St. Vincent's provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families suffering financial hardship. These services are currently available for residents of St. Joseph County.
A staff member meets with the person in need to determine need and to help make a plan to address that need. Once determined, SVdP is able to offer rent and utility assistance.
Sign-up days for Rent and Utilities Assistance have been taken virtual due to Covid-19. Phone requests for financial assistance will be taken every other Monday, beginning at 9am by calling 574-234-6000 x2. The next date to sign up is June 29, 2020.
You will be asked to leave a message and your phone call will be returned to schedule a virtual appointment. Please answer all blocked calls until you hear from us.
This service is offered on a first come, first served basis, and appointments are available on a limited basis.
When your phone call is returned, you will be asked to provide the following information:
Note from the Trustee’s Office
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 those 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.