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

" “When I was told that my kidneys were failing, the doctor called me back to tell me that I also had lung cancer.” "  See how Floyd Erwin dealt with this with the help of St. Vincent de Paul.

Connect with us

Save the Date!

​Annual Legacy Dinner
Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
More Info!

Become a Monthly Donor!

It's 2016! While other people are making it their resolution to get in shape, eat healthier, or travel, 
make it your resolution to help those in need! 
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.