In Giving, We Receive

What do we do?

The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides hope to neighbors in need in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties by distributing assistance in the form of food, clothing, furniture, rent/utility assistance and educational programs.

​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.

Meet Our Families

​The Gallegos Family was experiencing a number of health issues and was having trouble making ends meet. Learn how St. Vincent de Paul helped them.  

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Coming Events



Christmas Program Sign-up

Monday, October 24th to Friday, October 28th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
520 Crescent Avenue, South Bend, IN

​Meijer's Simply Give initiative

​Because of you and Meijer's Simply Give initiative this year, we were able to raise more than $5,000 for our Client Choice Food Pantry. We are truly blessed by the support of each and every person who made this possible.  Your generosity will ensure that our neighbors struggling in poverty will not go hungry.  Thank you.

Become a Monthly Donor!

Let 2016 be the year that you make a resolution to help those in need on a regular basis! Your automatic monthly gift will provide resources necessary to serve at risk individuals in our community.Your gift will support one of our many programs and will improve the life of an individual struggling in poverty.
Want to learn more about the Jubilee Year of Mercy? ​Click here.
With your help, we served
more than 65,000 individuals this past year!

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Hours for walk-in food and clothing assistance at St. Vincent de Paul 520 Crescent Avenue are:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dates and times for furniture assistance signup are:
1st Wednesday of each month at Vinnie's on Bendix
​10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.