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At the very heart of St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky’s mission is to help those in need.

No work of charity is foreign to our members. Through home visits, we strive to provide assistance.

  • Help provide rent and utility assistance.
  • Help with food to eat and clothing to wear.
  • Help provide furniture.
  • Evaluate and meet the diverse needs of a diverse population of men, women and families.

Call our Assistance Office Help Line at (859) 341-3219. The Assistance Office is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Click here to access our Directory for Assistance that includes other helpful resources in the Northern Kentucky area.

Food Pantry

Food Pantry Hours and Days

Erlanger: 2655 Crescent Springs Road

Tuesday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • The food pantry will be located in the back of the thrift store at our half door entrance.
  • Please bring your Photo I.D.
  • We ask that you please wear a facial covering, regardless of vaccination status.

Falmouth: 518 Barkley Street

Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Please bring your Photo I.D.
  • We ask that you please wear a facial covering. regardless of vaccination status.

Cold Spring: 3972 Alexandria Pike

Monday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday’s: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Please bring your Photo I.D.
  • We ask that you please wear a facial covering, regardless of vaccination status.
  • 4 people inside the pantry at one time to help with physical distancing.
  • Please wait in your car or outside of the building  if you see 4 people already inside.

Special Programs

If you need any of the assistance listed below please contact Assistance Office (859) 341-3219.

Homeless Assistance Program

This new program provides up to 3 nights in a hotel, food, bus passes and clothing vouchers to a person experiencing homelessness. This program
also strives to connect these neighbors to one of our partners who specialize in helping individuals and families find stable and permanent housing.

Sweet Dreams Bed Program

Many times during our Vincentian volunteers’ home visits, they find children and seniors sleeping in chairs or on the floor. The impact of those conditions is devastating on the lives of children and the elderly as evidenced by the loss of dignity and the loss of the opportunity to develop normally in mind and body. Through the generosity of donors and foundation funding, St. Vincent de Paul NKY provides a twin size bed to children under the age of 16, the disabled, and seniors age 65 and over who do not have the means to purchase a bed to sleep in.

Summer Breeze Program

Many of our neighbors have to fight the heat of summer with no comfort of having a fan or air conditioner to help them. Cash donations made to St. Vincent de Paul NKY for this program are then used to purchase A/Cs and fans and are given to clients demonstrating a medical need for that assistance.

Coat Donation and Distribution Program

With the assistance of Channel 5 and our other wonderful sponsors, every fall St. Vincent de Paul NKY promotes our coat donation program. The wonderful people of Northern Kentucky donate their gently used winter coats at one of our many drop-off locations. These coats are then distributed at our many distribution sites throughout Northern Kentucky.

Food From The Heart Program

With the assistance of The Kroger Company, Fox 19 TV and our other wonderful sponsors, St. Vincent de Paul NKY collects food gifts from our Northern Kentucky neighbors. This food is then given to those in need so they can enjoy a good Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Feed A Family Holiday Program

Through the generosity of NKY businesses and other donors, this program provides holiday meals to families in need during this special time of the year. Families and organizations can donate food items or make a monetary donation to the program.

Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program

Many generous NKY businesses and families participate in this Christmas program. We receive calls from families in need who are looking for assistance with Christmas gifts for their family. We gather details on the children’s age, gender, and interests from the family in need. Then we match the family in need with a generous NKY business or family who will “adopt” the family and shop for their Christmas gifts. This program brings an abundance of joy to families who typically go without gifts every Christmas season.

Vincent’s Angels

Families who are in need of Christmas gifts for their children call into our Call Center starting in November and are put on a special list. We ask families the age, gender, and a few interests of the children receiving the gifts. We ask our generous donors for donations of new toys and/or gift cards for various ages. We make bags filled with gifts, wrapping paper and gift bags for the families in need. The families then are able to choose gifts for their children and wrap and personalize the gifts. Vincent Angel’s is for those who are unable to be on the Adopt A Family list due to space and timing.

Medical Equipment Loan Closet

The purpose of the Medical Loan Closet is to provide temporary assistance to individuals in need of medical equipment when other sources are unavailable. A variety of donated items are offered at no cost for use during your home recovery. Items for loan are shower chairs/benches, transfer benches, walkers, walkers, bedside commodes, canes, toilet seat risers, and wheelchairs. Please call the Assistance Office to check if an item is available.

“No one is so rich that he cannot receive, and no one is so poor that they cannot give
~ St. Vincent de Paul