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What Vincentians Do

  

  1.  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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Vincentians visit our needy neighbors in their homes and help prevent homelessness through rental assistance and help with utility bills. 
  4. 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. 

An SVDP Conference Food Pantry

An SVDP Conference Food Pantry

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Vincentians provide for the needy

  

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


SVDP Free Pharmacy in Biloxi

SVDP Free Pharmacy in Biloxi

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Additional Information About the Society in the USA

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

SVDP Council of Biloxi

SVDP Council of Biloxi