Izzy at MTUG recommends 3718 State Street, East St. Louis, IL 62205 There's someone there named Ms. Pat who helps people find work and housing/shelter. This resource is useful because it gives people a place to stay during the day, not just at night.

Assistance Programs:

  • Air Conditioning Assistance: Air conditioning units are provided to Neighbors in Need during the hot summer months.

  • Bridges Program: The Bridges Program is an assistance program resource for Neighbors to move out of poverty.

  • Burial and Cremation: The Society of St. Vincent De Paul works with Calvary Cemetery to provide Christian burials for people and families who have no insurance or material means for a burial.

  • Car Purchase: The Society has created partnerships with various organizations to provide car purchases to help those in need to maintain reliable transportation.

  • Car Repair: The Society’s vehicle repair program will help pay repair costs for eligible and approved clients.

  • Disaster Relief: The Society partners with a variety of community partners such as the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri to help victims access the resources they need in times of declared disasters.

  • Bed Program: Conferences can give a Neighbor in Need a voucher which may be redeemed for a complete bed. Pillows, sheet sets, and bed frames are included, too.

  • Prescription Drug Assistance: SVdP partners with Castia Rx to provide prescription drugs at no cost to those in need.

  • Thrift Stores: Families can find furniture for their home, clothing, bedding, household goods, books, toys and more. Often during home visits, our volunteers discover that a family may not have furniture to sit on, a kitchen table to eat on, or beds to sleep in. In these cases, a voucher is provided to the family, which they can redeem for specific goods in the stores.

  • Utility Assistance: SVdP of St. Louis responds to the critical need of utility assistance for our Neighbors in Need, helping neighbors meet the basic needs of a healthy, safe place to live.

  • Housing Assistance: Help can be provided with rent, mortgage payments, and for some, short/long-term housing needs.

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