St. Vincent DePaul
St. Vincent DePaul Society is an international Catholic voluntary organization of lay men and women. The vocation of the Society’s members is to follow Christ through service to those in need. Members show their commitment through person to person contact of those in need. No work of charity is unknown to the Society. It includes any form of help that alleviates suffering and promotes human dignity. St. Vincent DePaul serves those in need regardless of religious, ethnic, social background, health, gender, or political opinions. There are many opportunities for parishioners to become involved with the St. Mary Conference of St. Vincent DePaul:
- Visitation of the sick and elderly
- Transportation to Mass, grocery stores, etc.
- Assisting families and individuals in crisis (illness, hospitalization, death) by providing meals, child care and transportation, etc.
- Assisting with conference projects such as the fall clothing drive, or the Christmas Clearing House, collection for Rosemont Center, Operation Rice Bowl during Lent, and various other projects.
- Donations of personal care items for People in Need, and grocery bags (paper only) for People In Need (cabinet located in the side vestibule of church).
- Support through the monthly St. Vincent DePaul collections helps various worthwhile organizations. Meetings, which begin with prayer and guided reflection are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in Kavanagh Hall.
- Please read more about how St. Vincent DePaul Society assists our community
SVdP Parishioner Needs Line: 740-417-3410
With the departure of Sister Cecilia, the process of evaluating the needs of Registered St. Mary Parishioners has changed. Needs will be evaluated by the St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Needs Committee. The committee will meet weekly.
To schedule an appointment with the committee, call the SVdP Parishioner Needs Line at 740-417-3410.
If you would like to get involved with this organization, please contact the St. Vincent de Paul liaison, which can be found in the Parish Guide located on the FORMS page.
Community Resource Contacts
Delaware County HelpLine:
- 800-684-2324 24-Hour Crisis and Support Hotline
- 11 N. Franklin St., Delaware, OH 43015, 740-363-1835
“HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc. is the local, toll-free crisis support and, information and referral hotline for people living in Delaware and Morrow Counties.”
People In Need, Inc.:
- 274 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015, 740-363-6284
“We are a family service agency bringing together and organizing various ways to lend a helping hand to residents of Delaware County, Ohio.” Services include Food Pantry, Emergency Housing Assistance, Emergency Medial and Dental Assistance, and Emergency Services Assistance such as limited utility assistance for those facing disconnection.
Delaware County Department of Job and Family Services:
- Main Office 140 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, OH 43015, 740-833-2300
- Satellite Office 4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015, 740-548-6665
“Partnering with the community, we assist children and adults at-risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; vulnerable individuals; those seeking financial support; employment opportunities, or career advancement.”
Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison, & Union Counties:
“Primary funding programs for the Agency are the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), and Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program (E-HEAP). HWAP provides weatherization assistance to eligible individuals in the form of insulation and draft alleviation to reduce heating bills and safety concerns. The Emergency HEAP provides limited assistance to individuals who are, or are about to be, shut-off from their primary heating source or have insufficient funds to purchase bulk fuel to heat their home. In addition to these major programs, CAO administers Delaware Council for Older Adults, Columbia Gas Warm Choice Program, Housing Trust Fund, Elderly Home Repair Program and various other fund limited emergency assistance program through the administrative support of CSBG.”
- 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, OH 43015, 740-369-4520
“It is the mission of Andrews House to provide a place for hospitality, healing, and education and to advocate for individuals and families in the community. It is a safe place of acceptance, where people meet, learn, find solutions, overcome differences and achieve wholeness.” Services include Ohio Benefit Bank filing assistance for programs such as food stamps, Second Friday free meals, Third Thursday free meals, Weekly Grace Medical Clinic on Wednesday evenings, Computer Learning Center, Interfaith Legal Services clinic third Tuesday evening of each month, and Angel Food distribution.