In October 1882, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul became a reality in Evansville, Indiana. Since then, the organization has grown in many ways, but most importantly, in how it serves the people of our community. Like all nonprofit organizations, we rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers who graciously give of their time, talent and treasure to further the mission of the Society.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.