134A W. Allegan Street directly on the parking lot on the west end of downtown Otsego. The office and food pantry is now one block west of the main traffic light in downtown Otsego, directly behind the WIC State Agency office and clinic.
► St. Vincent de Paul Ministry received an average of 17 requests per month for financial assistance during 2015.
► St. Vincent de Paul Ministry provided $18,870 in heat and power, fulfilling 107 requests during 2015.
► Fifty-three requests for emergency housing assistance Totaling $10,100 were filled in 2015.
► Water and phone were covered for 9 requests during 2015, amounting to $1,478.
►Three medical/dental bills were covered for $360.
►Auto/gas requests amounting to $400 were fulfilled for 11 requests.
►Miscellaneous requests totaled $1,749 during 2015.
Emergency financial aid may be available for the following.
□ Housing □ Medical/Dental □ Auto
□ Utilities □ Home Repair □ Other
Requests for financial assistance require completion of a form. Applications are received during office hours and submitted to our Board on Thursday afternoon for decisions based on available funds, organizational guidelines, and other factors. Clients are notified of decisions as quickly as possible.
Assistance is provided by household even if multiple families or unrelated adults live at the same address. Payments are made directly to a utility company, landlord, etc. For some requests it may be necessary to contact additional agencies, landlords, utility companies, etc., to verify information or make payment arrangements.