St. Mark the Evangelist
Plano
SVdP Web Page

Help Line 972-423-1877

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Council Web siteCouncil Web Site
St. Mark the Evangelist Parish Web Site
SVdP Council web pageSVdP Council Web Page
ParishPlus web pageParishPlus Web Page
SVdP web page for public use St. Mark SVdP Pages
SVDP Frederic's E-Gazette Web Address of E-Gazette
Dallas Conference MapDallas Conference Map
MLP web pageMini Loan Program Web Page
Emergency loan guideEmergency Loan Guide for Advocates
     Database
St Mark SVDP Database Case Management System (CMS)
SVDP database - member SVDP database for members
SVDP database - owner SVDP database for owners
File Upload Transfer file from PC to Web site
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Database tutorial Tutorial in PDF format
   
     Resources
Resource BookSEAS Resource Book in PDF format
Assistance Center of Collin CountyAssistance Center of CC in PDF format
Eviction Prevention ProgramCity of Plano Homeless Prevention Program
Samaritan Innclients can call: 972-632-1290 ext 231 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm
Financial Assistance ResourcesFinancial Assistance Resources in PDF format
Food ResourcesFood resources in PDF format
Plain-O HelpersPlain-O Helpers flyer
Tuscany VillasLow cost housing
Spokes For FolksPam Jackson 214-622-3988
Code for 10% discount at Motel 6:CP2JKZUY
     Forms
Client release formRelease form in PDF format
Client interview formInterview form in PDF format
Partial rent payment formPartial rent payment form in PDF format
IRS Tax Exempt LetterTax Exempt Letter in PDF format
Seton receiptSeton receipt in JPG format
Monthly Budget WorksheetIncome and Expenses in XLS format
Financial Survival documentFinancial Survival in DOC format
Expenses ChecklistExpenses Checklist in PDF format
SVdP prayer cardSVdP prayer card in DOC format
     Processes
GuidelinesGuidelines last updated on 8/24/2015
Membership guidelinesNew member guidelines in PDF format
Client processClient process document
Homeless Person processHomeless Person process document
Lead Advocate ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities in PDF format
Home Visit GuidelinesGuidelines for a home visit in PDF format
Home Visit PrayersHome Visit Prayers in PDF format
     Financial Coaching
Money and BudgetWhat is money, why a budget?
Monthly BudgetMonthly budget spreadsheet
Financial PrioritiesWhat are your priorities?
     Miscellaneous
Abandonment to Divine ProvidenceAbandonment in .doc format

     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

 
Home Visit Video
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.