The Society of St. Vincent de Paul seeks to advocate on behalf of the poor and  to discover the root causes of poverty in order to remedy its effects. Although affiliated with the Catholic Church, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps people in need regardless of their race, religion, age, or background.

What does the St. Dorothea Conference do?

We do our best with the resources available to us to provide financial and material assistance, and/or emotional and spiritual comfort, to help people facing all sorts of difficulties. The most common types of assistance provided include rental and utilities assistance, but no work of charity is foreign to the Society.

Occasionally, we are able to give in-kind assistance. Whenever possible, we try to recommend additional sources of assistance available in the community. The main sources of food assistance in the Eatontown area are provided by St. Dorothea Church food pantry and the Eatontown Food Co-op (see links in the Resources Section of this web site).

How do we do it?

Calls to our help line are screened and we determine whether an in-person visit is appropriate. Help is not provided without an in-person interview and a documented need. We will help by paying a rent or utility bill, but we will not provide cash assistance. If we cannot offer appropriate help, we try to recommend other sources of assistance in the community. We maintain the confidentiality and dignity of our callers and of those we serve.

Who do we help?

Individuals and families located in Eatontown, NJ and Shrewsbury Twp., NJ within 07724 zip code area

Individuals and families located in Tinton Falls, NJ south of Sycamore Ave. within 07724 zip code area only

Individuals and families located in Oceanport, NJ east of Oceanport Ave. and north of Route 36 only

(See link to the area St. Vincent de Paul locator map provided in the Resources section of this web site. The interactive map identifies the boundaries of local areas served by St. Vincent de Paul Society Conferences and Catholic Social Concerns Ministries.)

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