Holy Family
SVdP Web Page

Warm Line 972.879.5115

     Other web pages
Council Web site Council Web site
Holy Family parish web site
ParishPlus web page ParishPlus web page
SVDP Frederic's E-Gazette web address of E-Gazette
Dallas Conference Map Dallas Conference map
MLP web page Mini Loan Program web page
     Database
SVDP database - member SVDP database for members
SVDP database - owner SVDP database for owners
File Upload Transfer file from PC to Web site
Database tutorial Tutorial in PDF format
     Resources
Resource List Resource List in PDF format
Samaritan Inn clients can call: 972-632-1290 ext 231 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Financial Assistance Resources Financial Assistance Resources in PDF format
Food Resources Food resources in PDF format
LifeSource Food Pantry LifeSource Food Pantry in JPG format
Plain-O Helpers Plain-O Helpers flyer
Tuscany Villas Low cost housing
Spokes For Folks Pam Jackson 214-622-3988
Recycles McKinney Recycle bikes for charity
Code for 10% discount at Motel 6: CP2JKZUY
     Forms
Client release form Release form in PDF format
Client interview form Interview form in PDF format
Partial rent payment form Partial rent payment form in PDF format
IRS Tax Exempt Letter Tax Exempt Letter in PDF format
Monthly Budget Worksheet Income and Expenses in XLS format
Financial Survival document Financial Survival in DOC format
Expenses Checklist Expenses Checklist in PDF format
SVdP prayer card SVdP prayer card in DOC format
     Processes
Guidelines Guidelines last updated on 8/24/2015
Membership guidelines New member guidelines in PDF format
Client process Client process document
Homeless Person process Homeless Person process document
Lead Advocate Responsibilities Responsibilities in PDF format
Home Visit Guidelines Guidelines for a home visit in PDF format
Home Visit Prayers Home Visit Prayers in PDF format
     Financial Coaching
Money and Budget What is money, why a budget?
Monthly Budget Monthly budget spreadsheet
Financial Priorities What are your priorities?
     Miscellaneous

     Income Tax Help

UnitedWay / H&R Block http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes/resources/hr-block
This allows the filer to use the H&R Block on line resources to do their own e-filing at NO COST.
It does require the filer to create an account and enter the appropriate information that would be
required if working with an H&R Tax Preparer at the Local Walmart. Without having actually done
this I expect it is a Q&A format that would walk the filer through the process but it is the filers
responsibility to get it right. One issue with this approach is that the filing is for
basic 1040EZ/1040A and probably will NOT handle Earned Income and Child Tax Credits which would
generally apply to clients with younger (under 18) children and represent a large portion of the return dollars.

IRS Site with links https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers
This site has two links found at the bottom of the page. The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and
AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator allows input of zip code which then brings up services where the tax payer
can go (possibly needing an appointment) to have someone help/do their tax filing. The VITA site brings
up the Assistance Center of Collin County showing the schedule, and the AARP site brings up just about
every library in Plano. It suggests the client be over 50 but I do not believe this is a hard and fast rule.
It also states an appointment is required and provides phone numbers to do so.

On a final note the IRS has clearly stated that any taxpayer filing for Child Tax Credits will NOT be
getting any return payments before February 15th as they have tweaked their review process to reduce
the fraud problems with these returns. Hank Mappes

     Jobs

Children's Health web page

Real Job Openings web page


Important dates:


The following is the tentative schedule for Ozanam Orientations for the fiscal year ending 09/30/2015.


There is now a video of a home visit, but please read the
following before or after viewing the video.

1. Always introduce yourselves as Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Or
if you want to protect the person's privacy if a neighbor may overhear the
introduction, you might say "we made an appointment with you to come visit
today." etc.

2. NEVER provide our LAST name, we only use our FIRST names. If
using name badges, only use FIRST name and perhaps the first initial of
your last name.

3. Never take liberties in someone else's home. We are VISITORS in
the person's home. Upon entering the home, if there are distractions
which may affect the visit, ask if there is a quieter place to talk. If
TV/stereo is loud, always ask the person if volume could be turned down or
if distraction could be turned off.

4. Always ask if there is another place to talk if there are children
present and the person appears inhibited about talking about the family's
struggles in front of the children.

5. Always visit in pairs. The home visit team must consist of at
least one male if visiting a male and at last one female if visiting a
female.

Home Visit Video