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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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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A New Beginning for Josephine

A New Beginning for Josephine

Like many couples, Josephine and her boyfriend fought about their finances. She had always worked and paid her bills on time, and he did not share these same values. When the fighting escalated to a violent altercation, Josephine was determined that it would never happen again. She accepted a quick job transfer and moved across…

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Latoya’s Silver Lining

Latoya’s Silver Lining

When Latoya first entered the Motel to Home (M2H) program she was living in a motel with two of her four daughters. She earned $11/hour and was barely earning enough to pay her motel bill, let alone anything else. She desperately wanted a stable home where her girls could thrive. With the help of her two…

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“A brighter future ahead”

“A brighter future ahead”

Chantel has always been a giving, caring person. Three years ago, she took in a newborn child who was born to an addictive mother and on his way to foster care. She also cares for her sister, Mary, who is a double amputee. While juggling being a new “mom” and caretaker, Chantel also held a…

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A Home for Theresa

A Home for Theresa

Theresa was living in an apartment with her three children when she began to feel ill. Her doctor found a life-threatening heart condition that needed immediate intervention which caused Theresa to take off a lot of time from work for her procedure and recovery. Before she was able to return to work she was let go from…

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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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