About Us St. Joseph Conference, of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, was founded in Marinette almost 100 years ago. The conference provides direct person-to-person service through home visits to families, elderly, disabled or other residents who are in need of rent, utilities, medication, transportation, fuel, or other basic needs assistance. Who We Serve The Conference serves families, elderly, disabled or other residents with limited incomes in our 22,000-population service area of the City of Marinette, City of Peshtigo, Town of Peshtigo, Town of Porterfield, and Town of Grover. We serve our community without distinction of race, creed or culture. Need Help? Call us on our help line at 715-735-9100 Extn 106 Through home visits we provide financial assistance, connection to community resources including mental health resources, and emotional and spiritual support. We have an annual limit of $600 per family. If there are federal or state program dollars available, they must apply for this before receiving our assistance. We frequently collaborate with other local agencies. In addition, we have the expectation that our friend in need will take responsibility to meet the remainder of the costs to secure needed utilities, rent, etc. We are NOT an agency; we are a group of local resident volunteers.
Programs & Activities
Back to School Program: We provide area children living in families of need with school supplies and new set of clothes and shoes for the first day of school
Christmas Gift Basket Program: We provide area children ages 0-19 with Christmas gifts. We also provide the family with a $25 food Gift Card.
Freezin’ 4 Reasons Event: Raising awareness and funding for homeless families in our service area. The funds are used to provide immediate shelter for homeless families, or to ensure shelter for families being evicted or threatened with shut-off of utilities
Friends of the Poor Walk Event: We raise funds to avoid shutoff of water, heat and/or electric utilities for families in need, including disables and elderly