ST. Vincent de PAUL SOCIETY
 CAPE AND ISLANDS DISTRICT

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international lay organization of men and women whose members function in Catholic parishes throughout the Cape and Islands as Conferences to assist the needy of their respective regions.

Our parishioners support our Conference by donating food for our pantry and being very generous with financial donations.  These donations allow us to help folks with utility bills, rents, mortgages, medical charges, car repairs, food and other emergency need where they need assistance.

Our Conference consists of 14 advocates, 14 associate members and a spiritual director.  It meets once a month to review what has transpired during the past month.  We are required to make a home visit before we help with a financial request.  People needing assistance must call our hotline (508 385-7582) to see if they qualify and a phone monitor will forward the call to an advocate who in turn will contact the client.  We network with other agencies within our area.

Our Conference gives out holiday food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas to allow clients to enjoy the holidays.