Residents of Whitfield County that need a little financial help, maybe baby formula, food from the St. Vincent De Paul pantry, or referrals can stop in to the center. The staff do their part to make the challenges faced by a struggling household a little easier. Case managers provide free, confidential advice and support to people.
The aid is for individuals that are in a crisis and that are not positive how they will buy food or pay a bill this month. The Society of St. Vincent De Paul in Dalton is available to help people from all sorts of backgrounds with housing, food, and more. They may provide funds or loans, help immigrants obtain documents or ID, and also offer referrals to other charitable and government resources.
The local parish is part of St. Josephs church, and this St. Vincent charity operates both a food bank and thrift store. They are client choice set ups, so give families the ability to shop for what they need and make choices on their own. Whether it is a certain type of food, clothing, bedding, school supplies, personal hygiene products or other necessities, these two resources empower residents.
The emergency food pantry helps clients meet their dietary needs by providing supplements once per month to the needy. Furthermore, each year during October and November, the Whitfield County St. Vincent De Paul sponsors Operation Turkey, a program that distributes free Thanksgiving meals to a number of county residents.
St. Vincent De Paul of Whitfield Emergency Assistance Program is available on a first come, first served basis for people that have submitted all required documentation, and that have been approved for a grant. The service was created to provide very short term rental assistance, a small supply of food, utilities, household products, work attire, etc. for individuals and families. The applicant will need to be residing in Whitfield County. In some cases, financial help is also for transients or immigrants who are experiencing a financial crisis, or maybe they need identification to help get them on the path to stability. All policies and registration procedures will need to be met.
Anyone seeking assistance needs to have a crisis beyond their control. In addition, St. Vincent De Pau of Whitfield County Georgia can of course not meet all of the demand on their own, and they also can't screen all applicants. Therefore the church partners with agencies such as the Salvation Army as well as Social Services to administer the funds from the Emergency Assistance Program.
A safe and healthy learning environment for children, along with other related services such as a small snack, is for families living in poverty who might not have an after-school alternative or who maybe can't afford to pay for it.
Whitfield County St. Vincent De Paul coordinates and refers clients very affordable after school care for children. The various parts of this program include tutoring, small meals, math sessions from volunteer teachers, academic monitoring and family assistance.
Parents will also take part in this learning environment. Whether the child has one or both adults in the home, the entire family needs to participate in an effort to emphasize the importance of educational achievement. After all, programs from groups such as St. Joseph church can only do so much, and it is really up to the parent to create a stable learning environment for students of all ages.
In addition to the on-site thrift store, a couple times each month, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul provides guests and families living in poverty with free hygiene kits. The boxes may contain soap, shampoo, lotion, razors, feminine hygiene items, toothbrushes, diapers and so on. This service will always depend on the community, and the agency is in need of donations for this resource.
Other goods are sold at the family store for a low cost. This is a place for Dalton Georgia residents to turn to for everything from clothing to winter attire or furniture.
For more information as well as referrals from St. Vincent, which is part of Saint Joseph church in Whitfield County, dial (706) 278-3107. The primary location is 968 Haig Mill Lake Rd, Dalton, GA 30720.
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