Last year SVdP Chicago was able to help over 88,000 people with utility bills, rent, food, transportation, and medical expenses thanks to the generosity and hard work of our Chicagoland Vincentians and dedicated supporters. Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are responding to a significant rise this winter among those we serve for food, clothing, and housing assistance.
After falling behind on her rent due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, a single mother of 5 children reached out to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago. Her five-day eviction noticed had just been served and she had nowhere to go if she lost her home.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago was able to offer rental assistance to ensure this mother that her children would not be homeless. We also were able to give winter clothing, diapers, and the gift of hope.
SVdP Chicago was fortunate to be able to meet Lisa, Lonny, and Richie (left to right) and have the opportunity to give the basic necessities to help them make their new living accommodations a home, via our Orland Park Thrift Store and voucher system.
SVdP Chicago, through the works of our dedicated volunteers, offers over 33 local food pantries through Cook and Lake counties. Vincentians are there to help feed all who come to us and work diligently to offer a nutritious and variety of grocery items.