Home visits are a unique aspect of St. Vincent de Paul's mission. Our Conference Members (neighborhood-based volunteers) visit the homes of those in need to provide emotional support and person to person assistance with the most basic needs — food, shelter, medicine, clothing, and emotional comfort.
"There was a woman with three little children who called for help. We arrived with some food and when we got in there, there wasn't a thing in that house except one beat up old television. I put out the word in my parish that we needed some things. We took two loads including beds for the children's rooms. The children had been sleeping on the floor with no blankets or anything."
— Lee Wenstrup, St. Dominic Conference Member
For those requesting assistance with clothing and household items or bus tokens for employment or medical appointments, walk-ins are welcomed every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Liz Carter Outreach Center at 1125 Bank Street. For help obtaining a state ID or birth certificate, walk-ins are welcome on the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Please bring the following documentation:
- Picture ID, Social Security Cards or a printout for the entire household.
- Proof of income of entire household such as: ADC, SSI, SS printouts or letters. Last two paycheck stubs or letter from employer. Letter from the Unemployment Office or Worker Compensation. If you no longer receive an income you must bring verification such as a letter from your last employer, a letter from the Department of Human Services or the Social Security Office.
- Proof of address, for example a utility bill, lease or piece of dated mail.
- For bus tokens, proof of employment or documentation of medical appointments are required.