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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) actively supports individuals facing poverty and disadvantage. Motivated by our founder, Frederic Ozanam, and our patron, St. Vincent de Paul, we commit to a profound Christian mission. We answer the call to express Christ’s love through practical acts of charity, inspired by the Gospel of Matthew: 'I was hungry, and you gave me food.'

SVP Support and Friendship mission

Support and Friendship

SVP is committed to respecting the dignity of those we assist through personal, one-on-one interactions, fostering self-respect in the process. We prioritise confidentiality and strive to build relationships founded on trust and friendship

SVP Self Sufficiency mission

Promoting Self-sufficiency

Providing short-term material support is just the beginning. We also help those we assist to achieve long-term self-sufficiency, which enhances their sense of self-worth. When challenges arise that are beyond our expertise, we seek specialized support to ensure comprehensive care

SVP Social Justice mission

Working for Social Justice

We are dedicated to uncovering the root causes of poverty and social exclusion in Ireland. Working in solidarity with those experiencing poverty and disadvantage, we advocate for and implement the necessary changes to build a more just and caring society.



SVP Ireland has a history of compassionate care dating back to 1844. Our mission is to provide help, support and friendship to those in need.

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