At some point you hear the call to help...
...you want to do more, but you don't know what to do...
...the Society of St. Vincent de Paul may be what you are looking for.
The core belief of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is that all people are God's children, and that we should promote human dignity, and work to alleviate suffering. It is often said that "no work of charity is foreign to the Society," but at the same time we realize that we will never have the resources to help everyone.
Vincentians (members of the Society) meet together in grassroots groups called Conferences. Since the Society is a lay-Catholic organisation these are usually based around Catholic Churches. These Conferences discuss the best way to use their limited resources to help Those in Need within their community. They meet in Friendship, Spirituality and Service, in hopes that their decision will change the live of those they work with. They meet with Those in Need, as friends, so that they can share these same values.
Internationally, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is working on returning to the core teachings of our founder Fredric Ozanam. We strive to meet those we help face to face, and not only help them today, but walk with them into a better life.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit
3000 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48207
Toll Free: 1-877-ST VINCE (1-877-788-4623)
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