Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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Our Mission:

A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.

Everyday Needs

Oftentimes on their home visits, Vincentians encounter individuals and families without sufficient food, clothes, beds, utilities, and medication. Through our various Assistance Programs, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul can provide people in need with the basic necessities for living.

  • Bed Program
  • Medication Assistance
  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance

Emergency Needs:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is here to help those who need immediate assistance in emergency situations. Natural disasters and unexpected tragedies often leave people without homes, funds, and support. The Society offers aid to people with nowhere else to turn.

  • Disaster Relief
  • Burial and Cremation

Extraordinary Needs:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul goes above and beyond to serve our Neighbors in Need. On top of everyday and emergency needs, we also provide large-scale and long-term services that greatly impact those who need them. Some of our programs help with housing, car purchases and repairs, home repairs, education, and legal services. During home visits, Vincentians are introduced to the needs of their neighbors and then proceed to help provide the necessary resources and services.

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Become a Vincentian:

Our volunteers are called “Vincentians.” Vincentians are made up of people of all different kinds of backgrounds, occupations, incomes, and ages. Vincentians are at the heart of the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. 

All Vincentians possess an awareness that our blessings (time, talent, and treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. Vincentians respond to the call of our Patron Saint, St. Vincent de Paul, by working face-to-face with those in need to change lives for the better.

Over 190,000 men and women in more than 90 countries worldwide call themselves Vincentians. Vincentians are based in conferences or chapters. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul believes that “no work of charity is foreign to the Society.” Vincentians in various conferences help people of all religious backgrounds in different ways, whether that be in housing, clothing, food, transportation, prayer, or companionship.

In St. Louis, more than 3,400 men and women work every day in neighborhoods throughout 13 area counties to offer friendship and service.

We see the face of Christ in those we serve.

If you're interested in becoming a Vincentian, please contact us at (314) 881-6000.



~~A Catholic lay organization, leading women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering.~~