Financial Assistance

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. 


Upcoming dates for signups are:

  • September 8, 2020 (Note this is Tuesday because of Labor Day)

  • September 21, 2020

  • October 12, 2020

  • October 26, 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.

Clients are not charged fees for CSBG services.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

520 Crescent Avenue

South Bend, IN 46617


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