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For more than 150 years we have been providing spiritual, emotional and material assistance on a person-to-person basis to the people of Cincinnati. If you feel lonely, forgotten or are struggling with hunger, keeping your home, clothing your children, getting medicine, we want to help.


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Our Conferences are our most effective weapon in providing help to those in need. More than 1,000 Vincentians are spread around 60 parish-based Conferences, offering a wide variety of assistance to those in their immediate area. They are truly, neighbors helping neighbors. See if there’s a Conference in your neighborhood.

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Food Assistance

Food is a staple of life. It is what we all need to survive. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to come by. That’s why St. Vincent de Paul operates 11 parish-based food pantries throughout Hamilton County, as well as the Ted and Becky Catino Choice Food Pantry in our Don and Phyllis Neyer Outreach Center in the West End.

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Rent and Utility Assistance

Everyone needs a little help now and then. At St. Vincent de Paul, we have limited resources that we reserve for helping pay for overdue rent and utility assistance. For those who have been served an eviction notice, we also administer the City of Cincinnati’s Eviction Prevention Initiative.

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Clothing and Household Items

Clothes wear out. Items break. Sometimes you move and can’t take everything with you. There are a lot of reasons why people need help with acquiring clothing and household items, which is why we offer vouchers to pay for these items for those in genuine need.

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Beds and Furniture

A good night’s sleep can make all the difference in the world. Sometimes, though, that’s not always possible. That’s why we created the Bob and Sylvia Rahe Mattress Fund— to provide a mattress, box spring and bed rail set to neighbors who need a bed.

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Charitable Pharmacy

Medicine is vital to good health. It is also expensive.  As a result, many people who need it but can’t afford it are forced to go without. That’s why our Charitable Pharmacy provides a safety net for those who have no other way to access their prescription medication.


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Other Services

In addition to our regular services, we offer or partner with other organizations to provide a wide range of additional services, all at no cost, including primary care exams, eye exams, dental screenings, haircuts and more.

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Seasonal Programs

Throughout the year, we offer various programs designed to meet the needs of our neighbors at that particular time, including fans and air conditioners in the summer, Thanksgiving dinners, toys at Christmas and more.

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Prayer Requests

In addition to material and emotional assistance, one of our founding offerings is spiritual support. Through the pure and simple power of prayer, you can help yourself or a neighbor in need find strength, hope and guidance.

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Outreach Centers & Conferences

St. Vincent de Paul provides assistance at our two area Outreach Centers as well as through our 56 Church-based Conferences, which are located in neighborhoods throughout Hamilton County.

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Additional Cincinnati Agencies

While St. Vincent de Paul offers a lot of services, we don’t offer everything. Cincinnati has many other nonprofit agencies that provide a wide range of services.

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