The Mattresses for Friends in Need program is a one hundred percent free two-year-old program for those who cannot financially afford them. Ashley Berken St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marinette Executive Director says, “volunteer home visitors noticed that our neighbors in need did sometimes did not have an adequate bed to sleep on.”



Berken says, “anyone who would like to inquire about the Mattresses for Friends program can contact their local St. Vincent de Paul Conference. We have conferences in Marinette, Menominee, Crivitz, Niagara, and Oconto.”



To apply for the Mattresses in Need program, you must go through your local conference. You can find all conference contact information online at Not only are the contacts available for mattresses, they are also there for clothing and household vouchers, and transportation assistance.