Mobile County St. Vincent de Paul assistance programs.

The Mobile County Society of Saint Vincent de Paul provides supportive services to low-income, needy families and individuals. The programs will help ensure people receive food, shelter and medical care to sustain their daily living needs. Other services offered include counseling for strengthening the family unit as well as maintaining stability in the home.

Many services have the goal to promote independence for each individual and as a family unit, and Saint Vincent de Paul in Mobile County Alabama will also offer elderly or disabled clients assistance to help them remain in their homes.

Financial help and free items from St. Vincent in Mobile

One of the goals of Mobile County St. Vincent de Paul is to either (1) provide families with their “basic needs” or (2) offer clients referrals. The concept of Basic Needs is wide ranging, but the goal is to help the client get those goods, which will then in effect free up their income to pay for other items they may need in their life, whether it is their rent, housing, utility bills, or some other expenses.

In order to do this, the catholic faith based charity agency will give out some or all of the following. Much of what Mobile County St. Vincent de Paul has is based on the generosity of the community though. So people need to donate surplus goods to the charity, or they can donate a few dollars and that money can go towards this form of assistance.

-Clothes, both for winter, summer, fall, and other times of the year.
-Free back to school supplies are always needed, as there is an annual drive in place. Clients may be given notebooks, pens, pencils, shoes, boots, and more.
-Furniture, though some of this may be sold at a low cost. This can be effective for a Mobile County Alabama family who is setting up a new home or apartment.

 

 

 

 

The basic needs category can include much more as well. There are no limits; other than what the donations allow. What this means is that is someone is in need, and they call on the Mobile County St. Vincent de Paul charity for help, the case manager can advise them as to what is offered. Or maybe redirect them. Whether it is clothes, toys for a birthday or Christmas, kitchen utensils, furniture, or something else, the main goal of Mobile County St. Vincent de Paul Society is to help the low income and struggling in Mobile County Alabama.

Economic hardship programs – St. Vincent de Paul in Mobile County works to offer financial assistance to individuals and families faced with a short term crisis. There may only be the possibility of a few dollars worth of short term financial help, but the services can also incorporate distribution of grocery items from the food pantry, clothes from a clothing bank, furniture vouchers for the thrift store and also household supplies.

As with any service, the amount of aid is very limited. Therefore there are often times in which society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Mobile County needs to partner with other area agencies, charities, as well as non-profit organizations. Using the combined resources in Mobile County, economic hardship can include one time mortgage or rental assistance.

The funds can used to prevent eviction and provides relocation support, such as deposit help, as needed. When it comes to energy bills, there may be some funds to cover essential utility and fuel services such as water, gas, electricity, wood and oil. Or find other homeless prevention in Alabama.

End Hunger – Using donations from the public of non-perishable food, money or cash based contributions, infant products such as infant formula or diapers, personal hygiene items, paper products, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, gift cards to area supermarkets and more, the team at Saint Vincent de Paul in Mobile County work to feed the needy. They also try to offer basic needs in Mobile Alabama, such as toiletries.

 

 

 

 

The resources, namely the Food Pantry is available to individuals, the homeless, children and families who need assistance. The goal is to never turn anyone away; every effort is made to help struggling residents.

Apply for help from St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Mobile County

As noted, resources are limited. But they try to help the disadvantaged. For more information, the location is 6625 Three Notch Rd, Mobile, AL 36619. Or call  (251) 661-3908.

By Jon McNamara

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