What we do

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. 

Working through 10 conferences


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. 

Vincentions provide for the needy


  • Home Visits
    Visits to families requesting assistance
  • Food Pantry
    Available for immediate food needs
  • We Care
    Monthly food baskets for the needy
  • Homebound
    Visits to shut-ins
  • Financial Assistance:
    Help with bills – heating, rent, prescriptions, paying off high interest payday loans, etc.
  • Vouchers
    For furniture and clothing at Thrift Store
  • Transportation
    Help with transportation for those needing wheels to get to work or need auto repairs


  • Housing
    Assist in obtaining permanent housing, finding contractors for needed repairs
  • Medical Care
    Assist with medicine costs
  • Prison Ministry
    Prison visits, comfort of families of those in prison
  • The Unemployed
    Help finding job openings, resume preparation
  • Disaster Relief
    Work with area Disaster Coordinators 
  • Disaster Distress  Helpline     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services  Administration (SAMHSA's) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7,  365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional  distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

           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.

  • Prayer with Clients
    Bringing spiritual comfort to those hurting
  • Thrift Store
    Operate thrift stores  in Huntsville and Florence
  • Referrals:
    Refer clients to professional agencies or charities that deal in special areas of need
  • Special Projects