During this time of uncertainty, St Vincent de Paul is dedicated to doing our very best to continue to serve our community, particularly those who are most vulnerable.
We are adapting our daily work to practice social distancing, as directed by federal, state and local agencies. This unprecedented, ever-escalating time requires us to shift our service model from one that primarily utilizes a volunteer labor force and personalized face-to-face service to one that can meet basic needs while also best maintaining social distancing in order to protect the health of our neighbors, volunteers, staff and the collective community.
We are continuing to fill free medications with our charitable pharmacy. The Thrift Stores are closed until April 1st.
We are monitoring the situation closely and will update protocols as needed. We are grateful for your understanding, care and partnership as we adapt and respond to community needs. Thank you for supporting our mission of serving those most in need.
Some questions you’ve been asking:
Do you still need volunteers?
We’re limiting the number of volunteers at this time to protect the health of our those we serve, staff and volunteers. There will be some volunteer opportunities for specific needs as we adapt our program procedures.
What else do you need?
Monetary donations are needed at this time, as we continue to keep services in operation, modify how we serve and prepare for the need that is coming. We know that the need will significantly increase in the coming weeks and months as families cope with income disruption and require rent and utility assistance, additional food support, etc., to help us prevent additional homelessness in our community. With your help, we will do everything in our power to continue to meet the needs of neighbors in our community.
How else can I help?
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been serving North Texas for nearly 65 years. We have weathered many storms, and with the support of our community, we fully expect to weather this one as well. Let’s not forget that we are in this together. While we can’t be together in close proximity, we can continue to be together in the spirit of compassion and care for one another. Those qualities live on whether it’s a phone call to check in on an elderly neighbor or sparing a few dollars to feed a child out of school. Each small spark of generosity ignites hope and adds to greater community impact.
Thank you for believing in our mission and for demonstrating your kindness, partnership and generosity in creating the world we all want to live in. Remember to take care, stay strong and keep faith that together we will see this through.