About Us

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.  During its history it has helped people in need through a Famine, a Civil War, a War of Independence, two World Wars and several economic recessions.
 
Our focus is on practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens.
  
In addition to providing direct assistance to those in need, caring for the homeless, providing social housing, operating holiday homes and other social support activities, the Society promotes community self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit , based on the needs of the individual or family seeking help.
 
The Society respects the dignity of those who contact us, offering assistance and advice when sought, maintaining their dignity while assisting them towards long-term self-sufficiency in a relationship of friendship, trust and confidentiality.

Our Mission seeks to eliminate the causes of poverty.

Mission Statement

Governance

Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults

Annual Reports

 

Who We Are

SVP is an international Christian voluntary membership organisation. Membership is open to anyone who canadopt our ethos.

Who We Are

What We Do

Our goal is to fight poverty in all its forms through practical assistance to people in need. In addition we offer a wide range of services in local communities.

What We Do

History & Spirituality

The name of SVP was chosen for the new Society as its patron saint. From the outset the Society favoured a practical approach to dealing with poverty

History & Spirituality