Get HelpThe Society of St. Vincent de Paul exists for the purpose of helping people in need.
How May We Help?
We all need a little help sometimes.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul exists for the purpose of helping people in need. The St. Victor SVdP Conference offers a wide range of help with basic needs for local area people struggling with the difficulties of unemployment, under employment, and poverty.
We provide help without regard to people’s religion, race, gender, personal status, ethnicity or age. We strive to honor the dignity and privacy every person deserves.
Types of Help
Our SVdP Conference is a group of volunteers who, in the Vincentian way, provide help to area people and families needing financial help. We operate the Monroe St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in order to raise money and fund our local programs and works.
“No work of charity is foreign to the Society”
Although most assistance requests we receive are represented by the list below, we consider every request for assistance within each individual circumstance and situation.
St. Vincent de Paul, helping people over troubled waters
Help your neighbors in need.
Grow in service, friendship
We provide assistance to eligible residents in the general Monroe and Green County, Wisconsin, area (Green County (WI), the eastern half of Lafayette County (WI), the northern third of Stephenson County (IL), and the far northeast corner of Jo Davies County (IL).
“No work of Charity is Foreign to the Society”
Here are examples of Past Assistance
- Coaching and mentoring
- Clothing, furniture, household, etc.
- Household/personal care items
- Loan of Medical equipment
- Medical/pharmacy bills
- Mobile food pantry co-sponsor
- Referrals to local resources
- Rent/mortgage assistance
- Utility assistance
Note: We do not have emergency housing available
How To Request
Help from the St. Victor SVdP Conference
1. The first step is to obtain and complete the “Application For Assistance” form. The application may also be picked up in person at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Monroe. The store is open Monday-Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-4.
2. Complete the application form entirely.
3. Provide copies of the requested items and documentation related to your request, such as invoices, eviction notices, cut off notices, payroll information, etc.
4. If you will be requesting housing assistance, check first with your county housing assistance office for eligibility of any benefits. If denied, provide a copy of your written denial. Have your landlord complete the Verification of Residence form.
5. If you plan to request energy bill assistance, check first with your county energy provider for assistance available. Available energy assistance resources should be used first.
6. Verify that all forms are complete, all requested information is attached. If applicable, your completed landlord Verification of Residence form must be included with the application. Missing information may delay or prevent consideration of your request.
Once Your Application is Complete
1. After you have completed the application and gathered the requested and related information, call the phone number on the application. After a short phone discussion of your application, an in-person meeting with Vincentian volunteers will be scheduled. The team (usually two volunteers) will set up a time to visit you, usually in your home, to get a better understanding of your situation and needs.
2. After meeting with you and discussing your completed application the team will present your request at the next scheduled Conference meeting. We meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.
3. Our Conference group will discuss your application and decide if and how we might assist you.
PLEASE NOTE: Granting of requests is not automatic and is dependent on factors such as each individual circumstance, resources available and history.
4. During your meeting with the Vincentian volunteers, you will be given instructions on how to obtain your decision from the Conference meeting.