In addition to the major categories of help this site features, we offer some other forms of aid to local people in need. Please call us at (608) 257-0919 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays if you need a type of assistance noted below. (Not able to reach us directly when you call? Please leave a clear message with your name and phone number. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.)
We are not typically able to provide assistance with rent, funds for transportation or other direct outlays of money. The majority of aid we offer is in the form of direct material assistance — food, medicine, clothing, bedding or furniture, for instance — to people who qualify. In cases in which financial help is needed — with energy bills, for instance — our assistance to qualifying persons generally takes the form of partial payment to companies owed, rather than giving money directly to individuals.
If you have other questions about the assistance we offer, please contact us at (608) 257-0919.
“St. Vincent de Paul has helped me in many ways. When my kids were younger and I was working part time, work … wasn’t enough to put food on the table. Coming to St. Vincent I pretty much get about the same as I would get at the store. ... It would be up-to-date products, and I enjoy coming here.”