The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Helping the Homeless

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St Vincent de Paul
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Becky Catino is the co-founder of GigSmart, an on-demand job prospecting mobile application based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Among her charitable activities, Becky Catino currently serves as the board chair of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati.

A nonprofit organization, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides charitable services to those in need. With the help of local supporters, the organization implements various programs to assist vulnerable members of the community, including the homeless.

As per the Cincinnati Family Homelessness Services Study in 2014, 69 percent of families without a permanent residence are turned away from homeless shelters due to full capacity, while 56 percent of families who apply for prevention services from St. Vincent de Paul are rejected due to lack of resources. Yet, the non-profit’s impact is wide-ranging. Each year it helps over 5,000 households with utility and rent payments; 90 percent of those families avoid eviction for up to six months. Donations to the Liz Carter Homelessness Prevention Fund help with bill payments, while St. Vincent de Paul offers long-term solutions such as budget counseling and financial literacy programs, among other resources.

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