Our Mission 

The Mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to serve people living in poverty in Northern Indiana through programs intended to relieve emergencies, provide support and encourage self-sufficiency.  With over 500 volunteers and associations with 18 Catholic parishes, the Society serves nearly 66,000 residents of St. Joseph & Elkhart Counties annually.

"Let us do, without hesitation, whatever good lies at our hands."

Our Founder,

Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Growing in Faith

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

Sharing Hope

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.

Serving Our Neighbors In Need

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

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

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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.

Our Location

St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph County

520 Crescent Avenue

South Bend, IN 46617


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