The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians” ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
This website provides information about the services provided to the communities in the western part of Washington State, west of Puget Sound, designated the Olympic Peninsula Council, also including the Kitsap Peninsula.
The core organizational structure begins with St. Vincent de Paul conference of volunteers who meet to discuss ways to best serve the local community of individuals in need. Sometimes the services are begun in a Catholic parish with special collections, space in a basement, or perhaps separate assistance office. Retail stores are established to collect donations and distribute them to the needy or sell items to gain funds to assist those in need. Vincentians have been promoting dignity and respect for those served since the Society was founded in 1833 in France.
SVDP can not give others a hand up without your prayers and donations.