Mission: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization committed to serving the needs of the poor and to providing an opportunity for those more fortunate to serve others. Founded in France in 1833, the Society has been assisting Arizona families since 1953. Members of the Society seek to help others through person-to-person involvement without regard to race, religion, age national origin or gender.
Our most valued assets are measured in the friends who contribute their strength, compassion and resources toward the Society's mission of enabling the poor and homeless to build for themselves healthy and stable lives.
Programs: Food box and charity dining rooms - in fiscal year 2014 approximately 1. 5 million meals were provided at charity dining rooms in the phoenix metropolitan and northern arizona areas. Another 6 million meals were provided through the emergency food box program. Over 145,000 volunteer hours were provided by individuals and organizations.
thrift stores - donated items are provided to the poor at little or no cost to the customer. Donated items are marketed through 18 thrift stores in central and northern arizona. Those seeking assistance are able to obtain vouchers for free goods based on assessed needs by members of the charitable conferences of the society. Others are assisted by the availability of low cost goods that they may not otherwise be able to afford. The donated goods are diverted from the waste stream and reused or repurposed. The program employees approximately 86 people and the community provided nearly 50,000 volunteer hours during the year. Over $500,000 in goods were provided to those in need during fiscal year 2014.
medical and dental clinic for the poor. Provides over 17,000 patient visits each year. Services include diabetes, oral care, vision services and orthodontia. Local health care professionals provided over 19 thousand hours of care for patients in fiscal year 2014. Value of in kind services received was $1. 1 million. Total market value of services provided is approximately $4. 2 million. Over 19,000 volunteer hours were provided by the community in the medical and dental clinic.
various other programs membership support, conference expense for serving the poor, volunteer services, and special projects. In total, nearly 840 thousand hours of volunteer time was contributed to the various ministries of the society.
Do not donate to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVdP)! Your donations do not go to the basic needs of the homeless. SVdP does not even provide heating in 55° and lower weather, and throws the homeless out on the streets each day for hours. Your donations/government grants go to the Mafia who is Cynthia S. Cynthia S. runs SVdP and murders witnesses who are homeless by systematically breaking down their autoimmune systems to divert from her murdering county employees in the legal profession, and Arizona Dept of Public Safety covers for Cynthia S. so they approve of everything SVdP does!