Society of St. Vincent de Paul of New Orleans

SVdP Pharmacy is a Certified Medicaid Application Center 

The St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy will be taking Medicaid applications during service hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays

8am- 10am

Walk-ins are accepted. 

The Pharmacy is located at 

1995 Gentilly Blvd. STE C18

For more info, contact 504-940-5031,

ext. 17

For those who cannot come to the Pharmacy in person, can apply by phone:

1-888-342-6207 or online:



I Give Catholic/Giving Tuesday is Just Around the Corner! 

I Give Catholic / Giving Tuesday is Nov. 28th. On this very important day, please think of the needy residents that are struggling to take care of the most basic necessities: Food, Utilities, and Shelter.

Our Central Office, along with our partnering Vincentians at various SVdP conferences, provide our fellow neighbors with assistance for these essentials; while also offering spiritual uplifting and resources such as the Adult Learning Center and the Community Pharmacy.

We ask that you please mark your calendar for Tuesday, Nov. 28th and visit to donate funds that may be used to help us continue our important mission, of helping those in need.  Advance Giving is NOW Open...please visit the event website to make your gift TODAY!


Welcome to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Archdiocesan Council of New Orleans. We actively strive to help fulfill the needs of the impoverished within the metropolitan New Orleans area, and the surrounding communities; and have done so since 1865.  Through our Special Works, and various conferences, we are here to aid the most vulnerable members of our community; by giving a hand up and not a hand out. 

The life of St.Vincent de Paul

Vincent was born at Pouy in Gascony, in the south of France, in 1580 or 1581, the third child in a family of four sons and two daughters. His family was a solid peasant family capable of making ends meet only through hard work and frugality. His father encouraged and helped him toward the priesthood, to which he was ordained on September 23, 1600, at the age of nineteen or twenty. Among his chief reasons for becoming a priest was his desire to get an office in the Church from which he could obtain enough money to retire early, return home, and provide for his family.

His early hopes for advancement came to nothing (two trips to Rome, promises of a bishopric, money from a will). In 1608, Vincent moved to Paris, where he came under the influence of Father (later Cardinal) Pierre de Bérulle, whom he took as his spiritual director, and Father André Duval, a professor of the Sorbonne, who was to be his "wise man" for the next three decades. This marked a turning point in Vincent's spiritual journey: ambition was receding, and attention to God and vocation were advancing.

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