Mission: The society of st. Vincent de paul, district council of pensacola-tallahassee, is part of a worldwide organization of lay catholic men and women who are committed to live and grow in their christian faith through prayer and personal involvement in charitable works. The society's mission is accomplished through parish and community-based groups called conferences (volunteers) and programs called special works. The society's work includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, while correcting the conditions that cause them.
Programs: Providing assistance to the indigent through volunteer services, lodging, food, transportation, utilities, medical expenses and operation of thrift stores.
operation of alford-washburn shower and laundry facility for the homeless.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Pensacola-Century is dedicated to helping the poor and homeless in the community. There are a number of ways in which this is accomplished.
By providing low cost items such as clothing, furniture, household goods, etc in our 4 thrift stores, we enable our customers to furnish their homes and cloth their families. In times of crisis, such as fires, evictions, etc. we will provide free merchandise with love and hope. These clients are screened so that we make the best use of the donations given to us.
Our Alfred-Washburn Center for the Homeless provides food, showers, laundry facilities, I.D.'s, mail drop and local phone service for the homeless.
Our two food pantrys are providing food to hundreds of men, women and children each month.
Our local conferences provide financial help such as rental and utility assistance and food.