St. Vincent de Paul Appleton is a Catholic lay organization that is focused on advancing our mission to end poverty through systemic change by providing person-to-person services to those who are in need. In 2015, we provided over $430,000 in merchandise and financial assistance to our neighbors in need in Outagamie and Waupaca Counties. We help with shelter, food, medical bills, utilities, transportation and other unique requests for assistance. The Society is funded through community donations and its Thrift Stores. The Thrift Stores operate with all donated materials. Most of the Society’s work is done by volunteers who give countless hours to maintaining the stores and distributing financial assistance. 

To learn more about the Society and our mission to provide person-to-person services to those who are in need, watch this video of David Barringer, CEO, National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul (a BBB Accredited Charity). 

Art Taylor sits down with David Barringer of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Mission Services

If you need help

If you or someone you know needs assistance with basic living conditions and expenses, please call us at 920-739-1679 Ext. 4.  We do not ask that you belong to any certain faith community or that you participate in any religious activity in order to receive assistance as we serve all human beings. St. Vincent de Paul Appleton is able to assist residents of Outagamie and Waupaca Counties.  

Voucher Program

We partner with the Catholic Parishes (St. Vincent de Paul Conferences) listed below and many social service agencies to provide merchandise to families and individuals in need. Our partners are able to list what types of merchandise you can receive at our main store at no charge, based on an analysis of your needs. The list might include clothing, bedding, housewares, furniture, etc. Having items listed on the referral form from our partner agencies is not a guarantee that you will receive those items. Voucher Program referrals can be brought to our main office located at 1924 W. College Ave. to be processed Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you have any questions about the Voucher Program, please contact our Next Step Coordinator, Mary Meyers, at 920-739-1679, or email nextstep@svdpappleton.org

Partner Organizations

We partner with over 43 different agencies who are able to refer individuals and families they work with to our Voucher Program if a need is determined. Listed below a few of the agencies that make referrals to our program most frequently. 

1475 Opportunity Way, Menasha
(920) 738-9635

Salvation Army
130 E. North Street, Appleton
(920) 734-3324

Fox Valley Warming Shelter
1928 W. College Avenue, Appleton
(920) 832-1479

If you belong to an organization that serves Outagamie or Waupaca County residents and you are interested in becoming a referring partner agency, please contact our Office and Community Coordinator, Amanda Charais, by email at amanda@svdpappleton.org.

Appleton Catholic Churches with St. Vincent de Paul Conferences:

Sacred Heart
222 E. Fremont Street, Appleton
(920) 739-4157

St. Bernadette
2331 E. Lourdes Drive, Appleton
(920) 739-4157

St. Bernard
1617 W. Pine Street, Appleton
(920) 739-0331

St. Edward
N2921 State Road 47, Appleton
(920) 733-2887

SS Peter and Paul
105 Lincoln Street, Weywauwega
(920) 867-2179

St. Pius X
500 W. Marquette Street, Appleton
(920) 733-8568

St. Therese Church
213 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Appleton
(920) 733-8568

St. Thomas More
1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton
(920) 739-7826

Most Precious Blood New London
712 S. Pearl Street, New London
(920) 982-2346

Sacred Heart Manawa
614 S. Bridge Street, Manawa
(920) 596-3323

St. Mary Magdalene
N2845 Shadow Road, Waupaca
(715) 258-2088