St. Vincent de Paul Society to provide services to the poor at downtown site
January 12, 2020 (OMAHA, NE) – The St. Vincent de Paul Society is planning to transform downtown’s Holy Family Parish into a center of pastoral services for the poor.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a volunteer organization with over 700 members and 34 parish-based chapters.
Society volunteers make home visits to those in need to provide person-to-person services, utility assistance, housing and transportation needs, assistance to the almost homeless, hungry and unemployed. The Society also operates four Omaha thrift stores and a food pantry.
The Society will continue to offer emergency food and clothing at the Holy Family site. It will also provide government benefits screening, job search services, income tax assistance, Bridges out of Poverty classes, cooking and nutrition classes, and access to the performing arts for working poor.
The new and expanded use of the church property will mean a merger between Holy Family at 17th & Izard and St. Frances Cabrini Parish at 10th &William. Holy Family has 40 members, and St. Frances Cabrini has 600 parishioners.
Deacon Marty Smith, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 402-689-4800
Deacon Al Aulner, Parish Coordinator, Holy Family Parish, 402-669-1714
Rev. Damian Zuerlein, Pastor, St. Frances Cabrini Parish, 402-934-7706