The st. Vincent de Paul Society is a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to anyone suffering or in need. They offer a lifeline to those in want of food and clothing, financial assistance, medical aid, help with addiction or incarceration, employment and shelter. Emergency Assistance: Families and individuals who find themselves in difficult situations contact the society for emergency assistance. Needs vary from food and clothing and medicine, to transportation or funds to pay utility and rental bills. Those in need should contact their local conference to arrange a home visit or meeting at a conference to discuss ways in which the Society may be able to help. They may also refer to other area agencies with special expertise under particular circumstances. They provide information on private and government support services available. For emergency assistance, please call the closest parish conference or district council office.