardening to Give: Frederic’s Farm

The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Ann’s in Marietta recently established a “Frederic’s Farm” garden to supplement their SVdP Food Pantry that has been in operation for over 40 years. The garden is an innovative way to bring conference members together on a purpose to help their clients and help raise awareness to…

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We Can’t Afford to Have a Health Crisis Become a Housing Crisis

We Can’t Afford to Have a Health Crisis Become a Housing Crisis

Contrary to what many people believe, Georgia has not implemented statewide orders that would prevent evictions during, and immediately following, the Covid19 pandemic. In a report conducted by the Eviction Lab and Columbia Law School comparing states on their Covid19 Housing Policy,  Georgia scored a dismal .08/5.00 and may see a surge of evictions during…

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SVdP Caseworkers to Assist the Lawrenceville Response Center with Stabilized Housing for 70 Families This Week

SVdP Caseworkers to Assist the Lawrenceville Response Center with Stabilized Housing for 70 Families This Week

Ten volunteer caseworkers with SVdP’s Motel to Home (M2H) Program have volunteered to assist the Lawrenceville Response Center in providing 3 months of housing assistance to families at risk of losing their homes due to the financial impact of COVID-19. These caseworkers will be helping with intake, verifying and documenting information, and eventually assisting with…

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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Challenges Community to Pay It Forward; Many Who Fall Through the Cracks of the Relief Package Need Help

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is challenging the community to think about the needs of those who need it most, especially those who fall through the cracks of the $2 trillion relief package passed by the federal government last month. Beginning this week, individual taxpayers will receive a $1200 direct cash payment. These payments will…

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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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Motel to Home Participants Attend Banking and Credit Counseling Workshop

Motel to Home Participants Attend Banking and Credit Counseling Workshop

On Saturday, February 22nd, 15 families in the Motel to Home (M2H) program and their caseworkers joined together in a workshop on why credit matters and banking tips. The workshop was led by Clearpoint Program Manager & Financial Wellness, Jai Makokha, who gave the participants debt and budget counseling tips. One of the most important…

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Motel to Home Pilot Program Launch

Motel to Home Pilot Program Launch

In many communities, they have become a nexus of crime and undesirable behavior. At the same time, they have also become the housing of last resort for working families and senior citizens who have nowhere else to go. They are the homeless shelters of the suburbs- they are extended stay motels. Our SVdP caseworkers will…

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Shelters in the Suburbs

Shelters in the Suburbs

In many communities, they have become a nexus of crime and undesirable behavior. At the same time, they have also become the housing of last resort for working families and senior citizens who have nowhere else to go. Our SVdP caseworkers will tell you that these motels are providing a service to the community that…

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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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Have you met ALICE?

Have you met ALICE?

ALICE could be your neighbor, your child’s teacher, the lady who cuts your hair, the cashier at your local supermarket. ALICE stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed and is an acronym coined by the United Way to describe 28% of Georgians.  These hard -working people live above the federal poverty level but still struggle…

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