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Providing Help And Hope To Neighbors In Need svdpgeorgia.org
ST. VINCENT de PAUL GEORGIA
With a mission to provide help and hope to neighbors in need, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia has been serving individuals, families and communities across the state since 1903, stabilizing those in crisis and creating paths to self-sufficiency.
WHO WE ARE Founded in 1903 by a group of concerned parishioners in downtown Atlanta, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is a Catholic lay organization that has grown over 120+ years to become one of the oldest, largest and most trusted statewide social services safety net organizations in Georgia. St. Vincent de Paul Georgia operates a Community Support Center in Chamblee with a full-time staff providing programs and services for neighbors in need. In addition, our 70+ local chapters across the state and 3,000+ trained volunteer caseworkers make St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s critically-needed – yet otherwise unavailable – programs and services available and accessible to those most in need. Our network of committed volunteers allows us to maximize the impact of donor funds to benefit those we serve. Respecting the dignity of each person, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia serves neighbors in need across Georgia regardless of age, race, status, faith or orientation.
WHAT WE DO Focusing on Hunger, Housing and Health, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia meets basic needs, removes barriers to stability and creates paths to self-sufficiency through direct services, education and empowerment to
provide help and hope to neighbors in need in Georgia. Our work addresses issues fundamental to stability, self-sufficiency and long-term success by:
INCREASING HOUSING STABILITY
INCREASING HEALTHCARE ACCESS
DECREASING HUNGER/ FOOD INSECURITY
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides a spectrum of safety net social services to give both immediate help and also hope for a self-sufficient future.
HOME VISITS Our Home Visit is the heart of what we do at St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. Visiting neighbors in need in their homes respects their dignity and provides a private setting so they can freely discuss their personal challenges. During Home Visits, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia caseworkers conduct an initial assessment, collaborate with individuals and families to create actionable plans for removing barriers to stability and provide critically- needed services such as emergency financial assistance, food, clothing, prescription medication, transportation assistance and more. COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTER St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s Community Support Center in Chamblee houses program staff and caseworkers to provide a comprehensive menu of services including intake and assessment, emergency assistance, food pantries, pharmacy services, education programs and more. In addition, the staff supports a vast network of volunteer members across the state. WHERE WE WORK From Blairsville to Brunswick, Lake Hartwell to LaGrange and everywhere in between, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides help and hope to neighbors in need across Georgia.
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road | Atlanta, GA 30341 | 678.892.6160 | svdpgeorgia.org | @svdpgeorgia
ST. VINCENT de PAUL GEORGIA
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia creates access to food to reduce food insecurity through food pantries, food recovery and distribution, nutrition education and more to ensure individuals and families in Georgia have food on the table and do not go hungry.
ACCESS TO FOOD IS A KEY DETERMINANT OF HOUSEHOLD STABILITY FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. Hunger can affect people from all walks of life. Many Georgians are one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity. • More than 335,720 children in Georgia - 1 in 8 - are food insecure. • In Georgia, 1,156,660 people - 1 in 9 - are facing hunger. • Children and seniors are at greatest risk of food insecurity in Georgia. • The working poor, veterans and Georgians who live outside metro Atlanta are also at higher risk of food insecurity.
Source: Feeding America
HOW WE FIGHT HUNGER
CLIENT-CHOICE FOOD PANTRIES St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s 40 food pantries across the state, including many Client-Choice Food Pantries, provide food assistance to 50,000+ food insecure individuals per year. St. Vincent de Paul Georgia promotes a Client-Choice model with neighbors in need receiving food assistance by selecting the food they want at no-cost, choosing fresh produce, meat, baked goods and non-perishables. This Client-Choice model not only reduces food waste from unwanted food, but also reinforces the dignity of each person – a fundamental tenet of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. TEACHING KITCHEN + NUTRITION EDUCATION The innovative St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Teaching Kitchen features semi- commercial, energy-efficient appliances in a classroom-style space to provide nutrition education, cooking demonstrations and classes on healthy eating, feeding a family on a budget, cooking skills and more. Participants are able to prepare their own food with supplies from St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s Client-Choice Food Pantry and take home nutritious prepared meals. FOOD RECOVERY + DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s Food Recovery + Distribution Program is essential for stocking our food pantries. Thanks to partnerships with Atlanta Community Food Bank, HOPE Atlanta, Second Helpings, the Veterans Administration and Open Hand Atlanta, our program recovers food from grocery retail partners like Kroger, ALDI, Publix and Sam’s Club. This includes fresh produce, meat, baked goods and non-perishables. We use this recovered food to stock our 40 food pantries statewide. Each month, the Food Recovery + Distribution Program recovers over 59,000+ pounds of food, preventing millions of dollars in food waste per year. St. Vincent de Paul Georgia operates a large warehouse at our Community Support Center in Chamblee complete with industrial walk-in refrigerators and freezers, storage and sorting areas, and maintains a fleet of trucks and experienced drivers on staff for program operation and service delivery. SNAP BENEFITS ASSISTANCE St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits eligibility screening and enrollment assistance to low-income individuals and families to ensure that at-risk and vulnerable households have access to sufficient nutritious, healthy food and do not go hungry.
ST. VINCENT de PAUL GEORGIA HOUSING St. Vincent de Paul Georgia increases housing stability through eviction prevention, rehousing and transitional housing programs and housing services for at-risk individuals and families.
STABLE HOUSING IS A KEY DETERMINANT IN ACHIEVING AND MAINTAINING SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. • In Georgia, 542,000 renters – 23% of all renters in the state – are not caught up on rent. • In Georgia, 2,736,000 adults – 36% of all adults in the state – have difficulty covering basic household expenses. • Low-income households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions. • People who are in unstable housing situations such as those who need to move multiple times in a year or have difficulty paying rent face poorer health outcomes than people with stable housing.
Source: Center for Budget Policy Priorities
HOW WE INCREASE HOUSING STABILITY
EMERGENCY RENT, MORTGAGE AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgage and utilities to individuals and families at risk of eviction who meet eligibility and income criteria. MOTEL 2 HOME Motel To Home is a comprehensive rehousing program designed to help individuals and families move from extended-stay motels into stable housing. Extended-stay motels have become the homeless shelters of the suburbs for many families. Even though most of them are working full-time, they often have no other alternative after experiencing an eviction because most property owners will not rent to a tenant with an eviction record. They move in thinking it will be a temporary solution, but become trapped as high daily and weekly fees and local motel taxes leave them little money to save for paying off debt or paying deposits on a new apartment. TRANSITIONAL HOUSING House of Dreams House of Dreams is a Transitional Housing program for homeless women without children who are willing and able to change their own lives and become self-sufficient. Located in Smyrna, GA, House of Dreams provides shelter, life and work skills classes, job assistance and more. St. Michael’s House St. Michael’s House is a Transitional Housing program for homeless women with young children who are willing and able to change their lives and become self-sufficient. Located in Woodstock, GA, St. Michael’s House provides shelter, meals, employment assistance, financial education classes and more. TEMPORARY HOUSING St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides temporary housing in hotels or shelters and assistance with moving or storage of personal items when eviction cannot be avoided. HOUSING REFERRALS + RESOURCES St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides referrals to partner agencies for housing services and resources such as housing counseling, tenant legal aid, shelters, homeless assistance and more.
OUR HOUSING PARTNERS
ST. VINCENT de PAUL GEORGIA COMMUNITY PHARMACY St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides no-cost prescription medications and other medical necessities to low-income, uninsured and/or underinsured individuals who reside anywhere in the state of Georgia.
WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Community Pharmacy is a fully licensed charitable pharmacy staffed by a full-time Pharmacy Director, licensed pharmacists and certified technicians. Applicants can contact the St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Community Pharmacy at email@example.com. CONTACT
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Community Pharmacy provides wellness education and fills prescriptions for maintenance medications at no-cost to neighbors in need to treat conditions such as:
• Diabetes • Arthritis • Asthma
• High blood pressure • Cardiovascular disease • High cholesterol • COPD • Mental health conditions • Other chronic conditions
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION IS QUICK & EASY Go to svdpgeorgia.org, click GET HELP, scroll down and click on SVdP Georgia Community Pharmacy Eligibility & Request Form. Three ways to receive your prescription medication:
Prescription pick up at the St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Community Pharmacy at 2050 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341
Free prescription medication delivery within 20 miles of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia Community Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA 30341
Free shipping of prescription medications across Georgia
ADDITIONAL HEALTH SERVICES St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides a complement of health and wellness services and resources. OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS No-cost over-the-counter medications to treat common ailments such as headaches, cough, colds, cuts and scrapes MEDICAL BILLS ASSISTANCE Financial assistance to help pay for medical bills MEDICAL EQUIPMENT No-cost medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs and other essential medical devices HEALTH SERVICES REFERRALS Referrals for low-to-no cost primary healthcare services and resources
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