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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Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

Quinn Quinn moved to Atlanta from Macon after a job loss in search of more opportunity for herself and her three children. With the children’s father abandoning them and not providing any support, the single mother was able to find work, but low wages and limited job opportunities prevented her from securing stable housing. For…

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From Motel to Home

From Motel to Home

Valerie Valerie is a single mother of two high school aged children, and has been divorced for 8 years. She had been working a steady job, and living securely in an apartment with her children until June 2018 when she was critically injured in a tragic car accident that changed her life. Her employer did…

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When You Give, You Receive

When You Give, You Receive

Kyle Kyle was a former Veteran who had been homeless for three months, due to accumulative circumstances. He moved to Blairsville to be closer to his daughter and while he thought he was just trying to help others, he soon realized they were actually taking advantage of him. He also had a service dog and…

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From Struggling to Homeowners

From Struggling to Homeowners

Ebony 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…

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