The Outagamie County St. Vincent de Paul Service Center coordinates support for low income residents, elderly persons and entire families that are struggling. The aid is distributed through collaborative efforts with local non-profits, churches and social service offices. Clients can get assistance in obtaining Food Stamps, Social Security, Medicare, Health Care, Public aid from TANF, and Emergency Assistance for certain bills, such as utility or rent. The staff can also assist families in overcoming their hardship.
There are two locations of this church based charity, and they include Appleton as well as Kaukauna. As part of the application process a home visit will usually need to take place.
Outagamie County St. Vincent Clothing Assistance offers working poor clients, job seekers, and students an opportunity to receive items they may not otherwise be able to afford. The thrift store center may pass out clothes, school uniforms, blankets, coats, winter hats and shoes that have been gently used. This will only be for low income families, such as those from Outagamie County living in poverty. Other residents can shop at the thrift store for gently used items. They will not be provided goods for free.
The request from the applicant needs to note the age, gender and size of the needy individual. If the closet is able to find a match with a donor that meets the description, the contributor will bring the items to the churches that are part of Saint Vincent. Last year, dozens of lower income residents received gently worn clothing that totaled hundreds of dollars.
Funds from St. Vincent churches in Outagamie County are sometimes available through various federal grant programs such as Stewart B. McKinney as a form of homeless prevention. There may also be other emergency financial aid in some instances. Money may be issued to provide one-time assistance to individuals/families to prevent homelessness. Whether someone is behind on their rent and facing eviction, has a loss of electricity and/or a utility disconnect, is fleeing domestic violence, no heat, etc., St. Vincent may be able to help.
There may also be other aid offered. This can include the following.
-Vouchers to pay for a portion of medications for life saving illnesses, such as for children. Or referrals to patient assistance programs (PAP).
-Gasoline vouchers for work.
-Food to stop hunger.
-Outagamie County St. Vincent also links to food stamps, welfare grants, loans for rent and energy bills, and more.
Groceries are available at the Outagamie County St. Vincent free food pantry throughout the course of the year to help needy families meet their nutritional needs. Distribution sites are in Appleton Wisconsin. Eligibility is based on income guidelines for the federal poverty level established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The amount of food allocated to each individual who is eligible is determined by family size. Outagamie County St. Vincent obtains canned and dry goods from the regional Feeding America Food Bank and donations, which also includes produce. In addition, the USDA and local residents donate food.
Outagamie County St. Vincent de Daul transportation can help maintain the independence of senior citizens. The volunteer service will transport older individuals to and from community resources such as medical/dental visits, congregate meal sites, adult day care centers in Outagamie County St. Vincent, pharmacies, and other locations. The benefits of the program will delay premature institutionalization into a hospital or nursing home, as the transportation will assist elderly individuals in maintaining their mobility in the local area.
The two locations are as follows. For details, call for an appointment.
1924 West College Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin 54914. The number is (920) 739-1679.
Another St. Vincent site is at 217 East 2nd Street, Kaukauna, WI 54130. Telephone - (920) 766-9221.
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