Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural… Read more »

Create a Legacy

What matters to you? What statement do you wish to make your children, grandchildren, to the world itself about who you are as a person? This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12 Create a great example for your children and grandchildren. Supporting a charity such as the Society… Read more »

God Lives in His People

Two bedrock beliefs are the foundation for Vincentian Spirituality: first, God is the most real and the most precious reality there is, and second, this precious God lives in His people. This is what gives us reason to metaphorically “take our shoes off” when we come into the presence of those we serve. Anyone wanting… Read more »

The Poor, Our Treasure

As followers of Vincent de Paul, we are “People of the Scarred Coin.” We are God-touched individuals who have been awakened to the worth of everyone around us – especially the ones who most easily get pushed off the screen, the poor. We see their value– the treasure on the other side of that scarred… Read more »

Seeing Poor and Marginalized Persons in a New Light

St. Vincent’s metaphor is of a beat-up, dented, scratched, scarred, and very common coin, which turns out to have another side. It is applied to the beat-up, dented, dime-a-dozen, mostly invisible ones– the poor people. “Why treat that common nobody on the ground as if he is somebody?” Here is Vincent’s answer: I shouldn’t judge… Read more »

REMINDER November 28 is Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving and is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. When you are deciding where your end-of-year dollars will go, please consider a donation to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Use the donate button located at the top of this page to… Read more »

November 19: World Day of the Poor

Today is the first ever World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis tells us, “Let us love, not with words but with deeds.” Live your faith with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul throughout the year! Vincentians grow spiritually and develop Christian friendships through serving people in need. Make a difference! Learn more at… Read more »

SVDP Joins East County Homeless Task Force

Our San Diego St. Vincent de Paul Society is an active participant on Team 6: Shelters, temporary & Long Range Housing, Day Centers of the East County Task Force Project Group. Team 6 believes that it is necessary to implement a continuum of temporary through long term shelter and meal solutions where homeless individuals and… Read more »