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3.25.22 | DeKalb County launches motel-to-homes program for families | Fox 5 Atlanta

DeKalb County has set up a new program that is trying to give people living in motels a permanent home.

County Commissioner Robert Patrick has teamed up with St. Vincent de Paul Georgia for the Motel-to-Home Program.

12.22.21 | OPINION: Escaping the trap of extended stay motels | AJC

Everyone appreciates a story of resilience, of earnest people overcoming what life throws at them.

And it’s even better when there are people stepping up to help. With Christmas here, what better time to dwell on humanity’s bright side?

Last year at this time, Divonia Boyd, 28, was living in an extended stay motel in DeKalb County near I-20. 

12.12.21 | Group collecting gifts for foster kids across Georgia | 11 Alive

St. Vincent De Paul Georgia is coming through this holiday season to help collect gifts for foster kids all across Georgia.

12.08.21 | Volunteer gives countless hours to help those in need | AJC

When her brown eyes meet those of someone in need, a Bible verse echoes in her thoughts.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”— Matthew 25:35

03.31.21 | Millions in rental aid available in Georgia, but demand exceeds money | AJC

John Cirillo was making six figures as director of real estate for a fast-food franchise. But a bitter divorce sapped his savings, so it didn’t take long before he was in financial trouble after being laid off last March.

The $2,100 in rent he paid after moving out of the Johns Creek house he shared with his wife was easy to cover when his monthly salary exceeded $100,000. But by September, it was too much.

03.20.21 | All Saints St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive | Patch

Spring into service this March by participating in the All Saints St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive taking place the weekend of March 20-21, 2021. The Spring Food Drive is critical to the wellness of our neighbors helping to replenish the SVdP Food Pantry that serves Dunwoody and metro Atlanta.

03.05.21 | Doraville, charity partner to provide housing, utility relief during pandemic | AJC

Doraville is partnering with St. Vincent de Paul Georgia to provide rent, mortgage, and utility relief for at least 100 residents who are struggling to pay their bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

03.04.21 | ATL Action for Racial Equity Powered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber | ATL Action for Racial Equity

Patrick McNulty, CEO, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia: “St. Vincent de Paul is founded on the principle of dignity for all. We advocate for a just society in which the rights, responsibilities, and development of all people are promoted, especially those suffering racial injustice and racism today. We also imbed inclusivity in our organizations so that every employee has a fair opportunity in recruitment, promotion, and progression.”

03.03.21 | Sandy Springs City Council awards $175K to four nonprofits for COVID-19 relief | Reporter Newspaper

The Sandy Springs City Council has awarded four nonprofit organizations a total of $175,000 to provide services for low to moderate-income residents who were negatively impacted by COVID-19.

02.02.21 | Non-profit forms community pharmacy to assist people unable to afford medications | FOX 5 Atlanta

There’s a new initiative to help families during this pandemic. An Atlanta-based non-profit is providing life-saving prescription drugs to people struggling to pay for them.

02.02.21 | SVdP Georgia Community Pharmacy Now Open | SVdP USA

One pervasive challenge across the communities served by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is poor health management, often exacerbated by lack of access to prescription medications. Some local Vincentian Conferences and Councils are meeting that challenge by creating community pharmacies to dispense medication to low-income, uninsured patients at little or no charge.

02.02.21 | Charity opens pharmacy in DeKalb for low-income communities | AJC

A nonprofit opened a community pharmacy in DeKalb County this week to help low-income groups get access to prescription St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, a charity that works to help the homeless and impoverished, opened the Charitable Community Pharmacy on Monday, according to a news release. The organization said it will provide maintenance medications for people who are unable to afford them.

02.01.21 | St. Vincent de Paul opens community pharmacy for families in need | MDJ Online

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia has opened its Charitable Community Pharmacy to help provide medications to Georgians in need. Located off Chamblee Tucker Road, the community pharmacy will provide prescription medications and wellness education for Georgians in need by providing prescribed maintenance medications to low-income individuals.

Jan/Feb 21 | SVdP Georgia Helping Locally for More Than a Century | The Signal

For more than a century, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP Georgia) has prevented homelessness, fought hunger, and changed lives. Through a network of 5,000 volunteers, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia gave $19 million in assistance last year to 116,000 people on the edge of poverty and financial ruin, all from its base right here in Chamblee.

01.13.21 | Johns Creek, St. Vincent de Paul For Vulnerable Populations Grant | Patch

The City of Johns Creek and St. Vincent de Paul Georgia have partnered for the JC CARES Vulnerable Populations Grant Program to help Johns Creek residents with overdue rent and mortgage payments, utility assistance, food assistance, or other unforeseen financial/ emergency needs directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

12.10.20 | Community Outreach with Truist | 11 ALIVE

Find meaningful ways to give back this holiday season with Truist’s community partners Atlanta Youth Academy and St. Vincent de Paul.

12.09.20 | More than 60 organizations urge Sens. Loeffler, Perdue to support comprehensive COVID relief | FOX 5 Atlanta

Chanelle Parthemer has been unemployed since August. “I think in my bank account right now, I have a few dollars left,” she explained Wednesday afternoon. Parthemer said she’s been approved for unemployment insurance benefits. However, like so many others, she told FOX 5 her claim is still pending and she’s unable to contact anyone with the Georgia Department of Labor.

11.05.20 | Dunwoody gives $400K to nonprofits to help those affected by coronavirus pandemic | AJC

The city is using a portion of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to provide each of the metro Atlanta nonprofits with a $50,000 grant, according to a news release. The Dunwoody City Council approved the allocation last week, naming it the Vulnerable Population Program

11.2.20 | City of Brookhaven will cover late rent payments for pandemic-affected residents | Reporter Newspapers

The city partnered with the nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul Georgia to administer the funds for eligible residents with money from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Case workers from the nonprofit will work to negotiate with landlords and vendors on outstanding rent incurred as a result of the pandemic from April through October. The city asked that late fees or eviction proceedings stop during the negotiation and resolution period.

10.27.20 | Brookhaven says it will use coronavirus relief funds to pay overdue rents, utilities | Here’s how to apply | 11 ALIVE

The city of Brookhaven said Tuesday it would be using $725,000 in CARES Act funding to pay overdue rent and utility bills for residents. A news release said they would be working with St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, a charity group, to reach residents in need of assistance. 

10.15.20 | Meet the new CEO of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia | The Georgia Bulletin

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s new CEO Patrick McNulty is taking up the reins of the charity dedicated to helping those in need as the economic crisis spurred by the novel coronavirus raises the risk of food insecurity and threatens thousands of families with evictions.

9.18.20 | Morehouse med school gets booster shot; New CEO at St. Vincent de Paul; Arts grants | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Top stories from the area’s philanthropic community.

9.17.20 | SVdP Georgia announces public phase of capital campaign | The Georgia Bulletin

Saketha Fleming of Norcross swears by the help that St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provided her at a crucial time. The single mother of three was working only a temporary job and had moved to escape a toxic personal situation.

9.10.20 | Plexus Worldwide® Provides More Than 3,000 XFactor Kids™ Supplements to St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s Wellness Programs | Life Pulse Health

Plexus Worldwide employees gathered at St. Vincent de Paul Georgia to donate approximately 3,000 of their XFactor Kids supplement which is being distributed to families through the organization’s Food Recovery and Distribution programs

6.19.20 | Many fear looming housing, homelessness ‘crisis’ amid hold on evictions | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Michelle Camper was already fighting to stay afloat before the coronavirus pandemic began, as she searched for permanent housing while living in an extended stay motel.

4.20.20 | Thousands of renters facing homelessness due to COVID-19 | Decaturish

Decatur, GA – Thousands of renters in metro Atlanta are struggling to keep a roof over their heads during the COVID-19 pandemic due to lost jobs or drastically reduced work hours, housing advocates warn.

4.20.20 | 60 families served during “Drive-In Food Pantry” at Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church | Jackson Progress-Argus

The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Butts County handed out 52 food baskets and gave grocery gift cards to eight more families to serve a total of 60 families during a “Drive-In Food Pantry” at Saint Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Jackson on Saturday.

4.16.20 | Catholic Charities, SVdP respond to coronavirus | The Georgia Bulletin

ATLANTA—Families being self-sufficient takes on a new meaning as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused great job loss in the United States and around the world.

04.01.20 | As April Rent Is Due, Assistance Providers And Advocates Work To Meet Expected Need | WABE

The start of April means rent is due for a lot of tenants. This is as many have lost their jobs or had their hours cut because of the COVID-19 virus. Organizations that provide assistance around metro Atlanta are bracing for the growing need that the month will bring.

03.27.20 | Extended stay motel residents on brink of homelessness | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The virus-linked economic chill has pushed many residents of extended stay motels to the brink of homelessness. With thousands of families in metro Atlanta living in motels – often scraping to get by on low-wage jobs – the recent wave of layoffs and lockdowns has taken away the paychecks that made it possible.

03.24.20 | Many Norcross families working but trapped in extended-stay hotels | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

They came to metro Atlanta with hopes of a new life, renting a house in Duluth and enrolling their two children in school while they looked for jobs – she in medical administration, he selling cars.

02.20.20 | Leadership of retiring SVdP Georgia director praised | The Georgia Bulletin

Josephine Moorman reaches in the freezer, filling plastic bags with cuts of steak, ground beef, turkey, and a small amount of pork. It was just as the client Moorman assisted at the St. John Neumann Church food pantry requested. Moorman, a home-schooled senior, volunteers at this St. Vincent de Paul pantry, open twice a week.

06.10.19 | Three Words | Saporta Report

Often it is difficult for organizations to convey their mission, vision, and core values in short, simple, understandable terms. Organizations, especially nonprofits, focus a lot of energy on creating easy to remember mission statements.  But to capture the vision of the organization and the values that underpin its purpose and way of operating can be challenging. A ‘tag line’ in ads and informational material doesn’t quite have enough power, and a long, detailed page of words, as good as they may be, is too unwieldy and remains often unread and unengaging.

05.26.19 | Anything but easy | Saporta Report

This summertime the living is anything but easy for too many of our neighbors in Georgia. This is the time of year when it becomes especially difficult for many of those in need to make it from day to day.  The combination of heat and humidity leaves people with the choice of two bad alternatives; high utility bills or extreme discomfort.  Many part-time and casual jobs that might have been available disappear in the summer because of the downturn in retail business associated with vacations and because there is an influx of young labor out of school for the summer. And often the volunteer social services support networks and organizations are at their financial and volunteer support lows.

02.25.19 | Earthrise | Saporta Report

I recently finished reading a great book called ‘Rocket Men’ by Robert Kurson (Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon, April 3, 2018, Random House).  The book tells the story of the first journey to the moon in December of 1968.   I well remember that incredible mission and the excitement it created at home. What an amazing time.  

01.28.19 | Poverty in America | Saporta Report

As we end January, we end ‘Poverty Awareness Month’.  Unfortunately, we won’t see poverty end on January 31st.  I guess we just won’t need to be aware of it anymore. We’ll go on to some other ‘awareness’ month that will also end without the issue ending.  It’s our way of making ourselves feel good; let’s shine a light on an issue, hope it goes away in 30 days, and move on. Cynical maybe, but not far off the truth.  It’s the same way we make a big deal about the ‘giving season’ and shower organizations with money from November through December; and then ignore the need the other 10 months of the year. 

12.03.18 | Many are struggling to afford rent | Atlanta Journal Constitution

When Alicia Moore moved into the Alpharetta apartment complex more than a decade ago, the rent was $600 a month, but it has steadily climbed to $919 plus fees.

11.30.18 | SVdP Announces Hope Transformed Capital Campaign | Atlanta Business Chronicles

The Atlanta Business Chronicles published an article announcing St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s capital campaign: Hope Transformed. The publication highlights the scope, depth, and significance of the venture while highlighting the positive impact this campaign will have on the organization’s ability to help those in need through the state of Georgia.

11.26.18 | Charity is Not Enough | Saporta Report

At SVdP Georgia we work to ensure that the critically important charitable support we provide to people in need is accompanied, as best as possible, with specific actions to help alleviate the need that required that charitable intervention in the first place.  It is core to our mission, ‘… so they may achieve stability and move towards self-sufficiency.’ 

10.19.18 | Hope Transformed is first ever capital campaign of SVdP Georgia | Georgia Bulletin

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is kick-starting the first capital campaign in its 115-year history, aimed at doubling in size its local food market and creating a safety-net pharmacy to help low-income clients.