The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an organization of lay Catholic men and women whose mission is to grow spiritually by helping others who have lost their way. Those individuals who are destitute, deprived, or in some need of assistance are given our friendship and our spiritual and material support to help restore their dignity and their hope for the future. We embrace all works of charity and justice and make no distinction in those we serve.
Members, known as Vincentians, do this through voluntary person-to-person contact. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society so unique. Vincentians are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. They are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to The Rule.
No work of charity is foreign to the Society. It includes any form of help that alleviates suffering or deprivation and promotes human dignity and personal integrity in all of an individual's dimensions.