St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc.
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The St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1978 and is dedicated to eliminating the root causes of homelessness and hunger in the Greater Waterbury region. The Mission is designed to make a positive difference in the lives of the homeless, hungry, and mentally ill through professionally supportive relationships with caring adults, in order to assist them in achieving their highest potential of wellness and independence and move them from poverty to an economically viable standard of living. The Mission has established a network of programs that are designed to address each cause contributing to, or allowing a person or family to become homeless. Homeless Resource Service Center & Emergency Shelter: (The Shelter) With 126 beds, it is the largest shelter in the State of Connecticut. An average of 80 single adults and eight families with children find refuge at the shelter each night. Soup Kitchen Program: The Soup Kitchen prepares and serves over 145,000 cooked meals each year; an enormous benefit to a community population that otherwise has few options. A Food Pantry: is located in the Soup Kitchen and provides bagged groceries once a week for the poor – an equivalent to nearly 100,000 meals each year. Thrift Store: The Thrift Store operates six days a week and provides clothing, household furnishings, and material needs for the poor. A caseworker is available to assess the individual needs of the clientele. Supervised Living for the Chronically Mentally Ill: The program currently has 78 clients, including an eight-bed group home. Society of Service: The Mission provides basic living skills services to 8 individuals and 4 families who live independently in their own apartments. Affordable Housing: The Mission constructed and currently manages sixteen (16) units of affordable housing for poor working families.
Purchase food and paper goods including plastic dishes, and eating utensils, paper towels, also toilet tissue, personal hygiene items, sanitary needs, soap, towels, socks, pajamas, school uniforms for the children staying in the shelter. Purchase cleaning and laundry supplies. Other basic needs associated with the shelter and soup kitchen operation.
114 Benedict Street
Waterbury, CT 06706