What Do We Do?
The St. Vincent de Paul Society directly serves the poor and those in need in our community. Members of the Society (or "Vincentians") are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We believe that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
Why Do We Do It?
Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, Vincentians are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for thousands in St. Joseph County. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes.
How Do We Do it?
The Society offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. Initially, the Vincentian meets with the client in their home. This personalized involvement makes the work of the Society unique. Immediate assistance often involves providing food or other items to meet the client's daily needs. Additional aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.
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Client Services Hours
Hours for WALK-IN assistance at SVDP on Crescent Avenue are:
Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
Wednesday: 10am - 2pm
Thursday: 10am - 2pm
Monthly Furniture Dates
Signup - 1st Wednesday of each month
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pickup - Normally last Friday of each month
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
At St. Vincent de Paul, we offer assistance to needy families in the South Bend Community through food, clothing and furniture assistance, emergency financial assistance, and our Christmas Basket Outreach Program. Click below to read about some of our clients.
Ardedia Hughes and her husband Rickie were recently brought to the St. Vincent de Paul Society by a social worker from Madison Center when their residence was torched in what appears to have been arson.
When Carol Washington had a blackout while working for the College Football Hall of Fame, St. Vincent's helped her.