SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL TRUMBULL COUNTY, INC
SERVING WARREN (OH) / SOUTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY AND NORTHERN TRUMBULL COUNTY
AMOUNT DONATED: $5,944
Society of St. Vincent de Paul has provided daily and emergency safety net services to Trumbull County neighbors in need for more than 90 years. In most cases, SVdP is the only organization providing that service in Trumbull County. Our mission is to foster hope and healing for those individuals/families facing financial hardships. SVdP provides a hand up to those struggling by providing material, financial, educational, emotional and spiritual support as needed. Our primary goal is to make certain that, while we provide for those most vulnerable in our area, each neighbor we serve is treated with dignity and respect.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $10,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
1. Daily Meal Service: Hot, home-cooked meals provided curbside carryout each day. SVdP now averages more than 300 meals each day. We also provide dozens of daily meals for area mental health agency clients living in temporary housing.
2. Food Pantry Services: With four area food pantries, we distribute hundreds of weekly food boxes as well as emergency food boxes to those facing food insecurity.
3. Sleep Soundly Mattress Voucher Program: In 2020 SVdP launched this program to ensure that those living in poverty had access to clean, factory-fresh bedding. In its first year, the program provided more than $24,000 in beds for hundreds of area neighbors in need. Resources for this initiative are depleted and the waiting list for beds is several months long as we are the only agency providing this service in the community.
4. Emergency Housing: As more area residents face homelessness SVdP is there to make sure that families, seniors, veterans and others are not forced to sleep in the street or car.
6. Furniture Vouchers: For those coming out of safe houses, shelters, drug rehabilitation programs or incarceration SVdP offers the only program to provide furniture and home goods so desperately needed.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
In the past 18 months, SVdP has seen unprecedented demand for all of our emergency programs and services - precisely as we have seen funding sources depleted, hundreds of faithful volunteers shelter in place and have been unable to launch fundraisers or donor campaigns. In 2020, we witnessed a nearly 300% increase in daily meal service and pantry needs with more than 60,000 meals served and thousands of food boxes; SVdP provided more than $24,000 in mattress and furniture voucher assistance to those living in poverty; rent, mortgage, utility assistance requests tripled, and emergency housing & shelter needs have grown exponentially.