Several resources are available in the greater Washington and Beaver County Pennsylvania region. Most of the assistance is available by the Society of St. Vincent to residents who have referrals. While the programs will vary by church and available funding, it may be possible to receive help for basic needs such as food and clothing. Some limited cash assistance may be offered in a crisis as well.
Good Samaritan of Ambridge may offer direct aid to the needy and low income. The location has, among other things, a food pantry for groceries and hot meals. Programs are offered for senior citizens in Beaver County, including outreach and referrals. Call 724-266-6565 for information on this St. Vincent de Paul affiliated charity.
Christ the Divine Teacher is located in Chippewa Township. This location will offer support and guidance. Call 724-846-7540.
St. John the Baptist works with both Catholic Charities and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Volunteers and staff will provide dinners for the homebound in the community. Some other items available may include clothing, transportation, and assistance for the homeless. Baden, PA, call 724-869-2280.
Monaca Pennsylvania based St. John the Baptist offers a number of additional resources. They include, but are not limited to, a free food pantry. Special holiday meals may be distributed during Easter and Christmas to the homebound and children from low income families. They also serve meals and may rarely have limited financial help for bills/housing. Call 724-775-3940 for information, including referrals and other support.
All of the St. Vincent DePaul affiliated churches rely heavily on donations and volunteers, so please contribute either money or surplus items, such as clothing or food, if you can. The St. Vincent affiliated parish offers help to the needy, including direct financial assistance for heating bills or rent. They accept collections of clothing, winter coats, and boots and will then give them to the needy. Other assistance includes bereavement ministry as well as elderly outreach.
St. Titus works with many non-profits, including the Beaver County Office on Aging. Together they distribute vouchers for the elderly every June in church hall. Special holiday assistance programs are available too, including food baskets and maybe toys for children. This will depend on donations. St. St. Vincent church also works with charities such as the Ladies of Charity. Staff may also have information on public assistance and self-sufficiency resources, including housing resources. Call the Aliquippa location at 724-378-8561.
Washington County Pennsylvania families can turn to one or more of the following Saint Vincent locations.
St. Alphonsus, which is based in McDonald and can be reached at 724-926-2984, runs a food bank and clothing closet. The location has a St. Vincent de Paul collection bin. Other services available for the working poor include referral, direct aid to needy, and elderly outreach. Volunteers and others are committed to helping the less fortunate, unemployed, and people who are struggling.
Ave Maria is another local church in Washington County Pennsylvania. It runs a twice-monthly soup kitchen in partnership with the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of America. Volunteers and staff from this Society of Saint Vincent location also take part in visits to shut-ins to assess health and living conditions and bring them hot meals. Another assistance is may limited and can include clothing, blankets, personal hygiene items and maybe limited financial assistance for basic living expenses. Bentleyville and Ellsworth residents are supported. Call 724-239-3591
Saint Hilary of Washington Pennsylvania can be reached at 724-222-4087. The charity offers referrals, second hand collections, and also a bereavement ministry. They also work closely with Catholic Charities on social and emergency assistance issues, including housing and homeless prevention. Food, groceries, and much more may be available as well. Call them for intake.
St. Mary of Cecil can be reached at 412-221-1560. They accept donations of goods and then provide them to low income families in the county.
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal runs a clothing closet and food bank. The church also provided goods to the Washington County women's shelter, and this can include clothing, toys for children, and more. Special holiday and Christmas assistance programs are administered as well, including winter coats and gifts for children and students. Basic medical checks ups can occur at a health center too, with referrals to specialists provided if/when need be. The center is located in Meadow Lands and call 724-222-1911 for intake.
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