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Our Mission: Tackling Poverty with Practical Solutions

At Saint Vincent de Paul, we are dedicated to addressing poverty through practical solutions. We focus on alleviating the impacts of poverty on individuals and families by engaging in direct, person-to-person assistance. Our unique family visitation system underscores our commitment to social justice and equal opportunities for all.

Comprehensive Support Services

We provide a wide range of support services aimed at both immediate relief and long-term self-sufficiency:

  • Direct Assistance: We offer help to those in immediate need, including the homeless and families in crisis.
  • Social Housing and Holiday Homes: We manage social housing projects and holiday homes to improve living conditions.
  • Community Empowerment: Our initiatives promote community self-sufficiency, empowering people to improve their circumstances independently.
  • Non-Judgmental Support: Assistance from our society is delivered with respect and without judgment, focusing solely on the needs of those we serve.

Respect and Dignity

Respecting the dignity of every individual is fundamental to our approach. We offer support and advice in a spirit of trust, confidentiality, and friendship, helping individuals maintain their dignity as they move towards a more self-sufficient future.

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Who we are

About St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) Ireland

The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) Ireland is a vital part of a global Christian volunteer network committed to addressing poverty comprehensively. Since our founding in 1844, we have dedicated ourselves to providing practical assistance to those in need. Embracing diversity and inclusivity, we welcome members from all faith backgrounds and walks of life.

Our Impact and Outreach

With over 10,000 active members, SVP Ireland makes a significant impact across the country. Our volunteers engage directly with the most vulnerable and isolated individuals, offering not just material support but the invaluable gift of companionship. The heart of our service is the personal connection we establish, dedicating time and attention to each individual we assist.

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Our history

"The question which is agitating the world today is a social one. It is a struggle between those who have nothing and those who have too much. It is a violent clash of opulence and poverty which is shaking the ground under our feet. Our duty as Christians is to throw ourselves between these two camps in order to accomplish by love what justice alone cannot do".

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