Through the generosity of the people of North Alabama our conferences are able to distribute food and provide financial assistance to help families meet the basic needs of people struggling to make a fresh start.
Last year Vincentians spent 54,308 hours of service in helping our neighbors in need. We helped 24,161 people in Jackson, Marshall, Madison, Morgan, Limestone, Lawrence, Colbert, Lauderdale and Cullman Counties, providing $1,045,050 in total assistance with $681,000 for rent and utilities and $363,648 in food assistance.
Vincentians visit our neighbors need in their homes and help prevent homelessness through rental assistance and help with utility bills.
Home visits are the basis of the Society. We currently have 323 Vincentians actively involved in providing help to those in need in north Alabama.
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.