Our Mission & Vision
SVdP New Orleans has been working since 1852 to ensure those impacted by poverty have the skills, resources and opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We see a network of charity and social justice encircling our world.
We want to create a community of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.
About the St. Vincent de Paul Society
Founded in 1833, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics, following Christ’s call to serve the poor, the suffering, and the deprived.
Our founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit. Through these visits, Vincentian members establish personal relationships with our neighbors in need, not only providing material assistance such as rent, utilities, food, or clothing, but also offering friendship, understanding, and prayer.
Our organization consists of local Conferences and Councils, which are supported and represented among the global Society’s membership by The National Council of the United States, and to Today, the National Council provides resources, training, and spiritual formation for nearly 100,000 Vincentians in 5,000 Conferences and Councils across the country.
Because “no work of charity is foreign to the Society,” Vincentians respond to many community and individual needs through programs such as disaster relief services, job training and placement, thrift stores, food pantries, housing programs, prison reentry, medical services, and many others, always seeking longer-term pathways out of poverty and towards the full flourishing of every person.