COVID-19 Relief Fund
As part of our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, MSV is identifying families and individuals who are most affected due to loss of income. We are asking supporters to make a small gift which will allow us to provide stipends for food and other necessities to be delivered over the next two weeks.
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URGENT // Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
We have an urgent need for volunteers aged 16-59 to pack food as part of our COVID-19 response. Food assistance in our communities is an essential service during the Illinois Stay at Home order. Click below to learn more and to sign up:
A Message from Marillac St. Vincent Family Services Regarding the COVID-19 Virus
Updated March 20, 2020
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is closely monitoring the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and want to acknowledge that the disruption and uncertainty surrounding this situation is rather unsettling for all of us. Here at Marillac St. Vincent, we are focused on how we can best prepare and give support to our children, families, clients, and staff.
Effective on Tuesday, March 17, our programs at each of our centers are suspended and the buildings are closed. At present, this closure will remain in effect through Monday, April 20.
Our food pantries will remain open during regular hours for grab-and-go food distribution to accommodate those in need of food resources—unless we are instructed otherwise by government officials. We are working with the Greater Chicago Food Depository on our options for maintaining an ample supply of food for our pantry guests.
For individuals in the Marillac St. Vincent community who test positive for the Coronavirus, or who have come into contact with any person(s) who have tested positive, we ask that you alert us to the test results by calling Maureen Hallagan at (847) 219-9403.
The vast majority of the parents of our 800+ students are hourly workers. Many live paycheck to paycheck. We recognize that closing our centers affects their ability to work and provide for their families. We are working to identify individuals and families who will be hardest hit by this crisis and have begun the COVID-19 Relief Fund in order to offer direct support where the need is greatest. If you have the means to support this effort with a donation, please scroll to the top of this page and tap or click the button to make a contribution.
In addition, 140 of our 205 employees are hourly workers. All staff, both hourly and salaried, have been assured that they will still be paid through April 20.
Thank you for all you do to support and sustain the mission of our organization. We hope that everyone in our community remains safe and in good spirits as we work collectively to address this public health challenge.