Fulton County Ohio St. Vincent De Paul assistance programs.
The Saint Vincent de Paul of Fulton County is a local resource based in Wauseon. While most of the financial assistance and free material goods are for Pettisville, Wauseon, Tedrow, anyone can apply for help or shop for low cost goods. Everything from rent help to winter clothes, food or hot meals, counseling and other support is offered.
Volunteer Vincentians will help SVDP meet is goals. They screen applications, may visit people in their home to assess their needs, and give referrals. Whether food, housing, information on social services in Fulton County Ohio, resources are arranged.
Low cost or free material goods
Volunteers also help “man” the Fulton County St. Vincent De Paul thrift store. Donors from across the region (both Fulton county and nearby areas) give back to the community. They may donate gently used household items like beds, clothing & furniture, cribs, electronic, etc. for the thrift store to sell at a reasonable price.
The location is strictly volunteer driven. It depends on people to work at the cash registers. Or there are people too that may be stocking the sales floor, cleaning the store, and in general helping out customers and maintaining the overall function of the center.
The money raised from the sales at the store is what in effect generate funds to help this community. It allows Society of Saint Vincent to assist those in need by offering food, financial help, and more. The generosity of the donations to the store, as well as volunteers, is alive and allows support to be given to people in need.
St. Vincent De Paul Wauseon and Fulton County also helps feed the hungry. This can be done in many ways. There are free boxes of non-perishable or canned groceries from a pantry. Also, hot meals (such as breakfast, lunch, or dinner) may be served from time to time. There are also referrals to Feeding America hunger prevention programs and the USDA. The homebound in the Fulton County Ohio area may also have free food brought to them by Vincentians who volunteer.
Emergency financial aid from SVDP in Fulton County
There is financial aid as well as time-limited cash payments to for bills and other costs. Any money paid out by St. Vincent De Paul Wauseon is made to third parties, including utility companies, moving companies, landlords and Fulton County child care providers. Rent help is critical, and grants are only issued as long as such payments help the family stay in or acquire permanent, sustainable housing.
The non-profit church based charity offers funds to offer as community based grants to very low-income families (including veterans and the disabled) who are either trying to transition into permanent housing or to retain their present housing. The non-profit operates a variety of supportive services and programs for eligible veterans and their families.
Fulton County Society has a goal of helping the most vulnerable. This means the jobless, seniors, disabled and children (among others) can often get limited rental or energy bill assistance. There is also a focus on stopping hunger or homelessness. Some medical support can be arranged too for the sick. Or if someone needs financial resources to improve their “prospect” in life, such as work clothes or gasoline for an interview, that can be arranged too.
Applying to SVDP in Fulton County
There are a few locations in the county. However, the primary Saint Vincent Society Church is in Wauseon. The primary address is 1205 North Shoop Avenue, Wauseon, OH 43567. For details or information, call 419-337-4536. Even if aid is not available, there are referrals to other low income assistance programs as well as the thrift store for shopping.