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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

  • Help us Bless Our Neighbors in Need this Thanksgiving
        Dear Caring Friends, To a mother or father struggling to provide essentials – food, clothes, a safe roof overhead – for their family, YOUR generosity is a wonderful godsend. But don’t take my word for it… Let me share a note we received from Angela, a mother in Dearborn Heights. William, Angela’s husband, […]
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Stories of Hope


  • Text to Donate Now Available!
    You can now donate to St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit via text message!   Compose a new text message to 20222 Insert GIFT as the message and hit send Reply “YES” to the confirmation text message $10 will be charged to your next phone bill   A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone […]
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News and Events

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.

Update from the Justice Initiative. We a

Update from the Justice Initiative. We are in need of more volunteers to help mentor teens. This is an oppertunity to make a difference in a young persons life. To find out more ..

Would you like to become a member of St.

Would you like to become a member of St. Vincent de Paul? If you would, we have a new member orientation coming up on Aug 11, 2011 from 6-8 pm at St. James in Ferndale.

Would you like to be a member of the Soc

Would you like to be a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. All you need to do is fill out an application and attend an orientation. We have an orientation coming up on Aug 11, 2011.


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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