The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe Council has been assisting New Mexico families since 1955. Programs include assistance with rent, utilities, food, thrift stores, and other assistance for individuals in need.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe serves 53 parish communities and has over 700 volunteers who are called “Vicentians.” Donations are made at these parishes through the collections during designated Sunday Mass services. We are always happy to have new members. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact your parish directly for more information.
Also, we have six thrift stores that do amazing work in helping their communities. Some provide clothing and furniture as well as financial assistance. Please consider donating your gently used furniture, clothing and housewares.