A limo business collapse during COVID-19

A limo business collapse during COVID-19

Mike is a self-employed business owner that owns a limousine company in Atlanta. Once the Coronavirus pandemic hit, Mike’s business stalled and he wasn’t able to bring in any income. In addition to a lack of business, Mike was hit with major engine and transmission repairs to the limo. These repairs cost thousands of dollars…

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The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

Debbie moved from San Francisco to Atlanta in July of 2019. When she arrived, she got a job working as a social worker through a temp agency for a few months and then secured a position with the Department of Family and Children Services that ultimately only lasted for three months. By the beginning of…

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Getting Assistance while on Medical Leave

Getting Assistance while on Medical Leave

Beth, a single mother of a young son and caretaker of her 69-year-old relative, is a teacher in Atlanta.  After a prolonged period of stress due to housing issues and other personal issues, she developed panic attacks, often causing her to miss work. As the sole provider of her household, Beth knew she needed to…

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When All Seems Lost

When All Seems Lost

Richard was terrified when he was diagnosed with cancer. He lived alone with no additional help and worried about how he would afford to pay his medical bills due to the side effects of the treatments that he was receiving. The illness took a toll on his quality of life and he had to quit…

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Wanting Back to Normal

Wanting Back to Normal

Lisa, a single mother of two, worked very hard each day to make sure that she brought home a sustainable income for her family. All she ever wanted was the best for her daughters and she was doing everything she could until the restaurant where she served at closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic….

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On the Path to Financial Freedom

On the Path to Financial Freedom

John secured a converted loan through the SVdP Georgia High Interest Loan Conversion Program in partnership with Associated Credit Union (ACU). Since then, John successfully paid off his loan of $1,259 after making 11 on-time payments. He went back to ACU with the title on a newer auto that he owned and they were able to…

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From Extended Stay to a Home

From Extended Stay to a Home

The Hernandez family experienced financial problems six years ago when the husband, George, lost his job. As a result, he and his family were evicted from their apartment in Duluth. George, his wife Garcia, and two teenage children moved into a single motel room at Norcross Extended Stay and lived there for over 6 years. …

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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Melinda is a 51-year-old disabled veteran and breast cancer survivor who was transitioning out of Mary Hall Freedom House’s veterans temporary housing program. Upon coming out of temporary housing, Mary had already been approved for a Section 8 rental assistance program (for disabled veterans). Melinda is the primary caregiver for her two daughters, Jewel, who…

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Sole Caretaker Needing Assistance

Sole Caretaker Needing Assistance

“I was the sole caretaker for my sick mother and young child during the pandemic. I am so grateful that we found SVdP. They stepped in to help me and my family with food and rent assistance.” Isabella is the sole caretaker for her mother and young child during the pandemic. Her mom is going…

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Financial Devastation for the First Time

Financial Devastation for the First Time

Sanchez is a caretaker for his elderly mom and his blind sister. He lives with his extended family, which includes his two brothers, one sister-in-law and 3 children. All of the adults had jobs working at restaurants until they were closed due to the pandemic. “Like most of our clients, Sanchez had never experienced financially…

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Ran out of Options

Ran out of Options

“I lost my job due to COVID-19 and my wife and I exhausted all of our savings and funds by the first week of April. I decided to reach out to SVdP because I had run out of options and they helped us with food and rent assistance.” 74-year-old Solomon lost his dishwashing job when…

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