The Mission of St. Vincent de Paul:
In the spirit of love and justice, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides person to person services of time, talent and resources to help our neighbor in need.
There are families and individuals who are in crisis and in desperate need of our love and support. They may lack in education, they may struggle with literacy. They may have physical and mental disabilities, they may have prison records. They may be someone just like you and me. The common thread is they are all human beings. Their stories could be anyone's stories and The Society of St Vincent de Paul is here to listen and respond to their needs.
How We Help Those in Need
The Society provides assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis by visiting them in their homes. This personal contact with the poor, suffering, lonely and neglected in their homes is the distinctive character of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Our home visits promote friendship with those we serve and enable our Vincentians to more fully understand the suffering of those we visit and to best assess their needs. The aid we provide most often includes direct financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, clothing, food and furniture, as well as consultation, referral and intervention services. The Society conducts its work while maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those served. Approximately 20 million people are helped annually throughout the United States by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We help anyone in need.
We Need Volunteers
St. Vincent de Paul could not deliver the level of service it provides without hundreds of volunteers. We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to join us in our efforts to help improve the lives of those in need in our community. If you are interested in being a part of our work, please contact Bill Savage 916-967-1229 or come to one of our weekly meetings. We meet each Tuesday immediately following the 8:30 a.m. in the St. Jude Room.