Mission Statement 

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County serves people living in poverty in Northern Indiana through programs intended to relieve emergencies, provide support and encourage self-sufficiency.

Our Values


We are a community of volunteers, growing in faith through our person-to-person service to those in need.


We provide food, clothing, rent & utility assistance, life skills and self-sufficiency courses to residents of St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.


We believe that our greatest task is to help our neighbors in need by honoring their dignity and by teaching the skills to attain self-sufficiency.

Our Programs

  • Home Visitation

  • Food Delivery 

  • Walk-in Pantry

  • Clothing & Household Goods Distribution

  • Sweet Dreams Mattress Ministry for Children

  • Rent & Utility Assistance

  • Micro-Loan Program

  • Needs Assessments

  • Resume Building

  • Job Searches

  • Bridges Out of Poverty:Getting Ahead Classes

  • Financial Foundations Courses

See the Legacy Fund Raiser presentation

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Click the image above for information and to adopt a family this year.

See more about what the Society is doing to assist others during the pandemic!  

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

Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

520 Crescent Avenue

South Bend, IN 46617


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