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For more than 130 years, St. Vincent de Paul has been privileged to provide critical support to residents of Southeastern Michigan who are hurting. Through our hands-on charitable work, we’ve been a vital part of the community, offering food assistance, emergency support and disaster relief services to help enhance the lives of the less fortunate in our region.
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From Our Director

  • Urgent Message
      Dear Friends, In times of real need, you’ve been one of our most loyal and generous supporters. You’ve been a true friend to the poorest and most vulnerable in our community… Today, I’m turning to you with confidence, hopeful that you’ll help us through a difficult moment. Please, will you? We are experiencing a […]
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Stories of Hope


News and Events

Flagstar Bank Donates Over $8,000

Flagstar Bank recently held a “Jean’s Day” and raised $8,134 for St. Vincent de Paul. Their generous gift will go a long way to help our neighbors in need! Thank you Flagstar Bank for supporting our mission. The needs are many in our community and your donation warms our hearts!

A Resounding Success – 23rd Annual Golf Classic Dinner and Auction

On June 23 the “Red” Martin and  Msgr. Gerald Martin  23rd Annual Golf Classic took place at Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield.  It was a resounding success with 144 golfers teeing off at noon to begin the golf scramble. A delicious lunch and dinner (and beverages) were all part of the golf package. […]

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Looking to do some spring cleaning this weekend? St. Vincent de Paul Detroit is holding our Spring Cleaning Sale this Saturday and Sunday April 5th and 6th! Donate your gently used clothing, furniture, household items, etc. and we will give you a 20% off coupon to use at our store! What a great motivator to […]

Camp Alumni Reception

Camp Stapleton – Camp Ozanam held a Camp Alumni Reception Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Joe Bologna Trattoria. They enjoyed a strolling evening of laughs while sharing stories and memories of Camp Stapleton and Camp Ozanam. All proceeds from this event directly benefit the camp programming including replacing the old torn and tattered canvas for the […]

St. Vincent de Paul Hosts Dinner Party for Jason Complex Fire Victims

The victims of the Jason Manor apartment fire joined together Saturday evening.  The families enjoyed dinner, conversation and gifts provided by St. Vincent de Paul at St. Charles Lawanga in Detroit.  This is the first time many of the fire victims were together in one location.   St. Vincent de Paul continues to work with […]

Donations for Detroit Fire Victims

St. Vincent de Paul is taking donations of all kinds for the victims of the massive apartment fire on Detroit’s west side.  You can drop off any gently used clothing, furniture, household goods, etc to any of our 12 store locations or call 877 ST VINCE (877-788-4623) for a pick-up. You can also make a monetary […]

Massive Apartment Fire in Detroit – Your Help Is Urgently Needed!

St. Vincent de Paul is helping our neighbors in need after the massive four-alarm fire at an apartment building on Detroit’s west side Wednesday morning. Several people are unaccounted for, three residents were hospitalized and one fire fighter was injured after a massive four-alarm fire at an apartment building Wednesday morning on Detroit’s west side. […]

2014 Urgent Needs from Bill Brazier

Dear Friends, My message today is urgent: Many local families are in dire need of help: families where a breadwinner has lost his or her job, destitute seniors, others without the resources to cover basic needs. I’m rushing out this memo seeking help from YOU and our other most generous supporters with my most fervent […]

Archbishop Vigneron begins Lent Serving at St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen

Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron will be at St. Vincent de Paul’s Matchan Nutrition Center in Pontiac on March 4th (the day before Ash Wednesday) from noon to 1 pm to serve food to the poor and start the season of Lent by providing a witness of caring and doing good deeds. The mission of […]

Fox 2 Detroit Coat Drive

St. Vincent de Paul teamed up with Fox 2 Detroit in a Coat Drive to help families in need stay warm this past winter. Thank you Fox 2 Detroit for helping your neighbors in need! If you would like to donate items to St. Vincent de Paul, click here to find a SVdP Thrift Store […]

Year-End Tax Donations

With only a few days left in 2013, St. Vincent de Paul is asking its neighbors to do one more holiday act of kindness with a year-end donation of cash, gently used clothing, furniture, electronics or household items.   “Charitable donations are a good way to reduce your taxes while supporting our neighbors in need,” […]

The Spirit of Christmas!

We wanted to share an e-mail that we received from the store manager at our Waterford thrift store.  So touching! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ […]

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“Twelve Months Of Michigan” and SVdP Detroit!

Looking for a perfect stocking stuffer? How about picking up a copy of the charming children’s book The Twelve Months of Christmas! For every copy sold through the author’s website, from now till December 25th a $5.00 donation will be made to support SVdP Detroit’s Camp Ozanam! In addition to knowing that you are […]

A Special Thank You to our Supporters of the Joy of Giving St. Vincent de Paul Telethon!

A special thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers who worked wonders and made our 2013 Joy of Giving St. Vincent de Paul Telethon a success.  We saw first-hand how working together we can ALL make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need! 

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Askar Brands hosts 7th annual Holiday Mercy Dinner

The 7th annual St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Matchan Center Holiday Mercy Dinner, Hosted by Askar Brands, will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2013. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Askar Brands expects to feed between 300 – 500 people. The Mercy Dinner will consist of favorite items including hot […]

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In today’s trying financial times, your help is needed more than ever – more and more people are having trouble making ends meet, putting food on the table or receiving even basic health care. At the same time, charitable funds are dwindling. So, please donate in any way you can, there are many options available.
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Thrift Stores

Our 10 St. Vincent de Paul Thrift stores have something for everyone! We offer a great variety of items from designer clothing, to furniture, new mattresses, household goods and cleaning products. You can give back to your community by shopping at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift stores!
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Become a Member

The fundamental elements of St. Vincent de Paul are Friendship, Spirituality and Service. It is the aim of all Vincentians (members of the society) to continually grow in these areas.
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The mission of St. Vincent de Paul-Detroit, Dental Clinic is to provide low cost dental services to underserved and uninsured individuals in the Metro Detroit area.
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