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WHO WE ARE

WHAT WE DO

Founded in 1833, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics, following Christ’s call to serve the poor, the suffering, and the deprived.

Our founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit. Through these visits, Vincentian members establish personal relationships with our neighbors in need, not only providing material assistance such as rent, utilities, food, or clothing, but also offering friendship, understanding, and prayer.

An essential principle of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of our neighbors in need. In addition, the Society recognizes that it must assume a role of advocacy for those who are marginalized or voiceless.

OUR COMMUNITY

Our heart is big and St. Vincent de Paul Sauk Prairie does our best to assist everyone, however, most of our services are limited to Sauk Prairie, Roxbury, and Lodi residents. Should you live outside our outreach area, we may be able to offer you a more local resource.  

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jacquelyn Murphy, President

Helen Campbell, Vice President

William Campbell, Treasurer

Tamara Vande Hey, Secretary

Jerome Keller, Member

Roman Maier, Member

Robert Pfaff, Member

Jarrod Vande Hey, General Manager

WHY SUPPORT US?

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Many reasons!  All items donated to St. Vincent de Paul Sauk Prairie location stay at our store. Along with that, the profits from our store remain in our community, assisting local people in our area.

 

Here’s a small list of services we have provided in the past year:

  • Rent Assistance

  • Gasoline Cards

  • Taxi Vouchers

  • School Supplies

  • Short-Term Motel Stays

  • Utilities

  • Furniture

  • Clothing

  • Baby Layettes

  • Medical Loan Closet items (walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)

In addition, here’s a list of other programs that we help support:

  • MadCAAP High School Mission Trip

  • Badger Honor Flight

  • Community Action Coalition

  • The Hope House

  • Sauk Prairie Head Start Program

  • Sauk Prairie Food Pantry

  • Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner

OUR COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

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Community Resource Center
1906 North Street
Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

Phone Number:  (608) 644-0504

The St. Vincent de Paul Community Resource Center, established in 2001, is home to many different charitable and non-profit organizations in the Sauk Prairie community.  For more information on the programs listed below, please call (608) 644-0504 and listen to the menu options.

Deborah Johnson, LPN, Recovery Coach, and the Director of the Sauk Prairie CARE Recovery Program is located in the upper half of the Resource Building. In addition, you will find the St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic at the entrance of our front doors. More detailed information may be found on our website under the 'PROGRAMS' tab or by contacting them directly. 

In the lower half of the building is where you will find Head Start. This is a federally funded program for families who are income-eligible.  Services are for pre-school children. For additional information, please call 608-643-2788. 

Other groups that use the St. Vincent de Paul Community Resource Center include:

  • My Neighbor in Need – Meetings 4th Friday

  • AA – Meetings: Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

  • NA Meetings: Monday & Thursday

  • WIC – 3rd Tuesday

  • Alzheimer’s Meeting: 4th Tuesday

  • Early Riser AA Group

  • Other groups as scheduled