Help for Those in Need in Ellis County


We have been very blessed and humbled by the support of our parishioners in the past and we Thank You for providing the necessary funds to assists us in helping the poor and downtrodden in our community.

We realize that we are living through challenging times and understand the many difficulties that confront us in all of our daily lives. Yet we reach out now, not only to encourage everyone to understand our needs,  but to also participate in a collective effort, in the mission entrusted to us all by Jesus, to care for those in need.

Our only consistent source of income is the 5th Sunday collection. Donations are substantially less and the needs of the people have significantly increased.

Please make a mental note that we are open to joyfully and humbly accept any and all donations (No amount is too small) anytime.

Please address donations to SVDP
C/o  St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

  • Saint Vincent de Paul – Provides financial aid and other assistance
    • Call (972) 938-1953 and select option 2
  • Project Gabriel – Provides help for crisis pregnancies and for new mothers
    • Call (972) 938-1953 and ask for Project Gabriel

Saint Vincent de Paul of Dallas

  •  Saint Vincent de Paul Pharmacy – Provides free prescription medication for those without insurance
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Mini-Loan Program – Provides low interest loans for emergencies or to pay off high interest payday and auto title loans

 Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Dallas

  • Food & Diaper Assistance
    • Food Questions: 1-866-CCD-7500
    • Diapers Questions: 214-526-2772
    • Address: 1421 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75247
  • Disaster Help Line
  • Domestic Violence Hotline
    • 469-460-0348
  • Unplanned Pregnancy Hotline
    • 214-557-5286
    • 469-602-HELP (4357)
    • 1-800-BABY-DUE (National Number)
  • Immigration Legal Services
    • 214-634-7182
  • Eviction Assistance

Community Based Resources by City

  • WaxahachieWaxahachie Care provides counseling, food, and financial assistance to those living in Waxahachie and south Ellis County down to Italy.
  • WaxahachieDaniel’s Den provides emergency housing for up to 3 days.  They also have limited transitional housing for women and married couples for up to 6 months.
  • WaxahachieSalvation Army provides rent and utility assistance and food to those in need.  From June through August they also open their air-conditioned facilities to those needing relief from the heat.  They also have a Boys and Girls Club, but there is a fee for children to join.
  • WaxahachieHealing Hearts Center provides shelter, counseling, and crisis intervention to families experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault.
  • WaxahachieHope Clinic provides a sliding fee discount for health care services to the uninsured, indigent, and under served in and around Ellis County.
  • WaxahachieLegal Aid of North Texas provides free civil legal services to low income residents.
  • MidlothianManna House provides food, prescription, and utilities assistance to the residence within the Midlothian ISD area who are in need.  They also run a resale shop called Heaven’s Attic.
  • EnnisHelping Hands provides food, clothing, and financial (rent/mortgage, and some utility bills) assistance to families in crisis in eastern Ellis County (Ennis and the surrounding communities).
  • Red Oak, Ovilla, and FerrisNorth Ellis County Outreach provides food, utility and rent assistance to people in Red Oak, Ovilla, Ferris, Oak Leaf and Glenn Heights (northern Ellis County).  They run a thrift store to raise funds for their mission.

National Drug Addiction Helpline

  • (888) 633-3239

Texas Department of Family Protective Services (to report senior abuse and child abuse)

  • (800) 252-5400

Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities (to report abuse in nursing homes)

  • (800) 458-9858

Domestic Abuse/Violence (English)