What we do.

Through the generosity of the people of south Mississippi our conferences are able to distribute food and provide financial assistance to help families meet the basic needs of people struggling to make a fresh start.

Working through 20 local conferences last year Vincentians spent 9,266 hours of service in helping our neighbors in need. We helped 13,914 people in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Forrest, Jones, and Stone Counties, providing $395,116 in direct assistance offering food, help with rent and utilities, and medical and dental aid. 

Vincentians visit our needy neighbors in their homes and help prevent homelessness through rental assistance and help with utility bills.

Home visits are the basis of the Society. We currently have 160 Vincentians actively involved in providing help to those in need in south Mississippi.

Vincentians provide for the needy:

  • Home Visits
    Visits to families requesting assistance
  • Food Pantry
    Available for immediate food needs
  • We Care
    Monthly food baskets for the needy
  • Homeless
    Help prepare meals/personal hygiene kits for homeless shelters
  • Nursing Homes
    Visits to residents
  • Homebound
    Visits to shut-ins
  • Financial Assistance:
    Help with bills – heating, rent, prescriptions, etc.
  • Vouchers
    For hot meals, lodging, gasoline, bus fare
  • Transportation
    Help with transportation for the elderly, or those stranded
  • Housing
    Assist in obtaining permanent housing, finding contractors for needed repairs
  • Medical Care
    Assist in getting needed medical care
  • Prison Ministry
    Prison visits, comfort of families of those in prison
  • The Unemployed
    help finding job openings, resume preparation
  • Pallbearers
    For funerals of the poor and for small families
  • Disaster Relief
    Distribution center for relief supplies, Meals on Wheels vehicle for disaster area
  • Prayer with Clients
    Bringing spiritual comfort to those hurting
  • Spiritual Activities
    Conference-sponsored parish devotional activities, such as Rosaries, Stations of the Cross, etc.
  • Thrift Store
    Operates a thrift store in Pascagoula
  • Hospice
    Volunteering to provide hospice care
  • Youth
    Youth Groups that perform Vincentian activities
  • Referrals:
    Refer clients to professional agencies or charities that deal in special areas of need
  • Special Projects

For more information of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, visit our national website www.svdpusa.org

Mission

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Diocesan Council of Biloxi, MS, is part of a worldwide organization of lay Catholic men and women who are committed to live and grow in their Christian faith through prayer and personal involvement in charitable works. The Society’s mission is accomplished through parish and community-based groups called Conferences (volunteers) and programs called “Special Works.” The Society’s work includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, while correcting the conditions that cause them.

Vision

“No Act of Charity is Foreign to the Society.”

Motto of the Society

“No Act of Charity is Foreign to the Society."

Vincentians are engaged in numerous diverse activities that help our neighbors. While the main focus of most Vincentians is to help the poor and the needy, any act of charity towards our neighbors is also considered a good work by Vincentians.

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Diocesan Council of Biloxi / P.O. Box 4098 / Biloxi, MS 39531

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