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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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  • 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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News and Events

St. Vincent de Paul and Michigan Public Service Commission to Provide Energy Assistance

St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) announced that it has been awarded a $2.25 million Michigan Energy Assistance Program grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) on behalf of Michigan Department of Human Services. These funds will be used to provide energy assistance to income eligible families from thirty-nine counties in Michigan this winter.

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St. Vincent de Paul – Joy of Giving Telethon

Wednesday, December 4th WXYZ-TV Channel 7 5:30 am-11:30 pm Watch all day, see what SVdP does within your community. See how you can help!

Pope Francis to Launch Global Campaign to Combat Hunger

On December 10, Pope Francis will call on Catholic organizations and individuals around the world to join One Human Family, Food for All, a global Catholic campaign to combat hunger.   In solidarity with this campaign Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) and SVdP Detroit encourage members of all Faith Committees in Southeast Michigan, and […]

Coat Drive Kick Off

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) helped St. Vincent de Paul Detroit (SVdP) kick off their month long coat drive to help families in need stay warm this winter!  SVdP is asking people to make a difference this winter with SVdP’s new GIVE and THANKS program by donating a new or gently used coat […]

History of Camp Ozaman

Since 1923 Camp Ozanam and Camp Stapleton have been owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit. Thanks to our volunteers and donor support, our camping program has allowed over 102,000 disadvantaged youngsters the opportunity to enjoy a fully funded camping experience along the shores of Lake Huron. To celebrate our 90th anniversary we commissioned a new […]

7th annual Joy of Giving Telethon

St. Vincent de Paul to hold 7th annual Joy of Giving  Telethon WXYZ – TV Channel 7 Wednesday, December 4, 2013.  St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) will hold their 7th annual Joy of Giving Telethon on Wednesday, December 4 on WXYZ-TV Channel 7.  This community-wide fundraising effort is the non-profit’s largest of the year, and […]

Donate My Car or Vehicle to SVdP Serving the Poor

Official National Vehicle Donation Programof St. Vincent de Paul The SVdP National Council is a 501 (c) 3 Tax Exempt organization Just three simple steps can help someone in need. Donate My Car or Vehicle to Catholic Charity | SVDP Serving the Poor.

Appeal for Disaster Relief: Philippines – SVdP USA

National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul We need your help! Dear Sister and Brother Vincentians, The Council General in Paris (CGI) is calling for help from the members of the United States National Council because of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which barrelled into central Philippines, affecting close to 10 million people.  Philippine […]

Spaghetti Dinner – Grosse Pointe Park

Friday, November 8, 2013 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sponsored by The Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Ambrose Parish The Ark of Gathering at St. Ambrose Church Jefferson at Alter Grosse Pointe Park            $12 Adults         $5 Children 6-12 $10 Seniors (65 & over)       Children (5&under) Free  (All-you-can-eat ,choice of pastas and homemade sauces, […]

Trivia in Dearborn Heights!

Saturday, October 19, 2013 Doors open at 6:00 pm—Trivia starts at 7:00 pm   St. Sabina Parish Hall 25555 Ann Arbor Trail Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127   Enjoy an “adult night out!”  Join us for 10 rounds of 10 Trivia Questions with free popcorn and pizza included at halftime.  $5 per person – Teams of […]

Roast Pork Dinner – SVdP Monroe

  If you are in Monroe, MI on Sun., Oct 27th 2013 stop by St Mary’s ( 108 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162) to get some great food! Proceeds will go to help those in need in Monroe, MI St Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W Elm Ave, Monroe, MI 48162 11:00 am-5:30 pm

10 Days to the Walk!

We are less than 10 day away from the Friends of the Poor Walk, and we are now 4th in the national rankings for early donations! If you would like to walk or donate to a walker, please got to , remember that donations are used to help those in need in Lapeer, Macomb, […]

Feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813-1853)

Today is the feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813-1853) one of the founders of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Husband, father, scholar, teacher, defender of the rights and dignity of those in need and most of all, friend; his personal motto was, “To lead a better life and to do a little good.” […]

Less than a month to the Friends of the Poor Walk, September 28th

Dust off your walking shoes, and make sure you sign up! Here’s how it works: 1.) All walkers go to 2.) On the upper right side of the screen, click on “Walkers”, then “become a new walker” 3.) Select “Michigan” as the state you’ll be walking in, then click the “Show me the form” […]

Online Opportunity for Families

Internet Essentials is a program offered by Comcast to bring the power of the Internet to more students and families across the country. While SVdP has no ties to Comcast, and does not officially endorse this program, it might be a resource to help some families in our community. While participating in Internet Essentials: You get […]


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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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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