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What We Do

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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Annual Report

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

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 […]

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 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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