On the Path to Financial Freedom

On the Path to Financial Freedom

John secured a converted loan through the SVdP Georgia High Interest Loan Conversion Program in partnership with Associated Credit Union (ACU). Since then, John successfully paid off his loan of $1,259 after making 11 on-time payments. He went back to ACU with the title on a newer auto that he owned and they were able to…

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From Extended Stay to a Home

From Extended Stay to a Home

The Hernandez family experienced financial problems six years ago when the husband, George, lost his job. As a result, he and his family were evicted from their apartment in Duluth. George, his wife Garcia, and two teenage children moved into a single motel room at Norcross Extended Stay and lived there for over 6 years. …

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A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Melinda is a 51-year-old disabled veteran and breast cancer survivor who was transitioning out of Mary Hall Freedom House’s veterans temporary housing program. Upon coming out of temporary housing, Mary had already been approved for a Section 8 rental assistance program (for disabled veterans). Melinda is the primary caregiver for her two daughters, Jewel, who…

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Sole Caretaker Needing Assistance

Sole Caretaker Needing Assistance

“I was the sole caretaker for my sick mother and young child during the pandemic. I am so grateful that we found SVdP. They stepped in to help me and my family with food and rent assistance.” Isabella is the sole caretaker for her mother and young child during the pandemic. Her mom is going…

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Financial Devastation for the First Time

Financial Devastation for the First Time

Sanchez is a caretaker for his elderly mom and his blind sister. He lives with his extended family, which includes his two brothers, one sister-in-law and 3 children. All of the adults had jobs working at restaurants until they were closed due to the pandemic. “Like most of our clients, Sanchez had never experienced financially…

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Ran out of Options

Ran out of Options

“I lost my job due to COVID-19 and my wife and I exhausted all of our savings and funds by the first week of April. I decided to reach out to SVdP because I had run out of options and they helped us with food and rent assistance.” 74-year-old Solomon lost his dishwashing job when…

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We Can’t Afford to Have a Health Crisis Become a Housing Crisis

We Can’t Afford to Have a Health Crisis Become a Housing Crisis

Contrary to what many people believe, Georgia has not implemented statewide orders that would prevent evictions during, and immediately following, the Covid19 pandemic. In a report conducted by the Eviction Lab and Columbia Law School comparing states on their Covid19 Housing Policy,  Georgia scored a dismal .08/5.00 and may see a surge of evictions during…

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SVdP Caseworkers to Assist the Lawrenceville Response Center with Stabilized Housing for 70 Families This Week

SVdP Caseworkers to Assist the Lawrenceville Response Center with Stabilized Housing for 70 Families This Week

Ten volunteer caseworkers with SVdP’s Motel to Home (M2H) Program have volunteered to assist the Lawrenceville Response Center in providing 3 months of housing assistance to families at risk of losing their homes due to the financial impact of COVID-19. These caseworkers will be helping with intake, verifying and documenting information, and eventually assisting with…

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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Challenges Community to Pay It Forward; Many Who Fall Through the Cracks of the Relief Package Need Help

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is challenging the community to think about the needs of those who need it most, especially those who fall through the cracks of the $2 trillion relief package passed by the federal government last month. Beginning this week, individual taxpayers will receive a $1200 direct cash payment. These payments will…

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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Expands Food Delivery Services to Feed Those in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Expands Food Delivery Services to Feed Those in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP Georgia) has shifted its food pantry operations by delivering food to meet the nutritional needs of food-insecure households throughout the state of Georgia for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. SVdP Georgia’s Emergency Food Drive and Mobile Food Pantry helps to provide boxes of groceries and non-perishable foods for hundreds…

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Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

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 several…

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