A Random Act of Kindness: George’s Story

A Random Act of Kindness: George’s Story

George was a hard worker and enjoyed his job, but one morning his bike broke and that was his only mode of transportation. George ended up missing a lot of days of work because of difficulty finding rides and became unable to pay his rent. One day, George decided to reach out to St. Vincent…

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Jolene’s story

Jolene’s story

As if life with 7 children isn’t hard enough, about 2 years ago, Jolene’s husband was incarcerated. Shortly after that, she lost her job, her car, and was evicted from her home. The family moved in with a family member for a short time until moving into one room with 5 of the children in…

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Diana’s Story: Motel to Home

Diana’s Story: Motel to Home

Diana, her boyfriend Isaac, and their 2 children moved into a Norcross area apartment from out of state. They both obtained employment with temporary agencies that promised a bridge to full-time work. Unfortunately, when the temporary period was over they were not offered permanent employment and so would have a week or two without income…

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Brandy’s Story: Motel to Home

Brandy’s Story: Motel to Home

It’s a sad fact that housing instability often leads to job loss no matter what the cause of it. Brandy had a bright future ahead of her working as a home health aide since 2009 in Florida. In 2019, she left Florida on a job transfer with a national healthcare company. Being new to the…

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My Story, by Kendra

My Story, by Kendra

Telling your tough life story is never easy. No one wants the world to see them at their lowest. But once you have been inspired by someone else’s great story, you realize your story may help inspire others too. At 42 years old, I was college-educated, employed at $22 per hour, and homeless. I would…

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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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