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St. Vincent De Paul assistance programs Orlando and Orange County Florida.

Several churches as well as hundreds of volunteers work with St. Vincent De Paul, or SVDP, in the Orlando region. Thousands of struggling individuals receive help, including for food, housing, furniture and other needs. Saint Vincent Conferences will also offer referrals and other social services each and every year. They are one of the leading charities in Orange County Florida and also nationwide for that matter.  While the specifics of each parish will vary, and resources are limited, some of the assistance programs include the following.

-Seniors and the elderly can receive home visits or delivered meals or lunches. Care for the elderly is provided by volunteers.
-Housing assistance, including partial rent payments, may occasionally by offered by St. Vincent. This is usually only for those Orange County families facing homelessness.
-Job training and placement is available from St. Vincent, which can lead to self-sufficiency.
-Disaster relief, including shelter, meals, clothing, and water.
-Food pantries may have groceries. Dining halls may serve a hot meal to the elderly, homeless, or low income in the community.
-Thrift stores are open to the general public. They will sell low cost, but gently used furniture, clothing, household goods, and more. Many residents are pleasantly surprised at the selection of clothing items available in women's, men's and children's sizes.
-Other basic needs in Orange County Florida include clothing, school supplies, and assistance with utility costs.
-Home furnishing items may be available at churches or stores. When it comes to furnishing your apartment or home, people will generally only pay a fraction of store prices for tables, sofas, chairs, beds, and large appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers or stoves.

What will usually happen is a volunteer from the Society of St. Vincent will need to visit your home to better understand your needs. After this application process they will try to direct or provide you with resources, including financial aid, to help you deal with the challenges being faced.

In addition to all of that, if the charity can't help you or your family, they will often have referrals to other programs and resources in central Florida. Or get help in applying for government aid. The main mission of St Vincent de Paul is to provide person-to-person service to those who are suffering and in need of help. Dial 407.880.3126 for more information.




Advocacy and case management is offered. The so called Voice of the Poor is offered by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Orange County. Social workers will try to identify those issues that are critical to those living in poverty and need. They will help clients overcome those challenges and work with them to reduce or ideally eliminate poverty in Orange County.

Local contact information

If you need help, then some of the parishes and thrift stores to call in Orange County are below. The fact is that many households are just one missed paycheck from missing a rent payment and being homeless. Or families are one unexpected emergency from being forced to choose between shelter, food, or their medications. St. Vincent de Paul is there to help in anyway they can.

All Souls, Sanford, 407.330.4400
Annunciation, Altamonte Springs, call 407.215.7669
Divine Mercy, Merritt Island, phone number is 321.452.5955
Holy Family, Orlando, 407.481.3223
Holy Name of Jesus, Indialantic, 321.777.9593
Holy Spirit, Lake Wales Florida
Our Lady of Grace, Palm Bay, 321.725.6866
Our Lady of Hope, Port Orange, call 386.767.0572
Our Lady of the Lakes/St Clare, Deltona
Our Lady of Lourdes, Daytona Beach, 386.308.2238
Our Saviour, Cocoa Beach, 321.799.3677
Resurrection, Winter Garden, 407.245.7307
St. Andrews, Orlando Florida, dial 321.319.0063
St. Ann, Haines City, 863.419.4819
St. Brendan the Navigator, Ormond Beach, 386.265.1963
St. Gerard Mission, Edgewater, call 352.245.2458
St. James Cathedral, Orlando, 407.422.2005
St. John Neumann, Lakeland, 863.644.7469
St. John Vianney, Orlando, 407.826.4898





St. Joseph, Palm Bay, 321.768.7882
St. Joseph/St. Matthew, Winter Haven, 863.293.6133
St. Mark, Summerfield, 352.245.4700
St. Mary of The Lakes, Eustis, call 352.483.3500
St. Timothy, Lady Lake, dial 352.753.1455

  • Thrift Store is Apopka is located at 770 South Orange Blossom Trail. Call 407.886.0940.
  • Thrift Store Clermont, 601 East Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711, main phone 352.242.0357
  • The Longwood thrift store is at Longwood Shopping Center. The address is 150 North Highway 17-92 Longwood, Florida 32750, call 321.972.2925.


By Jon McNamara

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