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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

  • Welcome
    Dear Caring Friends, Thank you for visiting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit website. For over 130 years, St. Vincent de Paul has been helping our neighbors in need in Southeast Michigan with emergency assistance, disaster relief and basic needs like food and clothing. We are so thankful for our Vincentian volunteers, […]
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Stories of Hope


  • Mark Your Calendar: 27th Annual Golf Classic is June 18, 2018
    Mark your calendars for the 2018 Golf Classic.  This year’s fun-filled event will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Pine Lake Country Club in West Bloomfield.  All proceeds from this event help send kids to Camp Ozanam.  For more info or to register, click here! Thank you to our generous Msgr. Martin Title Sponsor: Oakland […]
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News and Events

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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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, […]


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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