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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From Homeless to Homeowner

From Homeless to Homeowner

Tesheema “We were being evicted for the third time and it really hit me when my young son started dancing around the room with excitement when he saw the U-Haul pull up. I realized then that he remembered it from the last two times and I knew then that something had to change.” Tesheema and…

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94 Days of Homelessness

94 Days of Homelessness

Angela On June, 19, 2018 Angela lost her home. She was in the final stages of a divorce and her 12- year old daughter went to spend the summer with her father. Angela and her two youngest children moved in with an out of state family member until she could find a job and get…

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A House of Dreams

A House of Dreams

Jennifer Jennifer was studying criminal justice at Penn State when she had to drop out because she could not pay her tuition. She packed her bags and moved to Atlanta live with an uncle. After 3 months, she realized it was not safe for her to live there and she had to move again. With…

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When Eviction Strikes

When Eviction Strikes

Melissa Short-term stay hotels fill up fast, and the rooms may not turn over. And when eviction is right around the corner, that seems like the only option. It was winter when, Melissa, a 35-year-old single mom of three children reached out to a SVdP Conference in Atlanta. During the first phone call, the SVdP…

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Restarting Her Life

Restarting Her Life

Patricia “All my life I have been a caregiver,” said Patricia.  She owned a home with her husband and took care of her daughter who has Asperger’s Syndrome. After her husband’s death 10 years ago, she was exhausted but threw herself into her work as a network operations professional.  “I had trouble setting limits”, she…

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A Home of Her Own

A Home of Her Own

Lauren Most of us dread moving day but Lauren and her two daughters could hardly wait for the day to arrive. They had been living with a family member as Lauren’s paycheck was stretched to the limit with copays and deductibles for her youngest child’s autism care. When they got the chance to move into…

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Sheltered in the Suburbs

Sheltered in the Suburbs

Serena “I had to choose between my husband and the safety of my children”, says Serena when asked how she became homeless. “It was awful. We were living in my car. I had to take my 3 children into the bathroom at Walmart each morning to wash them up before taking them to school.”  During…

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