Need Help?

Help Resources

  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

If you are in need of assistance please call 279-8555.

St. Vincent de Paul Society Store hours:Monday thru Friday 12-4, Saturday 10-2 Closed Sunday Shop Phone 277-0051.

  • Pastoral Counseling:

If you are in need of pastoral counseling, you may contact Father Rick Eldred at 812-276-9685.

  • Professional Counseling:

If you are in need of professional counseling, please contact Catholic Charities Counseling.
631 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone 812-332-1262

  • Crisis:

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE / 1-800-784-2433
              1-800-273-TALK / 1-800-273-8255
     TTy: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 or 1-800-252-2873
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1 800 800-5556
Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority: INFORMATION & REFERRAL
(812) 849-4457
     Or 1-800-333-2451Crisis Hotline: 1-888-522-8262

  • Becky's Place Women and Children Shelter:

     Mailing Address: P.O. Box 503, Bedford, IN 47421
     Physical Address: 1108 Fifth Street, Bedford, IN 47421
     Phone: (812) 275-5773

Becky’s Place is a shelter located in Bedford, Indiana for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and moving toward a life of self-sufficiency.

  • Pregnancy:

Hope Pregnancy Center 275-2827

Physical address: 717 Lincoln Ave., Bedford
Mailing address: PO Box 1084, Bedford

  • Addictions:

Alcohol Anonymous in Bloomington: 330-3978 or 334-8191
Outside Bloomington:  1-800-589-8153
Narcotics Anonymous Limestone Area (Bloomington) Phone: 812-331-9767
Adult Addiction Hotline Tel: (866) 558-9817 (7 days 24 hours)

  • Marriage and Family:

Marriage and Family Alliance Resource: Fathers Forever Coalition (812) 545-1061

  • Financial Assistance:

St. Vincent de Paul Society: rent, utility and prescriptions: 812-279-8555
Catholic Charities of Bloomington: 631 N. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Phone 812-332-1262
Fax 812-334-8464

  • The Lawrence County Cancer Patient Service has many services available. 

Contact 812-278-0139 or 812-275-1441 or 812 279 2163 ( 24 hour line )

  • The American Legion Post 250 in Mitchell is here to assist you with the benefits you earned serving our country. We are open to honorably discharged men and women. Contact the post at 849-3727 or 278-1277. Thanks for your service and Semper Fi.



We receive many requests for parishioners to qualify for school eligibility, weddings, or to be godparents or sponsors for the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, and to rightfully enjoy the number of services offered at the St. Vincent’s and St. Mary’s.


Part of that request is to be able to verify that a person is an "active member" of the Catholic Community of Lawrence County.


An "active member" of our Parishes is one who:

• Is properly registered and on the parish roll

• Faithfully attends Mass on Sundays and on Holy days

• Participates in parish activities when possible

Uses the parish envelope system or auto - tithe. While assessment of an inquirer’s status will be made individually by Father Rick Eldred, the above are the main factors that will be considered in making that determination.

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