Society of St. Vincent de
St. Joan of Arc Parish Conference
61 Canal Road
Orleans, MA 02653
The St. Joan of Arc Parish Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Annual Report - January 2018
(Fiscal Year October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017)
Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has focused on
three areas during our 2016-2017 year: Emergency Assistance, Food
Programs, and St. Joseph House (formerly known as the NOAH Shelter),
and the Soup Kitchen in Provincetown (SKIP).
The board members
of our Conference wish to express their gratitude for the tremendous
cooperation and generosity demonstrated by the parishioners of St.
Joan of Arc Church, without which our efforts would have been
fruitless. The officers also wish to express their gratitude to the
more than 200 active, associate, and contributing members who do
much of the necessary work. Members of our parish donated over 1,748
service hours to the organizational activities and charitable works
of the Society during the past year.
ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IN NEED –Twenty-three
volunteers, known as Advocates, have provided immediate relief and
counsel, in confidentiality, on a person-to-person basis. The
conference has assisted close to 200 families, disbursing in excess
of $46,000 for shelter, fuel, utilities, medical, auto related and
other needs. In addition, 45 two-day food packs and 49 Stop & Shop
food vouchers were distributed. Volunteers donated over 380 hours
to these programs. In the last few years, several Vincentians have
been trained internally or have attended Cape and Islands District
Ozanam Formation classes in September.
(2) FOOD PROGRAMS –
Over 130 volunteers have processed almost 2,800 items of food and
personal products valued at almost $30,000 for distribution to our
less fortunate neighbors. More than 600 Thanksgiving “Two Day Packs”
were distributed to those in need on the Lower Cape. A spring
donation of $2,200 was provided to the “LCOC” (Lower Cape Outreach
Council) Main Pantry to assist them in bulk procurement of food.
(3) ST. JOSEPH’S
HOUSE (formerly the NOAH SHELTER) – PROVINCETOWN SOUP KITCHEN
(“SKIP”) – LOWER CAPE LUNCH (“LOCAL”) –
More than 100 volunteers donated over 1200 hours to prepare and
deliver over 720 meals to the Hyannis NOAH shelter for the homeless
serving seventy clients and over 486 mid-day meals to “SKIP” which
serves about more than 80 individuals. Support group members also
collaborate with other churches in volunteering at the “LOCAL” lunch
Over 350 gifts were provided in our community for children in
families who have been assisted by SVdP in the past year, and for
the St. Joseph House (formerly the NOAH Shelter), SKIP, A Baby
Center, Children’s Place, Orleans Elementary School, Angel House,
and LCOC’s “Santa’s Toy Stop” clients. Volunteers devoted over 40
Conference has provided $3,000 in assistance to Vincentian
Conferences, foreign and domestic, that lack resources. Your
generosity allows our Parish Conference to "twin" with two foreign
SVdP Parish Conferences in Colombia and Kenya and with our diocesan
twin, St. Vincent dePaul Parish in Attleboro.
Housing With Love
Our Parish Conference made a contribution of over $10,000 to the
Cape-Wide Vincentian’s “Housing with Love Walk” District Housing
Fund to assist with client housing needs.
Recovery at Canal
House (CDP-COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP) –
We provided support for appropriate housing for working individuals
in recovery from substance abuse, in addition to a $1,000 cash
As a Habitat for Humanity Covenant Church, our March Harvest Sunday
donations provided $5,000 for the work of Habitat in our community.
We again provided manpower and logistic help for LOCAL, SKIP,
ST.JOSEPH HOUSE (formerly NOAH), CapeAbilities, Cape Cod Children’s
Place ($4,000), Homeless Prevention Council ($3,000) and Food 4 Kids
(a summer food program for eligible children in our communities
If you need
assistance, please call our HELPLINE – 508-255-8080.
If you would like
to help us, please call our HELPLINE, leave your name and telephone
number and we will contact you. New volunteers are always needed and
This was the fifth
year of our participation in the SVdP Car Donation Program.
This year no cars were donated to benefit our Conference. Flyers are
available at all of the doors to the Church. Call this telephone
number 1-800-322-8284, or go to
Our funds have been
provided through generous donations from you, our parishioners, on
Harvest Sundays, Holy Days of Obligation, and through the poor boxes
in conjunction with the generosity of Father John.
Thank you for
helping us to help others,
The St. Joan of Arc Parish Conference
of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul