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Beds and Furniture

No one should be without a bed

To help you get a good night’s sleep

A good night’s sleep can make all the difference in the world. You’re rested, wide awake, ready to take on the day. Sometimes, though, that’s not always possible. We know. Every week we receive hundreds of applications for beds assistance. That’s why St. Vincent de Paul created the Bob and Sylvia Rahe Mattress Fund—to provide a mattress, box spring and bed rail set to neighbors who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor.

How to Get Help

Those requesting help with a new bed should contact their nearest St. Vincent de Paul Conference, or call our Help Line at 513-421-0602. Please be prepared to leave a detailed message and receive a return call.

The following documentation is required:

  • 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.

Each family receiving help with a bed is personally visited in their home by SVDP’s network of neighborhood-based volunteers.