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Turning a House Into a Home

August 2017 

Simone, her husband, and 3 young children were living in a homeless shelter until they began working with St. Patrick’s Center, a Catholic Charities organization that helps with homelessness. St. Patrick Center placed the family in a small home in Breckenridge Hills, but the family had no furniture.

St. Patrick’s Center reached out to the Society. We connected them with the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Conference, which funded $1400 worth of vouchers to our thrift sores. They shopped at our St. Ann Store, where employees also put together a bag of baby clothes, a stroller, and other baby items. SVDP truck drivers delivered the goods with care and compassion for the family. When the drivers arrived, the family was sitting on the floor of the main room.

Because of you and your support, they have beds, dressers, a couch, and a table where they can eat as a family. The family has been connected with the SVDP Conference in their area and we will continue to work with them in hopes of helping them get out of poverty.

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