Assessments and Referrals
When you come to St. Vincent de Paul, you can get so much more than a hot meal. You can get lasting help through our two-part Community Assistance Program. First, you can meet our Assistant Director for Community Services (ADCS) Lydia Brewster who works right in the Soup Kitchen. You can be one of the 90% of people who receive assessment and referrals to programs at SVDM and those existing in the greater community. Some of the services include medical attention, shelter referrals, and filling out a universal application for housing. Lydia can be reached at (860) 344-0097 x 18.
More outreach services: Minet Mitchell from Columbus House, one of our community partners is also providing outreach services to our guests who use the Soup Kitchen, Amazing Grace Food Pantry and Warming Center. She is in the dining room during our peak hours, 7 to 1:30. You do not need an appointment to see her.