Some of the clients of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul include the unemployed, working poor, and homeless. The Clackamas County based agency, which relies on private and public funding sources, will try to meet the needs of the less fortunate in the community. Staff also offer confidential advice, or direct families to a wide variety of emergency assistance programs. The Case Manager or volunteer from a local church will contact the clients to refer them to other agencies for some form of assistance.
Seniors citizens can receive support from the agency. Volunteers will provide them information on various services in the region, some of which are offered by St. Vincent de Paul and some by other agencies. Examples are as follows.
Addressing the needs of the elderly is a priority. The above listing is just some of what is available. Staff can direct clients to many other programs as well, if they are needed.
The low income, when faced with a crisis, can seek help. Once again, some aid is offered directly by St. Vincent, and other resources, such as applications to LIHEAP, are run in partnership with other non-profits. The assistance is for individuals who are meet income guidelines, are financially needy and meet the funding criteria.
Any type of financial help is very limited and comes with restrictions. In most cases, the money is issued directly to the landlord or their energy company, and not to the applicant. So terms of St. Vincent will vary.
Other resources are arranged by St. Vincent de Paul. This will help prevent hunger to address medical needs of the working poor. Other services will prioritize the disabled in Clackamas County.
St. Vincent de Paul of Clackamas County Immigrants Services can provide medical, educational, nutritional and other social services that will meet the needs of the immigrant population across the region. This is designed to encourage farm workers and newcomers to Clackamas County to maintain healthy lifestyles for themselves and their families by addressing crises early on. It is available even if the applicant is facing economical challenges.
Most of the aid is provided by St. Vincent de Paul in conjunction with other non-profit agencies programs and services that service the migrant population when necessary. Some of the assistance for immigrants includes housing assistance, utility bill payment assistance, vehicle repairs & inspections, eye exams and more.
Mediation services is a process in which an impartial third party assists the clients in any type of dispute they are faced with. Whether it is eviction or something else, the goal is to help them resolve their differences without going to court. The process is confidential and it allows the individuals to communicate their problem with the other party to find a solution. It is generally free, and can help clients find an agreement.
The main goal of the society is to help the elderly, handicapped, and economically disadvantaged avert a crisis and regain self-sufficiency. For more details, call the non-profit at 503-235-8431.
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