Get Ready. The SVdP Fall Challenge is Kicking Off

Get Ready. The SVdP Fall Challenge is Kicking Off

With temperatures still in the 90’s, it’s hard to believe that in just a few short months, it will be winter and the start of another 40-day session of the Georgia Legislature, which begins on January 13, 2020. One of SVdP’s goals for 2020 is our Legislative Advocacy Initiative. With the help of SVdP supporters…

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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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SVdP Spotlight

SVdP Spotlight

For many years Georgia Power and St. Vincent de Paul Georgia have worked together to support the community. Why does Georgia Power donate to the community? Georgia Power believes in building strong communities. Our communities are at the core of what makes Georgia an attractive state to live, learn and do business. Since 1883, Georgia…

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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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SVdP Spotlight

SVdP Spotlight

Meet the St. Michael’s Conference! This vibrant conference with 47 members has been led by Joanne and Jack Capies over the past years and serves people in need from 12 different zip codes: All of Gainesville 30501 to 30507 Oakwood 30566 Lula  30554 Gillsville 30543 Clermont 30527 Murrayville 30564 “The Holy Spirit is at work…

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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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I am a Voice for the Poor… and you are too!

I am a Voice for the Poor… and you are too!

The world is changing. Technology has democratized power and influence shifting much of it from political leaders and the media to ordinary citizens armed with nothing more than a cell phone. It has forever changed the way people interact with one another.

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Capital Campaign Launch

Capital Campaign Launch

Last week The Atlanta Business Chronicle published an article announcing St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s capital campaign: Hope Transformed.

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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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Broken Not Defeated

Broken Not Defeated

Wendy Wendy is a single mom who called her local conference for help with rent after being let go from her job for excessive absences. Her son had been recently diagnosed with stage 3 cancer and she missed a lot of work taking him for treatments and caring for him at home. Wendy was dealing with…

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