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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

  • I’m praying you can help with this problem…
    Dear Friends, You may not realize it, but summer is an extremely difficult time for local families in need – and that means the demand for help from St. Vincent de Paul runs extra high. The only way our Vincentian volunteers can serve all who need help throughout the summer is with the unselfish, sacrificial […]
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Annual Report

Stories of Hope


  • Join Us at the 2017 Friends of the Poor Walk!
    Save the Date for this year’s Friends of the Poor Walk September 30, 2017! Belle Isle, Detroit, MI Please join us for a day of fun and friendship to support the work of St. Vincent de Paul! Funds raised will help those in need in the counties of Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne. […]
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News and Events


St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) will hold the 6th Annual St. Vincent de Paul Telethon on Thursday, December 6th on WXYZ-TV Channel 7. This annual fundraising effort will focus on the touching stories of individuals in metro Detroit who depend on various SVdP services to assist their families each day. This all-day telethon will run […]

Donations Wanted

The top 5 donations needed at SVdP Thrift Store: -Gently Used Furniture -Small Appliances Household -Men’s Clothing -Women’s Designer Apparel -Electronics To make a donation and help your neighbor, call 1-877-ST VINCE

Car Donation

The Archdiocesan Council of Detroit has approved a new vehicle donation sharing program with its Conferences. One-half of all the net proceeds of vehicles donated to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul  with be split with the Conference from the zip code where the donation came from. Click Here to learn more about the National […]

2013 Charitable Donation Tax Credit Info

The Michigan Charitable Tax Credit is going away in 2013. We’ve got the latest information so you’re not caught unaware when filing taxes next year. To learn more, read this story from Mlive on Michigan Charitable Donation Tax Credits for 2013. Click Here for the story.

Food Stamp Challenge

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, helps nearly 45 million low-income people purchase food for themselves and their families. The program is designed as a safety net to help ensure people have access to food during difficult times. Join us today by participating in The Food Stamp Challenge – a […]

Summer Dreams

Recently a report was released that shows Michigan ranks as the 10th worst state for children living in high-poverty neighborhoods, and Detroit is the worst city in the country with two out of three children living in these neighborhoods. “Data Snapshot on High Poverty Communities” is a report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. […]

Vision 2015

On January 8th, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Detroit will roll out its Vision 2015 Strategic Plan to its members.  The need for a Strategic plan to guide the Society are several; The Economic Crisis in Southeast Michigan, Changes in our parishes to meet the needs of a changing […]

Every child deserves a new coat

 “If the poor would only get out and find work, they would not be poor!” This common misconception pacifies the conscience of many people. Instead, Jesus says that we shouldn’t let people suffer; we must reach out to them. He is neither suggesting  that we respond nor  us to; he is demanding that we do. In Matthew’s […]

What it’s like to live in Poverty

For those living in poverty, their definition of being poor might be: “I don’t think I can make it thru today.”  For the working poor, the definition of being poor might be:  “I have today covered, but I don’t know about tomorrow.”  Many of our neighbors are living in poverty. Not generational poverty, but situational […]

SVdP partners with Office Express and Fl

SVdP partners with Office Express and Flame Heating for a coat drive 10/17 thru 12/31 visit for details….

80,000 in danger of having their utilities shut off

With the recent turn to cooler weather, we know that much colder temperatures are not far away.  With that knowledge in mind, our thoughts turn to those who will not be able to afford their utility bills this coming heating season.  As a matter of fact nearly 80,000 of our neighbors are in jeopardy of […]

More in Michigan living in Poverty

You probably have seen or heard the news from  the latest census where  nearly 15% of our neighbors in Michigan are living in poverty! That is up from under 10% 10 years ago. Poverty is defined as a family of 4 with household income of about $22,000. In addition, there are many more who are on […]

Each day more and more people need our h

Each day more and more people need our help. Please support our efforts by participating in our Walk for the Poor or by donating.

Mentoring the Youth can be so rewarding.

Mentoring the Youth can be so rewarding. If you would like to be a part we have a training this Saturday Aug 27 from 9-11am at the Shrine of the Little Flower.

St. Vincent de Paul has a Member Orienta

St. Vincent de Paul has a Member Orientation schedluled for Aug 11 and a JI Mentoring Training scheduled for Aug 27. Come join us and volunteer today.


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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