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Austin assistance programs offered by Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

A number of churches are part of the Austin Texas Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Services are offered to those who need help, and can include food, spiritual guidance, and possibly even limited amounts of financial assistance for dealing with a crisis. The society will try to help the low income in Austin make it through a short term difficulty, while also helping people gain longer term self-sufficiency.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has as its main purpose the goal of providing spiritual growth and aid through local churches (members). Needy people and families in the community, regardless of their background, religion, or culture, are provided support and a sympathetic ear. When possible, the charity may be able to offer immediate financial assistance for paying for needs such as rent, utilities, cooling bills and emergency other expenses and basic needs. Many of the programs are run by donations, so if you can contribute, please do so.

The Hunger Ministry operates in Austin. Volunteers are part of this program, and they work to provide free or low cost food, meals and other support to the needy and working poor. The volunteers can help educate residents about hunger and available resources in Travis County Texas. They can provide people with information on ways to get help, provide the address and phone numbers of pantries and soup kitchens, and much more. St. Vincent de Paul also partners with many local community outreach programs and non-profits, such as Meals on Wheels, Austin, Leander, and Round Rock food pantries, CROP Walk, Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and Caritas.

Residents with AIDs or cancer can also benefit. The agency can also provide compassionate, practical and emotional support for people who are living with cancer or AIDS. Some of the services offered can include providing transportation, visiting the care partner, shopping for groceries, making phone calls, doing light housekeeping/yard work, and meal preparation.

In general, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and member churches will help people who live anywhere within their geographical boundaries. All information and services are confidential. While the agency will do what they can do help anyone who needs it, always keep in mind that the amount of resources and aid offered is limited.





Society of St. Vincent de Paul locations in Austin and Travis County

9500 Neenah Avenue, Austin, Texas 78717, dial 512-255-1389

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5909 Reicher Dr. Main, Austin Texas 78723 (512) 926-1171
This location will offer basic needs assistance.

Javier Catholic South, San Francisco 9110 Hwy. 183, Austin, TX 78747, main number (512) 243-3603
As available, provides emergency financial and cash assistance with paying for portion of utilities and rent.

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 12041 Bittern Hollow, Austin, TX 78758, call (512) 836-0020
This location provides assistance with bills and emergency needs. This includes prescriptions, rent, utilities, funeral expenses and burial costs, eyeglasses, and medical bills.

St. Austin Catholic Church, 2026 Guadalupe, 2026 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas 78705, (512) 477-1589
Residents of the zip codes of 78703, 78705, 78722, 78751, and 78756 can contact this agency. The church assists with paying rent, prescription, glasses, mortgage payments, rental deposit, first month's rent, prescriptions, food, and utilities.

St. Catherine Of Siena, 4800 Convict Hill. Call 512-550-1560 for basic needs.

St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78757. Main number (512) 419-1667.
Some of the emergency financial assistance can help with rent, utilities, Metro bus passes, rental deposit, mortgage, prescription medications, eyeglasses, single-use Capital, education including cost of a GED test, and more.

St. Mary Cathedral, 910-A San Jacinto Blvd, Austin Texas call (512) 476-3750

St. Paul Catholic Church, 10000 David Moore Rd., main number (512) 280-4460, Austin, TX 78748.
The church offers emergency resources to help pay mortgage, rent, cooling bills, security deposits, and can also pay for medications.




Society Of St. Vincent De Paul Church. Call (512) 451-5121
Families in the Travis County zip codes of 78730, 78731, and 78759 can get help.

St. Thomas Church, 10205 Ranch Road, Austin, Texas 78726. Call (512) 258-1161


By Jon McNamara

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