Homelessness & Those in Poverty

“The poor have much to teach you. You have much to learn from them.” – St. Vincent de Paul

The poor are the people St. Vincent de Paul served so selflessly. It is in this interaction with the poor that we are able to see the face of Christ. Like St. Vincent, we work to help the homeless and those experiencing poverty. We encourage all to open their hearts to the poor and let their hearts see the face of Christ in them.

We also address issues such as housing and hunger in the communities we serve. A home creates a stable environment and is the first step to stability and success in other aspects of life. Once individuals have a stable living situation, behavioral issues can be addressed. It is our mission to meet their needs, whether they need a bed or a home for a safe and stable housing environment.

Not only is it a right for everyone to have a safe home, but no one should go to bed hungry. To reach the community where they live, we have established food pantries, soup kitchens, and food banks in many of our parishes. We have also built a foundation in which the laity continues to build the foundation of support to these missions as St. Vincent did more than 400 years ago.