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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

Community Network Resources Expo – Downriver

Saturday, October 12, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Downriver Campus Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center 21000 Northline, Taylor, MI 48180 The Community Resource Network Expo will provide participants with essential information about human service resources by local service agencies. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will also be providing presentation about it […]

Spiritual Advisers / Presidents Retreat and Workshop

Upcoming Spiritual Advisers / Presidents Retreat and Workshops. For:            Spiritual Advisors / Presidents Retreat/ Workshop When:       Saturday, October 5, 2013 Where:      Guardian Angel, 581 E. 14 Mile, Clawson, MI 48017   When:       Saturday, November 16, 2013 Where:      To be announced   When:        Saturday, December 7, 2013 Where:      To be announced   Time:          9:00 a.m. […]

My Name Is Not “Those People” – Julia Dinsmore

My name is not “Those People”. I am a loving woman, a mother in pain, Giving birth to the future, where my babies Have the same chance to thrive as anyone. My name is not “Inadequate”. I did not make my husband leave us – He chose to, and chooses not to pay child support. […]

Electronic Waste & Used Clothing/Shoes Collection

Need to clean out some old electronic as well as shoes and clothes? Saturday, September 7th—9:00 to 1:00 Plymouth Township, Compuware Arena, 14900 Beck Road THE FOLLOWING ELECTRONIC ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM WAYNE COUNTY RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES COMPUTERS & LAPTOPS, KEYBOARDS & MICE, CRT & LCD MONITORS TV’S, VCR’S, CD PLAYERS & DVD PLAYERS […]

Drive & Remember Car Show 2013

We would like to thank Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township for allowing SVdP Detroit to benefit from there  Drive & Remember Car Show. This great event was a wonderful way to gather together, and have fun while helping those in need.   We hope that we will get a chance to work with them again next year. […]

Thank you Second New Hope MBC Church Youth Group

Thank you to Second New Hope MBC Church Youth Group who helped out today with Operation Home Front school supply sorting at our BPC.

What is food insecurity?

Food security refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it. A household is considered food-secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of starvation. Check out this interactive map to find how it effects you and your neighbors.

Thank to the St Lawrence and St. Blaze Youth Group!

SVdP would like to thank the St Lawrence and St. Blaze Youth Group for all the help at our Utica store! You are the best!

2012 Annual Report

SVdP Detroit would like to share some of the good works we were able to provide through the generous donations of the community, and the hard work of our Vincentians. Please take a few minutes to look through our Annual Report for 2012.  

In the dental field?

Looking to give back to your community? Volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul dental clinic in Detroit. We are looking for dentists, dental assistants, hygienists who can dedicate 4 hours of their time to help low income and uninsured clients in metro Detroit! Call (313) 352-3331 to get more details!


Please join us on Saturday, September 28th for a day of fun and friendship to support the work of St. Vincent de Paul in helping Those in Need! The 6th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk will kick off at 10AM at Milliken State Park. Registration begins at 9AM. This approximate 3.5 mile route will […]

DTE Program – Energy Efficiency Assistance Program

This is not the EAP (Energy Assistance Program) the SVdP Detroit has been helping with for the last few years, but a Vincentian brought it to our attention, and we thought we would share. “If you’re having trouble managing your energy bill, the Your Energy SavingsSM program offers assistance. We’ll help you make improvements to […]

Who will need to use health insurance exchanges?

From MSU Extension Office: “Many of Michigan’s estimated one million uninsured households will want to choose health insurance later this year. Health coverage for currently insured households is projected to become more affordable in the next five years. Read more at …” Read the full artical:      

Back to School Health Fair!

Saturday, AUGUST 17, 2013 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Registration Closes at 12:30 PM) SACRED HEART ACTIVITIES BUILDING 3451 RIVARD Detroit, MI 48207 (I-75 at MACK BEHIND McDonald’s) FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: HARRIETTE PETERSON, PARISH NURSE (313) 831 – 1356.

Camp Ozanam Brick Paver Program

Know someone who would like to leave a mark on Camp Ozanam? How about a commemorative brick with our Brick Paver Program? To purchase, print the Brick Paver Order Form and mail to St. Vincent de Paul – Brick Paver Program, 3000 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48207 or you can pay online here.


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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