Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago

Cab Ride to Wellness

A simple phone call made all the difference

St. Vincent de Paul Chicago is transforming lives one person at a time.An elderly couple has received assistance from St. Vincent de Paul in a variety of ways over a number of years. Getting around and making ends meet is difficult for them as well as putting food on the table. There are health issues as well. When our Vincentian volunteers deliver food monthly, they always ask how are things going and how are they feeling.

Upon one of the visits, the wife was crying as she told the volunteers about her husband's illness and her inability to get to the hospital via public transportation. Given her medical issues and inability to get to the hospital, the volunteers called their conference treasurer.

Between the treasurer, volunteers and a local cab company, they were able to arrange payment and transportation so she could be with her husband as he recovered from his illness.

Her husband is now home and doing well. A few simple phone calls allowed this client to be with her husband in their time of need.

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