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Causes: Human Services

Mission: Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is providing and an comfort to the brave men and women that served us in War and Peace time. Our organization was founded by Lieutenant (Ret) Keith Horton an Army Officer step up to the plate to take action to answer the cries and please for help of Veterans in a fast growing Veteran populations in Clayton, Fayette, Henry, South DeKalb and South Fulton counties.

Results: In 2019 we helped over 700+ and currently that number will double due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Target demographics: Veterans and their families who are in crisis

Direct beneficiaries per year: 700+ Service Members, Veterans, Youths, and Military Family Members

Geographic areas served: Nationwide Organization

Programs: VA Claims Assistance, Employment Assistance, Utility Assistance, Stress Free Social Activities, Toys 4 Tots, Care Packages to Deployed TROOPs, Operation Comfort Warriors, Feed Homeless Veterans, Holiday Stockings To Deployed TROOPs, Cars 4 Vets, DVDs 4 Vets, Shoes 4 Vets, Wreaths Across America, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Annual Back 2 School Supplies Giveaway, and Community Beautification

Community Stories

54 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi. I'm a Army Vet new to the GA area and me and my family found ourselves in need of Emergency Housing. I spoke with MSgt Baisden on a Friday evening and we were in a hotel by Sunday. Actions speak louder than words! I had spoken with many organizations who claimed they are here to (Serve) Vets and there families and none had come through. So MSgt Baisden, I salute you and your organization for all you have done for me and so many other families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I served my country by serving in the Army and now I’m serving my community by volunteering and donating to non profit organizations such as this one that are helping our veterans families and community families that are in need.
The Southern Crescent does a great job trying to meet the needs of other veterans.

2 Cody I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing program they helped me in urgent need too pay off my new 2005 honda pilot. They are a great support system for veterans GOD BLESS THEM

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has really been a blessing for me and my family. I am out of work and funds are low. They really came through for me and My family.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a single mother of two. I served 5 years in The Marine Corps. I lost my job during the pandemic and fell behind on rent. I was introduced to someone from AMVET who connected me with a liaison from Southern Crescent Veteran Services. They were able to help me within three days of speaking with them. I’m so grateful for their service!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello this organization helped me out when I didn’t have enough money to pay my utilities due to reduced job hours.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I gave to this great organization because I enjoy helping Veterans. My husband is Retired Navy. We do our best to help any Veteran in need. Thanks for all you do through this wonderful organization.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to this wonderful organization because of the love shown to Veterans. As a veteran myself, we can't always sit back and wait for the government to help our battle brothers and sisters.

This Organization shows up when it's needed and for that I give them a #HandSalute

This is what Veterans need to feel like they aren't left alone.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Manswell T Peterson

2 Crystal Jackson D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ask and you will receive! I communicated my request for help and the right people heard me! I am a survivor of the Camp LeJeune historic Water Contamination from the 1950's to 1987. Thank you to all who want to help with the removal of the items from my shed! I received this notification from MSGT Patricia Baisden it said the following!

Please be advised that VFW Post 5080 Commander from a local chapter will be calling you to bring members from his post to help you with cleaning out your shed!!!!!!

Over 1 million Marines and family members were exposed to 4 deadly poisons which has caused my heart failure, renal failure and numerous mental health issues, skin conditions, nuero and autoimmune issues. I needed my 12 x 24 shed cleared so that I could store the 40 plus boxes of medical supplies that will be delivered monthly so that I could conduct home dialysis. I want to live. As this pandemic continues to spike I am in fear of my life going to the dialysis center 12 hours a weeks with so many sick people. I surely appreciate the help!

Almighty!!! Glory!!!! I have a friend! I have veterans that care and they are coming to my aide... blessed I am!

3 Aaron B.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where to start, southern crescent services has helped me so much when I was in need. They were on top of it instantly. It’s hard to find people that want to help when times are tough and you feel down in the dumps. Thank you SCS

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

So far they have been helping me get situated in a new state as a homeless veteran and its great support from even the basic needs small to big. I'm grateful for the help I've received so far and still to come even with the slow progress i have made die to a few hiccups. I know this program will not let me down

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Greetings! To all,

It means the world to me to be apart of Veterans who served we can relate in such a way that only we understand. I'm very comfortable being around people who have walked the same walk I have.
The events that are coordinated are very much need. I'm very grateful so I thank you with all my heart. I will continue supporting this organization because of the knowledge and experience and all it has given to many Veterans. Thank you!!

Renee

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Southern Crescent has been truly amazing as a female Veteran I have to opportunity to meet greet with other Veterans who I feel comfortable around.

It give me great pleasure to know that have the opportunity to reach out to the organization tailored for Veterans when I need assistance or guidance.

I say thank you for providing the knowledge, networking, resources that are provided.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have PROUDLY donated to Southern Cresent Veteran Services Inc because our Vets make the decision to risk their lives for our freedoms and come home at times with nothing awaiting, except BILLS, and bad news. Sometimes they even return to an empty house/apartment because their family has decided to move on without them. I'm not rich but what I can donate or what time I can volunteer I will do so!
Additionally, I support this organization and others like it because they are willing to do what some in high positions will not!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Southern Crescent services respond quickly in emergency situations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My name is Major (Ret) Ronnie J. Ogeltree and I am the current Commander for AM VETS Post 9-1-1 located in Southwest Atlanta.

We have partnered with Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc because we share the same mission help Veterans and Youths during crisis be it financial or personal.

Master Sergeant (Ret) Baisden the current Vice President of Operations is doing a superb job in serving the Veterans in three (3) states Alabama, Georgia, & Texas. Thus if you are able to support with donations or through volunteering I am a strong supporter of all the events, programs, and projects that they offer to the Veterans and the communities they reside.

Keep up the outstanding job!!!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

2020 was the beginning of depression, frustration do to job loss because of COVID-19 and bills pilling up left and right in constant fear of being homeless.

I had six (6) months of past due rent, five (5) months of past due utilities when I reached out to Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc and all bills have been paid in full now.

I have a better job with benefits all because Southern Crescent Veterans Services Inc Vice President of Operations located grants after grants that I qualified for an helped me to get all paper work filed in a timely fashion.

Today and my future looks brighter....

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SouthernCrescentVeteranServicesInc 04/15/2021

Good Afternoon Quan: Thank you for allowing us to assist you and your family, please tell your three (3) daughter KJ that I said hello.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I decided to joined this nonprofit organization after medically retiring from the Army after 28 years. I loved being there for Soldiers and helping in any way I can. So being a apart of such an organization made what to give back to those with my financial donations. Also, by volunteering and being able to see the smiles on there faces and showing the we do care about them. I remember when I was young and we didn’t have money sometimes to all the pay bills or not enough food. So I understand how they feel so being able to give back is so rewarding.

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SouthernCrescentVeteranServicesInc 04/15/2021

Good Afternoon Babygirl054: Thank you for all your donations and volunteer hours to help us take care of Veterans and Youths in need during financial hardships.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The leadership of this organization is super dedicated to their mission. We always have a great time when partnering at events for our brothers and sisters in the community. I always invite this nonprofit to events because I know they put the effort in to make sure veterans are being cared for everyday. Support Southern Crescent Veterans Services TODAY!

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SouthernCrescentVeteranServicesInc 04/15/2021

Good Afternoon TMorman: Making it fun is the name of the game and paying it forward is our mission.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

This wonderful organization adopted ten of our National Guard families in support of our annual Tammy S. McEver Christmas Assistance Program. Our Christmas Assistance initiative assists our GA National Guardsmen who may be unemployed or under employed with providing Christmas gifts for their children. Due to COVID-19 our donations from other community organization were much lower than previous years. SCVS allowed us to put a smile on the faces of more than twenty children.

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SouthernCrescentVeteranServicesInc 04/15/2021

Good Afternoon VRWaters: We are excited to help our Veterans and their families and we are looking to do more for the members of the Georgia National Guard, so just let us know how we can partner now.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was such a pleasure to be a part of the Christmas toy distribution program with SCVS,inc. I’m looking forward to participating again next year. If you’re looking for a a volunteer spot, this is it. Thanks for the opportunity SCVS.

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SouthernCrescentVeteranServicesInc 04/15/2021

Greetings Tyjohn02: We are only great because of VOLUNTEERS like you, so please stay in touch as we always have volunteer opportunities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello I am a homeless single 26 year old mother who just recently after 3 years was able to escape a very physically and mental domestic relationship. My child’s father I thought this man was the love of my life but hurt me more times than I can remember.me and my 2 year old son left 2 months ago now and have been homeless ever since. Not to mention with covid going on this is the worst time to be homeless I work a part time job and work 20 hours a week. Which is not very much at all , going in and out of hotel rooms and friend homes I just really am trying to get me and my child a stable home so that we can be comfortable and finally try to live a happy life. This organization has helped me and my son in many ways with Christmas coming they blessed my son with so very amazing things I want to THANK THEM SO MUCH ❤️

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SouthernCrescentVeteranServicesInc 04/15/2021

Greetings CM0822: It was a pleasure to assist you and your son during your time of need. Please keep us posted on the outcome of your new life, and new place to call home thanks to $4,000 grant for housing.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank for you kind work and dedication to our veterans and their children. With their dad being away the suport is greatly appreciated. Your support during this time has been a much needed one. Continue the great work you're doing in our community!!!

9 davidgreen07

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello,
I'm a disabled Army veteran that was recently in a car accident that was caused by a PTSD episode that left me as a paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair and needing a full time caregiver. My fiancé lost her full-time employment due to this, we have been struggling financial for some time. A long with COVID-19 we have had a hard time making extra money to make ends meet. Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc. was able to assist us with our rent to keep us in our home and prevented us from losing our home. We are extremely thankful for the assistance that was provided to me and my family.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to say a heart-felt "Thank You" to MSgt Baisden with the Southern Crescent Veteran Services organization, for her acts of kindness. She has done a tremendous job and are always willing to lend a helping hand. The world needs more people like her, that genuinely care about others and are willing to assist them in their time of need. She worked very hard in helping my family and I get our electric bill paid, that was due to be disconnected due to my losing my job. She is also assisting me with trying to secure another job. I salute her and pray God's blessings upon her and her family.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello
My name is Phillip E Chancler Sr . I'm currently in the Texas Army Reserves , 35 years serving my country and taking care of veterans and people abroad.
Southern Crescent Veterans Services helps all veterans past , present , future .
I donate and contribute to Southern Crescent Veterans Services helping our veterans in time of needs . Southern Crescent Veterans Services impacts veterans by helping with family , finance , education , healthcare issues .
Southern Crescent Veterans Services is the future for our veterans . I wake up everyday knowing that a veteran he or she and their families are in need . I'm proud , and honor in helping veterans 24 / 7 .

6 La'Tasha G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love all the great work you-all are doing in the community!!!! Your dedication to our veterans is needed and greatly appreciated!!!

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the founder of another non-profit (Bettie Brand Mothers' Empowerment Fund), I can say we have had the honor and pleasure of supporting an outstanding veteran who oversees the Southern Crescent Veteran Services--Master Sergeant (Ret.) Baisden. Time and again she has demonstrated her immense talents and energy in helping other veterans from this fine group by taking them to doctor appointments (in a car donated by us) and healing fishing trips, as well as organizing various fund raising events for veterans and their children. As we have followed Ms. Baisden's success, so have we been impressed with the organization for which she works. The Southern Crescent Veteran Services does great work with and for veterans. Bravo.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Numerous challenges during this transition!! Hunger was ongoing!
Me and my daughter felt a better sense of comfort once we were connected with this nonprofit!!!

So glad they heeded the call!!

6 Danny Ellyson

Board Member

Rating: 5

For many years, the American people have worked tirelessly to identify ways to welcome the constant flow of our Soldiers home. Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc. has developed a personal approach to meeting our warrior's needs upon their return. We have often found Veterans homeless, jobless, or fighting to understand where they fit in the society that they once called home. At SCVS, every Veteran can be assured that our team will go to the end of the earth, to ensure your best transition back home. Welcome Home Warriors!

- SFC (Ret) Danny Ellyson | Board Member

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Master Sergeant (Ret) Baisden is the best at providing valuable information that gets results, not frustration \uD83D\uDC4F and dead end leads. If I had million dollars \uD83D\uDCB5 I would donate $200,000 to them to continue their mission of taking care \u2764 all Veterans.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great place to enjoy fishing with other veteran who has ptsd, tbi and other medical problems, we meet new and old veterans we can stay calm here

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been past due on my Ga power bill due to lack of work because of Covid-19 . I reached out to Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc and they stepped in to help without hesitation. I reached out to them and within a week they paid my bill in full to help me avoid disconnection and keep my power on during hard times. What a amazing company that helps veterans in times of need. I appreciate Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc for all their services and what they stand for. Thank you, I am so grateful.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Southern Crescent is the FIRST group to say what they mean and mean what they say. They are not only active with local schools, but they are compassionate, helpful, and provides exceptional resources for Veterans. As a Vet, I've finally found a place to reach out to should I need the assistance, in the meantime I will do what I can to support the group and serve as a volunteer.

Thank you SCVS for ALL that you do! You are appreciated!!!

6

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Southern crescent Veteran Services Inc. Is one of most reliable nonprofits in Ga because it puts people needs about everything else. They show that they care by great thier leadership and thank you for your great example.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Southern Crescent is a organization with leaders that have a passion for the service they provide to like minded individuals that have fallen on hard and desperate times. I support and admire the heart and spirit of this organization.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people a very organized. Everyone is willing to help and help you with a smile on their face. They can improve by having more events because they really bring people together. I would recommend anyone to be a volunteer.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This nonprofit organization works tirelessly to help Veterans and their families in and the surrounding communities to get food, shelter, medicine and emotional support and I have enjoyed partnering with this Organization.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Giving back

6 Kelly A C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recently my husband had 3 strokes, was hospitalized for 3 weeks and upon his return home, I became his caregiver. Unbeknownst to me was how to secure any help, assistance, and support to give him all of the best care he could get. Thank God for Southern Crescent Veteran Services, Inc.! They have been pivotal in connecting me/us to those in positions to further help us. My questions, concerns, and uncertainties were answered and calmly resolved through their relentless efforts. This group of dedicated individuals has been a blessing to and for us.
Thank you for all that you have been to me and my husband...we are thoroughly grateful.
SFC (Ret) L. Creecy and Kelly Randall Creecy

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Becoming a life Coach for the veteran community is an great way to help and assist a great sometimes overlook part of our community with so much to give. A supportive ear, love and care for these individuals can only aid the whole community.

6 Michael Owens

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Marine Corps veteran and someone who has worked with many veteran organizations, I have to put Southern Crescent Veteran Services up there with the best organizations around. Master Sgt. Baisden works tirelessly to ensure that veterans in our community are represented and the organization continuously has innovative programs that benefit our fellow service men and women.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Southern Crescent is an awesome organization that is truly assisting veterans and connecting them with resources.

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of serving with MSG(R) Baisden during the military and now seeing her offering and supporting our Veterans has tremendously impacted our community. She works very hard to make sure veterans are informed and provides countless resources to those in need.



SGM(R) Cendric Olds

9 Mattie Matikka S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my 90 year old father who is a Korean War Veteran had a bad fall several months ago he needed a mobilized wheel chair to get around, Master Sergeant (Ret) Baisden and Southern Crescent Veterans Services Inc found one for him, and delivered it to my home all FREE of charge.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Retired MSgt Baisden and this organization were a true blessing to my family during a very difficult time. When facing homelessness, she stepped in and got into contact with numerous support systems. She even helped get donations together for us at the 11th hour. She continues to reach out to us and send us every new possibility that might help us. We are and will remain grateful for all that was done on our behalf.

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Maurice Bacon, I am a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, my daughter and I came across some hard times at the moment and Ret. Master Sergeant Baisden and the Southern Crescent Veteran Service blessed us with a truck, I am truly grateful of her and of them for helping my daughter and myself with transportation that was truly needed. Thank you all again and many blessings to you all. I apologize for not having any photos, cause I've been busy working but when I get a chance I shall post them, thank you all again, shows me that when I do retire and become a veteran, I know where to go.

9 Silverlining V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Southern Crescent Veteran Services works with other nonprofits like our, to provide services to our Veterans. They are dedicated, diligent and highly effective.

Toni Colley-Lee
Director
Silver Lining Villages

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first hand enjoyed the experience of being a part this program by attending and event in Warsaw, Missouri. The Lead Program Coordinator Mrs. Patrica Baisden ensure that the Veterans feel comfortable and confident. Thank you

10 RADecker

Client Served

Rating: 5

Patricia has been very helpful over the past several months in regards to getting me in contact with the resources that I have been looking for, for the past several years.

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's an exceptional program and more vets should sign up and realize not only all the activities that go on throughout the year, but also opportunities exist to donate time in and around the events to help other vets out when needed.

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great charity organization
Thanks for your assistance and compassion in my time of need

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has been very resourceful in providing insight to tools and events that have been very beneficial, along with fun. It's always great to be brought together with fellow veterans, reuniting with some, and making brand new friends with others. Their services really lift the spirit, and rejuvenate. You won't go wrong by getting involved today.

11 SouthernCrescentVeteranServicesInc

Board Member

Rating: 5

Southern Crescent Veteran Services Inc is helping all Veterans regardless of what city, state, or zip code.

VA Claims, Utility Assistance, Housing, Food & Clothing Programs, and soon Cars 4 Veterans