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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Atlanta provides financial, material, moral, educational, and spiritual support to people in need regardless of background or faith and collaborates with other organizations to empower people to achieve self-sufficiency. We are part of an international organization and have operated in North and Middle Georgia since 1903.
Our vision is to enable the individuals and families served by the Society to move from poverty and instability to self-sufficiency. The Society makes a wide range of services available whether directly through the Conference Support Center (CSC), the individual Conferences (volunteer groups) themselves, or through collaborative partners, we work diligently to ensure that comprehensive assistance is provided to those who need it most. History and Accomplishments The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in North and Middle Georgia is part of an international organization founded in Paris, France in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam. The Society has operated in North and Middle Georgia since 1903 and is presently comprised of 70 local Conferences, 10 Thrift stores, 33 Food Pantries and the Conference Support Center in Chamblee, Georgia. The Society's commitment to aiding the poor is demonstrated in its stewardship of 94% of the money going directly to client services. The society serves well over 100,000 clients annually since its inception in 1903. In 2005, the Council was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. This award honors organizations that exemplify a commitment to social justice, celebrate diversity, and are actively engaged in building a better future for everyone in our community. Our Programs and Services Direct Aid Direct aid is at the heart of the work of the local Conferences. Assistance is offered on a personal case by case basis and is provided with respect and dignity.
Conferences receive requests from clients and trained home visitors, commonly called Vincentians, conduct face-to-face meetings generally in the client's residence to understand their circumstances first-hand and determine the appropriate course of action.
The Society provides financial assistance for a range of needs including, but limited to:
- Earned Benefits Screening
- Clothing, furniture, and household goods
- Rent and housing
- Legal fees
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