According to Society Of St. Vincent De Paul Of North Texas CEO Michael Pazzaglini,
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of North Texas provides emergency assistance to people in need in the forms of rent, utilities, food, clothing, furnishings, and medications. In addition, SVdP provides systemic change programs that address after-school education, low-interest loans to combat predatory lending, employment opportunities, and free medications to the uninsured, low-income families. SVdP has served more than 60,000 people in the last year delivering over $7.1M of benefit to those most in need. Our conferences, with the help of the nearly 800 volunteer members, are responsible for providing nearly $200,000 a month in emergency assistance, pay for keeping people in their homes, and provide $280,000 worth of food annually, serving nearly 39,000 people.
Our SVdP Pharmacy – the first free charitable pharmacy in the state – is experiencing increased demand, providing our neighbors in need with medications critical to managing chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. Our pharmacy is on track to double the amount of prescriptions filled in 2019. With nearly 30% of Texas families now living without health insurance, we anticipate that the need will continue to grow.
We rely on financial contributions and volunteer support to serve our neighbors in need. To learn more about the Society or to donate, please visit www.svdpdallas.org. Thank you for your support!
* Graphic and photo provided by Society Of St. Vincent de Paul Of North Texas