St. Vincent dePaul Society
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or Vincentians) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to individuals in need. Our members come from all backgrounds, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent, and treasure) are to be sharing with our brothers and sisters in need.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person to person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless and voiceless. Some 12,000,000 persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.
If you are interested in assisting SVDP Conference activities,
please call and leave a message at 239-600-6749.
St. Vincent de Paul Society is deeply honored to serve God's poor. We are grateful for the kindness shown to us by Msgr. McNamara and the parish staff. SVDP sees families here at Resurrection of Tuesdays and Thursdays. We make home visits as needed.
The needs of the poor are overwhelming! We offer prayer when meeting those in need. We assist with prescriptions, rental assistance, FPL, and water bills. We provide food, diapers, personal care items. Our thrift shop provides clothing and furniture. We work with the homeless to provide temporary shelter to give them a hand up to a better life. Please be assured of our gratitude and prayers. Your generous support lessens the burdens of the poor.
Donations are received via contributions to the Poor Box, use of SVDP envelopes during weekly church donations and annually, during the Thanksgiving Mass donations. Please make checks payable to “St. Vincent DePaul Society”.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a charitable organization and donors may deduct contributions under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
If you are in need of assistance
please call 239-600-6749 for an appointment.
Our hours of operation are:
Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
The St Vincent de Paul Society provides emergency assistance to individuals and families in need.
Assistance is provided for utility bills, prescription drugs, clothing and other emergency needs as funds are available. Clients are generally eligible for assistance on an as needed basis, following an interview with a SVDP representative (Vincentian). The society also maintains a small food pantry and emergency food is also provided on an as needed basis as long as supplies are available.
Financial Assistance Eligibility
There are eight St. Vincent de Paul Conferences in Lee County. The Church of the Resurrection Conference provides assistance for those who reside within the following boundaries:
- Northern Boundary: Cape Coral bridge eastward on College Parkway to US 41: continue north along US 41 to Crystal and then east to Metro Parkway.
- Eastern Boundary: Begin where Cystal intersects with Metro Parkway; follow Metro Parkway south to its imaginary intersect with Alico Road.
- Southern Boundary: Begin where Alico intersects with the imaginary intersect with Metro Parkway then west along Alico Road to the imaginary extension of Bass Road.
- Western Boundary: Cape Coral Bridge south to Griffen Blvd., east to McGregor, north to A&W Bulb Road then south to Gladiolus, east to Bass Road and south on Bass Road to Alico Road.
Food Assistance Eligibility
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is staffed 100% by volunteers, your neighbors from within the Church boundaries.
We are anxious to assist you with your immediate emergency needs. On some occasions we may be able to refer you to other community agencies if we are unable to provide help. You are encouraged to contact the United Way phone number for Lee Country 211. They may be able to refer you to other community agencies who may be able to assist you.
The Society is open Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only for food and/or problem assistance. We are located at the Resurrection Church Parish Center. Please call 239-600-6749 for an appointment. An appointment is necessary.
For clients who wish to discuss their needs, our phone number is 239-600-6749 .
Clients requesting assistance should have or bring a photo ID and a copy of their current utility bill, drug prescription or other documents that relate to the nature of their request for assistance.
St. Vincent de Paul was born at Pouy, France on April 24, 1581. He was ordained a priest on September 23, 1600. Vincent devoted himself entirely to the alleviation of the sufferings of the poor, and to that purpose established the Confraternities of Charity, later known as the Ladies of Charity, in 1617. In 1625 he founded the Congregation of the Mission, his community of priests and brothers. With Louise de Marillac, he co-founded the Daughters of Charity in 1633. Vincent died in Paris on September 27, 1660 and was canonized in 1737. Pope Leo XIII declared him patron saint of all works of charity.