General Financial Assistance

The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides rent & utility assistance through one-on-one appointments with a financial coordinator who is able to assess the needs of each person served as well as develop strategies to encourage self-sufficiency.

Applying for Assistance:

  • Submit your application online

  • Upload the required documents with your application

  • A staff member will contact you to verify we have received all of your documents and to set up an appointment time


Applications are received and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not submit more than one application.

Please upload your documents with your application.

Required Documentation:

  • Photo identification & proof of address

  • Photo ID/ Social Security Card or birth certificate for each member of the household

  • Current utility bill/rental agreement

  • Substantiation of all income sources for any member of the household including but not limited to these items listed below: 

    • Earnings/ Unemployment Benefits/ Child Support/ SSI/SSDI / TANF/ SS Retirement/ VA Pension/ EITC

    • Note with a Referral from a St. Vincent Conference (if applicable)

Budgeting assistance, job searches & resume creation services are also available by appointment.


These services are provided in part through CSBG funds provided by Real Services, Inc.

Clients are not charged fees for CSBG services.

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520 Crescent Avenue

South Bend, IN 46617

(574) 234-6000