Helping Those In Need

At the heart of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the home visit with a family in need of assistance.  This is the point of contact in which our members’ passion for service intersects with real struggles in the community via our neighbors & friends.

Get Involved

Are you looking for a meaningful opportunity to give back to the community?  SVdP offers a WIDE variety of volunteer opportunities from assisting at the Food Pantry & Store to becoming a Member (commonly referred to as a “Vincentian”) through your Parish.

Every Dollar Counts – Donate Now

There is no donation too large or small!  Like all nonprofit organizations, we rely on the generosity of our community to bring our mission to life.  We are very blessed to have loyal supporters who give of their time, talent & treasure.

Latest News about SVDP

Ozanam Family Shelter Give Back Day at Azzip Pizza – Westside
Wednesday, February 22

Please join us for the upcoming fundraiser at Azzip Pizza.  All day on Wednesday, February 22, visit Azzip on the Westside, take one of the tickets with you and 20% of sales will benefit Ozanam.   They are also donating 20% of gift card sales!

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16th President General of SVdP Issues Circular Letter

On January 31st 2017, brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16thPresident General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, issues his first Circular Letter which is the means by which President Generals have traditionally communicated directly with members of the Society, beloved members of Conferences, throughout the world. Because of its length, it is suggested that the Circular Letter be divided into two or three parts, each of which could form the basis for a reflection at Conference meetings.

You can CLICK HERE to view/download/print the President General’s Circular Letter.

EWTN Special featuring an SVdP Home Visit
Airs Monday (12/12) & Tuesday (12/13)

On Monday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. EST and Tuesday, December 13 at 2:30 a.m. EST join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people in need by tuning in to the EWTN special, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.”

In this special presentation, join Vincentians in a home visit with a family in need, helping the homeless in a downtown shelter and working with returning citizens through prison ministry.

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St. Benedict Cathedral Conference of SVdP:
Mission in Action

The Vincentians of the St. Benedict Cathedral Conference reported this weekend on their impact in serving the poor in our community.  Conference leaders expressed their gratitude to St. Ben’s Parishioners for their tremendous generosity and support.

Highlights for the St. Benedict Cathedral Conference include:

  • Conducted 446 Home Visits
  • Distributed over $52,000 in direct aid
  • Reached over 1,100 individuals in need within the parish boundary

“[Parishioners who dontated] helped to keep the lights on, the water running, the delinquent rent paid, furnished household goods and met other pressing needs [of those we served]”, stated Deacon Jim Flynn.

If you would like to learn more about how to get involved with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, you can visit different areas of our site or contact us via email –

Friends of the Poor Walk a Huge Success!

Bigger and better means more resources to serve the poor.  The annual event, held September 17th, once again raised tens of thousands of dollars to directly support those in need in our community.

We want to thank ALL of our sponsors, participants and volunteers who make this event possible!  We will have more information to share in the near future.

Bill Finds a Safety Net in SVdP

Bill is a hard-working truck driver who, due to a medical condition, found himself unable to work, without a home, and had to let his family disperse while he got back on his feet.

He was able to seek the assistance of various SVdP services and programs, and his life got back on the road!

Please CLICK HERE to read Bill’s SVdP success story!