The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Help Line
Potential clients (respectfully referred to as "guests") needing emergency, financial assistance or disaster assistance may call The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Help Line at (318) 865-7807, Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Help Line volunteers will collect pertinent information--name, address, phone number(s), the type of assistance needed (rent/mortgage assistance, utilities, food, furniture, etc.), the dollar amount of assistance needed, account number(s), name of person listed on account(s), landlord name and phone number, and any additional information needed in order to provide assistance. At the end of each Help Line session, volunteers will transfer the requests to the St. Vincent de Paul contact for the St. Vincent de Paul Conference that serves the area of each prospective client/guest. Representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences will contact the prospective clients/guests by phone within 72 hours to schedule a home visit to further discuss the client/guest's request. Vincentians, visiting in pairs, visit the home to meet the individual and/or family, discuss how St. Vincent de Paul will assist, and pray with the individual and/or family.
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Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.