• St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco


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Mission Statement

The St. Vincent de Paul Society was established in San Francisco more than 150 years ago, in 1860, and was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1964. It remains one of the oldest charities, as well as one of the largest social service agencies in the City. Our mission is to offer hope and service on a direct person-to-person basis, working to break the cycles of poverty, homelessness, addiction and domestic violence. We believe in recognizing the humanity in each and every one of us, no matter who we are or how we live. Every day, we welcome hundreds of women, children and men who are alone and suffering. We know from experience that no one can change or grow until they feel stable and cared for, so that’s where we start: by showing them kindness, unconditional respect, and the support they need to begin their journey.


t. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco (SVDP-SF) offers 4 programs to help people overcome poverty, homelessness, addiction & domestic violence:

1) Help Desk - a distribution center that offers people from low-income/homeless backgrounds access to free clothing, food, and basic household items.

2) Riley Center - our program that offers safe and confidential supportive services, community resources, and housing to survivors of domestic violence and their children.

3) Wellness Center - our program where we offer integrative approaches to healing for folks dealing with mental health challenges and substance abuse through free classes and support groups.

4) MSC-South - the largest homeless shelter in Northern CA supporting approximately 400 people a day, every day of the year, by providing shelter, access to 2 meals a day, case management & more.

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by Edward W. from Atlantic city, NJ (2016-08-29 14:29:59.0)
Your Mission is very inspiring , i would love to help in any way that i can, I was a wedding photographer,and i would like to use my skills to help you.
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