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SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DEPAUL OF GRAND RAPIDS INCSOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DEPAUL OF GRAND RAPIDS INC
National Mission Statement: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering... Read more
National Mission Statement: Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection and mutually supportive gatherings. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
St. Vincent de Paul Grand Rapids is a thrift store offering quality used furniture, appliances, household goods and clothing at a price affordable by most low to moderate income people. In addition, by working with various approved and local non-profit agencies St. Vincent de Paul's Agency Referral Program assists families in transition of homelessness with the above items free or at a very low cost.
St. Vincent de Paul also partners with an array of employment services to connect clients to work related training and temporary employment services.