Local and Government Resources during this Pandemic

If we can help guide you or answer questions, please contact our Society of St.Vincent dePaul  at 407-215-7669 or by email: svdp@annunciationorlando.org

Local and Government Resources

Food Assistance

Second Harvest food pantries 5 miles from Altamonte Springs

Government Programs and Financial Help

8.2020 RECENT UPDATES ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 

SEMINOLE CARES INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION PORTAL SUSPENSION. Due a significant response for Seminole CARES Individual Assistance Program, Seminole County will suspend the application portal for new applicants at 11:59p.m. today, August 28, 2020. The portal will remain open for individuals with existing profiles to complete and submit their applications through Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59p.m. The portal suspension will allow staff to sort and begin review of submitted applications in an effort to expedite the approval process for eligible applicants. The Seminole County Board of County Commissioners remains committed to assisting all qualifying applicants; if funding is not exhausted, the Seminole CARES Individual Assistance application portal will reopen to consider additional applicants. The portal suspension is not applicable to the Seminole CARES Small Business Grant program. Please note, the Seminole CARES Individual Assistance and Small Business Grant portals will be unavailable while the site undergoes maintenance from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00p.m. through Wednesday, September 2 at 10:00a.m. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN EXISTING PROFILE: Applicants who have not logged in to the Seminole CARES Individual Assistance Portal to create a profile and begin their application have until 11:59p.m. today, August 28, 2020 to register their email address, verify the email address (an email will be sent which will require the applicant to click the authentication link), and begin the application at least through Step 1 (selecting qualifying criteria and clicking submit). IF YOU HAVE A DRAFT OR PARTIALLY COMPLETED APPLICATION Applicants who log into the portal and see “draft” listed as current status have until Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59p.m. to upload all supporting documents, provide all required information and fully submit their application. If the application status is listed as “submitted” before 11:59p.m. on September 4, there are no additional requirements. If the application remains in “draft” after 11:59p.m. on September 4, the application will not be submitted for consideration at that time. IF YOU HAVE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION Applicants who log into the portal and see “submitted” as current status require no additional actions at this time. All applications received prior to Friday, September 4, 2020 at 11:59p.m. will be reviewed. FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT The Seminole CARES Individual Assistance support hotline can assist applicants with additional questions, Monday through Friday, 8:00a.m. until 6:00p.m., at (877) 330-1818.

Annunciation Conference of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will be hosting its annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run.

Due to COVID-19, our walk this year will be virtual. All participants are invited to say a prayer in support of all our friends in need at 9am(recommended) on Saturday, September 26th. As a sign of solidarity and unity, each participant will walk or run in their own neighborhood starting at 9:05am(recommended). Any walk or run length is acceptable, but the recommended distance is a 5K (3.1 miles)

To show your support, please take a selfie/group photo of your walk and submit to svdp@annunciationorlando.org for possible publishing in the bulletin and on our website.

We encourage you to honor the patron saint of our Society,
St. Vincent de Paul (whose feast day is September 27th),
learn more about the Annunciation Conference (visit www.annunciationorlando.org/svdp) and support the Parish Food Drive (see page 8).

Thank you for coming together virtually this year and we will see you next year!

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The familiar and encouraging words of our Lord in St. Matthew’s Gospel…”For I was hungry and you gave me food,  I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” (Mt 25: 35-36) are at the heart of what we do as Vincentians.  With the generous support of our parishioners here at Annunciation Catholic Church and that of other community partners, we are able to help many who need material and spiritual support in our community.  These needs continue to increase as we see a decrease in the role of government and continuing economic hardship for many.

We are truly grateful for your contributions time and treasure.

In need of assistance?  Please contact our Society of St.Vincent dePaul  at 407-215-7669 or by email: svdp@annunciationorlando.org

MAJOR OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY PROGRAMS

OUR CONFERENCE – We are part of a national and international organization of volunteers which served more than 14 million people worldwide in 142 countries last year.  Our membership consists of 35 active, 52 associate, and 282 contributing members here at Annunciation.

OUR MISSION – Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by  offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

CHARITY AND JUSTICE – The Vincentian calling is to serve the needy and advocate for justice.  As in Jesus, fully embodying the love of God and bringing justice to the poor are inseparable realities.

Local Conference Outreach

  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Micro Loan Program – opportunity to secure a small bank loan to pay for a vehicle repair/replacement, medical expenses, home repair, predatory payday loan, etc.; client receives financial guidance, improved credit rating while repaying on a borrower-friendly loan provided by Fairwinds.
  • Remington Tutoring Center – providing after school tutoring in a local hotel where families who are displaced from permanent housing reside; provided summer program o educational enrichment; partnering with other non-profits to provide programming such as Crock pot cooking classes, guest speakers, small group support for single mothers; exploring the opportunity to provide the framework and tools to truly address poverty effectively—from identifying and removing barriers to assisting and empowering individuals and families to achieve their life goals, art workshops
  • Tech Support for Seniors – help the residents of Horizon Bay assisted living facility connect electronically with family through emails, Skype and other means possible; we hope to help those who want to reach out to family members through computer technology achieve that goal through loving, patient support.
  • Pathways to Care – providing a hot homemade breakfast for residents of several Saturdays a month.
  • Seminole County Jail – Providing weekly catholic prayer services to men incarcerated
  • Walk for the Poor – annual event to bring awareness of the poor’s needs to the community; 3K walk/run on campus, music, food, fun with a guest speaker;

District Council Outreach

Jail & Prison Ministry- providing support for newly released citizens who have been engaged with us 18 months before release; we provide housing at Fr. Ennes Village: employment assistance, emotional and resource support; recipient of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops initiative/grant to investigate the re-entry process, community support and barriers; leading the “ban the box” campaign that has been adopted by several cities in the central Florida area

Operates 3 Thrift Stores: provides free items to those in need such as clothing, furniture, etc ($80,000 of free merchandise given away last year); offers a place to find quality items for a reasonable price giving dignity to purchasing for yourself.  If you would like your donation picked up, please call SVDP through the toll free hot line number 1-888- 986-4483.

 Locations:

  • 770 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703; 407.886.0940 (next to St. Francis of Assisi)
  • 601 E. Highway 50, Clermont, FL 34711; 352.242.0357 

National Vehicle Donation Program
Cars are donated to someone in need locally or sold and the proceeds donated to the conference designated to benefit those they serve.

“Go to the poor and you will find God”
St. Vincent de Paul

HOW YOU CAN HELP –  You are welcome to attend our meetings and get involved in the active life of the ministry.  We typically meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in the Cultural Center at 7:00 PM

Click here for a copy of the the resource card information that we had put in the nutrient/compassion bags 

Contacts:
Robert  407-215-7669, svdp@annunciationorlando.org
Lynda  407-215-7669,  svdp@annunciationorlando.org