Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women
who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need.
We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us
are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that
our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in

We know that we are not alone. We are part of an international society of friends united
by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection,
mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule.

Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an
encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are
keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for millions in our
communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and
address its causes.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a
person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the
Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through
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. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those
who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 12 million persons are helped annually by
Vincentians in the United States.

The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless.
No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul:
"Charity is infinitely inventive."
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