St. William Conference has had the privilege of serving the needy in our parish boundaries for 40 years (1981-2021).
Our conference is able to provide financial assistance to the needy in our area because of the generosity of our faith
community at St. William.
We provide assistance with rent, utilities, and other necessities, which our caseworkers may deem appropriate knowing
that no act of charit is foreign to our Society. It is in listening to the individual stories during our home visits that
determine how we can be of service.
During the pandemic, we were challenged to provide services, but we did manage to overcome these roadblocks.
We have established two special works programs: one was initiated in July, 2014, when we
partnered with the Community Pregnancy Clinic to assist financially challenged Moms, who
were abortion-minded but chose life for their babies even though that choice would provide
challenges. The other program is recent – an outreach to the truly homeless in Collier
County to provide food and needed services to alleviate their difficult conditions and
ultimately guide them in seeking permanent housing.
The charism of the Society is to develop our own holiness through friendship with each other and those we serve and
through that development be able to serve those in need with open minds and hearts. We, as Vincentians, are aware
of our own brokenness, and the need for God’s grace in serving the needy. We consider one of the primary ways
to journey towards this holiness is the shared spirituality and inspiration we receive at our Conference meetings.
Monthly food drives are conducted for the choice pantry located at the Family Assistance Center.
Our conference members man the white “vinnie van” before and after every Mass on the third Sunday of every month.
We are able to
personally thank those, who give so generously to “feed the hungry” through our choice pantry.
Several individuals from the parish volunteer their time to the Meals on Wheels ministry and work in the Thrift stores,
which support the Council endeavors.
We are grateful to our Pastor, priests and parish staff for their ongoing support and encouragement for our ministry.
For More Information Contact:
Joe Hamberger (239)289-0935
Donations may be made to: St. William Conference-SVDP
750 Seagate Drive, Naples, Fl. 34103