Address SVP House , 91-92, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1
Telephone 01 8550022
Fax 01 8559168
Office opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
To see the different areas of work we are involved with, go to "What We Do"
- Dublin 15
- North Central
- North County
- North East
- North West
- South Central
- South East
- South Kildare
- South Wet
- West County
- West Tallaght
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT TAKE FURNITURE
The Dublin Region of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest region of the Society in Ireland. With over 3,000 volunteers working across 330 Conferences, SVP Dublin has been active since 1844. As a direct service non-profit organisation, our work primarily involves person-to-person contact with people who have a variety of needs. In addition to direct assistance, we try to promote self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgmental spirit of compassion, based on the need of the individual or family.
Our 3,000 volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that help is provided to those that need it in areas stretching right across Dublin and as far as Balbriggan, Arklow, Athy, Maynooth and surrounding areas. Dublin City, as the capital, is a particularly busy part of our region. To find out more about what work we do in these areas and how you can help, please see here.
A key strength of SVP is in the personalised delivery of help, which makes it unique in its role as a charitable organisation. We accept people as they are and try to create a caring, non-threatening environment, respecting the dignity of those who seek our help. We offer advice when it is asked for and do not believe in telling people what they should do. Our aim is to maintain the dignity of the individual and to promote long-term self-sufficiency. This we do by treating people with respect, while endeavouring to build a relationship of friendship, trust and confidentiality.
While we act as a short-term safety net for those who fall outside the care of the welfare state or need emergency financial support, we try to embrace those who are marginalised by helping them to rekindle their self-respect and sense of worth. Our Mission is also to rectify the causes of poverty which perpetuate the problems faced by those whom we serve.