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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The Cardiovascular Patient

The Cardiovascular Patient

With High Blood Pressure, the story is the same.  In an article written in the New York Times by Jane E. Brody, “The Cost of Not Taking Your Medicine,” The numbers are staggering. “Studies have consistently shown that 20 percent to 30 percent of medication prescriptions are never filled and that approximately 50 percent of…

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The Diabetic Patient

The Diabetic Patient

For diabetic patients, as an example, it is becoming a life or death choice.  In an article, written by Amy Martyn, for NBC News, “Insulin prices are soaring, patients are dying,” she writes that the average list price for insulin tripled from 2002 to 2013 and then doubled from 2012 to 2016, forcing some diabetics to spend as…

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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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Michael Mies, the new St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Board President

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is happy to announce our new Board President, Michael Mies. Mike has served as District 2 President since 2015 and Vice-Chair of the board since 2017.  Mike is a native of Michigan but spent 8 years living and working in Europe (Belgium and Switzerland) before moving to Atlanta in 1997….

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Patrick McNulty Appointed New Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP Georgia), a nonprofit agency dedicated to preventing homelessness, fighting hunger and changing lives, is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick McNulty as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 25, 2020. Mr. McNulty comes to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia from Allied Universal where he was Senior Vice President,…

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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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