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Lucas County Ohio St. Vincent De Paul assistance programs.

A number of churches and volunteers are part of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul charity organization in Lucas County Ohio. They offer various services to the working poor, low income, and less fortunate in the community. Churches and their volunteers offer person to person service, financial assistance, and other support to people in the community. Some of what is offered includes food, clothing, rent and mortgage assistance, utility bill payments, gently used furniture, prescription medicine, transportation, counseling and much more.

The Toledo and Lucas County Council of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the largest organizations in the country. Over 50 churches and SVdP conferences are part of the charity, and they also cover all of northwest Ohio. Other assistance and aid provided may include intervention, case management, consultation, or referrals if the St. Vincent can’t meet your needs.

Food assistance and meals are offered. Almost 100,000 hot meals are distributed per year to families and children in the community. Additional support is offered around the holidays. This can include turkeys at Thanksgiving, food baskets at Christmas, and other seasonal items and clothes. Thousands of struggling Toledo Ohio families benefit from these seasonal (and Thanksgiving) programs each year.

Direct financial assistance is available as well. This is very limited and often relies on donations from the community. Funds can help with one or more of the following.

  • Housing, including rent and mortgage payments. Counselors will also work directly with landlords and banks on mortgage or eviction prevention.
  • Utility payments may be offered to those facing a disconnection. Some money may be offered by Saint Vincent to utility companies and they will also try to make arrangements for past-due bills on your account.

Food pantries can provide canned goods, meals, and other forms of sustenance to hundreds of hungry families per week. The pantries may have free food, paper goods, baby formula and diapers. Most of these items are obtained from donations from individuals and vendors, monthly Sunday collections, and regional food banks in Lucas County.





Basic goods and household needs can be met. This includes clothing, housewares, appliances, and furniture. Some items are sold by thrift stores, and others are provided for free to the needy.

Home visitation is offered by volunteers to those who are disabled or elderly.

Information, referrals, and support is available for dealing with government agencies and non-governmental agencies. Get help in applying for state of Ohio and federal government aid.

Transportation for job interviews, work, or doctor appointments in Lucas County may be available. This can include bus passes for people who need help securing transportation for those who don't own an automobile.

Medical bill assistance may even be offered. Limited amounts of financial help may be available to pay for healthcare costs. Get help with purchasing medicine for those who can't afford it, or maybe sign up for discount programs. However direct funds for paying medical bills is rare; rather referrals are often used. Or clients can learn about resources such as medical bill grants.

Counseling is offered. Speak to a volunteer and get a listening ear and get help arranging for professional counseling services. Social workers can also refer the needy to social service agencies and public resources that can provide in-depth assistance.

St. Vincent and the churches in the Toledo area are committed to helping those in need, regardless of their gender, age, or religion. The programs they offer attempt to answer Jesus' call to assist the needy, clothe the poor and feed the hungry in the community.

Churches and St. Vincent locations in Lucas County

All Saints, 628 Lime City Road, Rossford Ohio, call (419) 666-1693 for intake
St. Aloysius, 150 S Enterprise St, Bowling Green  OH, telephone (419) 352-4195
St. Thomas Moore University Parish, 425 Thurstin Avenue, Bowling Green  OH, dial (419) 352-7555
St. Casimir, P.O. Box 255, Fremont OH, dial (419) 552-0895
Immaculate Conception (Port Clinton), 414 Madison St., Port Clinton OH, telephone (419)7344004
St. Mary Defiance, 715 Jefferson Ave Defiance OH, dial (419) 782-2776
Our Lady of Mercy, 409 E Main St, Fayette OH, main number is (419) 237-2441
St. Patrick, Providence, 14010 US RT 24, Grand Rapids Ohio, call (419) 832-5215




St. Mary, St. Paul, twin with Sacred Heart of Jesus, Holgate 316 Chicago Ave. Holgate  OH, (419) 264-3321
St. Joseph (Maumee), 104 W. Broadway St. Maumee, Ohio, (419) 893-4848
St. Augustine, 210 East Clinton Street, Napoleon OH,  (419) 592-7656
Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Bavaria twin with St. Mary, St. Paul 13779 County Road, New Bavaria OH, (419) 653-4157
Blessed John XXIII, 24250 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg OH, telephone - (419) 874-6502
St. Rose, 215 East Front Street, Perrysburg OH, (419) 874-4559
St. Richards, 333 Brookside Dr, Swanton Ohio, (419) 826-2791
St. Joseph Sylvania, 5373 Main St., Sylvania OH, (419) 885-5791
St. Casper, Wauseon 1205 North Shoop Ave. Wauseon  OH, dial (419) 337-2322
Sacred Heart 509 Oswald St., Toledo, OH, (419) 698-1664
St. Stephen, 1880 Genesee St. Toledo Ohio, (419) 691-1673
St. Thomas Aquinas, 729 White St, Toledo OH, dial (419) 698-1519 for intake
St. Pius X, 3011 Carskaddon Ave., Toledo OH, call (419) 535-7672
St. Martin de Porres 1119 W Bancroft, Toledo OH, (419) 241-4544
Gesu 2049 Parkside Blvd., Toledo, OH, call (419) 531-1421
Immaculate Conception, 434 Western Ave Toledo, OH, main number is (419) 243-1829
Our Lady, Queen of The Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd Toledo OH, (419) 244-9575
St. John the Baptist, 5153 Summit St, Toledo Ohio, call (419) 726-2034 for intake
St. Catherine of Siena, 4555 N Haven Ave, Toledo OH, (419) 478-9558
Most Blessed Sacrament, 2240 Castlewood Drive, Toledo OH, (419) 472-2288
St. Clement 3030 Tremainsville, Rd Toledo, Ohio (419) 472-2111
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2255 Central Grove Toledo  OH, main number is (419) 382-5511
St. Joan of Arc 5856 Heatherdowns, Blvd Toledo, OH , primary phone (419) 866-6181
St. Patrick of Heatherdowns, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd Toledo, OH (419) 381-1540
Little Flower of Jesus, 5522 Dorr St. Toledo, OH  (419) 537-6655
Our Lady of Lourdes, 6149 Hill Ave Toledo, OH  (419) 865-2345
St. Ignatius, 212 North Stadium Road Oregon, OH  (419) 693-1150
Immaculate Conception, (Bellevue) 231 E Center St. Bellevue  OH (419) 483-3417
Holy Trinity, 760 Tiffin St Bucyrus, OH (419) 562-1346
St. Wendelin, 313 North Wood Street Fostoria, Ohio dial (419) 435-6692
St. Joseph, 135 North Liberty St. Galion, OH (419) 468-2884
St. Peter (Huron), 430 Main Street Huron, Ohio (419) 433-5725
St. Paul the Apostle Norwalk, 91 E. Main St. Norwalk, OH main phone number is (419) 668-6044
St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer, (Norwalk) 38 West League Street Norwalk OH (419) 668-2005
Holy Angels, 428 Tiffin Avenue Sandusky OH, call (419) 625-3698
St. Peter St. Paul, (Sandusky) 510 Columbus Ave Sandusky  OH, call (419) 625-6655
St. Mary Tiffin, 85 South Sandusky Street Tiffin OH, telephone number is (419) 447-2087
St. Francis Xavier (Willard), 21 W Perry St Willard Ohio, (419) 935-1149





St.Peter, 104 West First St Mansfield OH, (419) 524-2572
St. Gerard, 1311 North Main Street Lima OH, dial (419) 222-0431 for information
St. Rose/St., John Lima OH, call (419) 222-5521
St. Charles Borromeo, Lima 2200 W Elm St Lima Ohio,(419) 228-7635
St. John the Evangelist, 331 East 2nd Street Delphos OH, dial (419) 695-4050
St. Mary, 601 Jennngs Rd. Van Wert Ohio, call (419) 238-3979


By Jon McNamara

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