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Your Support in Action: New Beginnings in Texas for Solana and Her Son

Updated: Jul 11

When Solana and her young son moved from Baltimore to Texas, they sought a fresh start away from past hardships. As a single mother and survivor of domestic violence with a mental health disability, Solana faced significant challenges.


Settling into a new life, she struggled to cover all expenses with the limited income from SSI, Medicaid, and Social Security, which barely covered rent and food. An immediate crisis loomed as they faced the threat of their electricity being shut off.

 

Determined to keep the lights on and provide a stable environment for her son, Solana reached out to the St. Monica Conference in Acres Homes for help. Our Vincentian volunteers were quick to respond. They covered the $78.15 needed to prevent the utility shutoff, ensuring Solana and her son could continue living without fearing darkness and instability.


But the community's generosity didn’t stop there. On the same day Solana sought help, an area neighbor contacted our team with an offer to donate furniture from a relative’s estate.


Mr. B, whose father had been a dedicated Vincentian, wanted to honor his father’s legacy by supporting others in need. Recognizing the opportunity to assist Solana further, our Vincentians coordinated with a minority-owned moving company, which generously offered their services to deliver the furniture to Solana’s home.


 I am motivated to get a good job and further my education, and provide a good future for my son.” 

The sparse apartment was profoundly transformed. Solana and her son received a sofa, loveseat, queen-sized bed, breakfast table with chairs, coffee table, and lamp, turning their bare space into a comfortable home.


Overwhelmed with gratitude, Solana expressed her heartfelt thanks: “Thank you for your generosity. This generous support made our living conditions better. I am motivated to get a good job, further my education, and provide a good future for my son.” 



Uplift families in need today!


 

Established in 1871, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a 501(c)3 faith-based organization with a mission for members to grow spiritually through person-to-person service in our community. The Society serves 10 counties throughout the greater Houston area through a network of 54 parish-based chapters ("Conferences"), more than 1,700 volunteers ("Vincentians"), and a food network of localized pantries. Assistance is given to neighbors in need throughout the Galveston-Houston area through its Home Visit Program, Food Network, Clothing Vouchers, Resiliency Programs, and Disaster Response.

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