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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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  • 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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  • 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

105.9 KISS FM Waterthon to Help Residents of Flint

This Friday, February 5th, St. Vincent de Paul is joining 105.9 Kiss FM’s ‪MasonAndCoCo‬ along with Fantasee Blu at The Bridge Restaurant for a KISS Water-Thon. Metro Detroiters are being asked to drop off bottled water and new packaged toiletry items to help struggling families in Flint who are dealing with the water crisis. Doors open at 6:00am  

SVdP Dental Clinic Receives Grant from The Dresner Foundation

St. Vincent de Paul has been awarded a grant from the Dresner Foundation in the amount of $50,000 to support our Dental Clinic. The mission of St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic is to provide quality dental services to underserved and uninsured individuals in the Metro Detroit area. The clinic has the capacity to treat patients who need dental […]

Ladies Night at Art Van Furniture in Novi was a huge success!

On January 24, 2016, Art Van Furniture held a Ladies Night Out at their Novi location!  Over 700 women from the Metro Detroit area attended the evening of food, pampering and fun.  St. Vincent de Paul staff were on site to distribute information about our services and to collect coats for Operation Coat Check.  This […]

Bridges to HOPE Partnership Changes Lives in Michigan

Although providing meals, medical attention and clothing for those struggling is important, overcoming poverty in the communities Ascension serves takes more – such as equipping vulnerable individuals with the skills necessary to break the poverty cycle that limits their progress. This includes guiding them to find a safer environment, improved medical treatment and a steady […]

Help us this winter!

Dear Friends, Thank you… thank you for being such a generous supporter of St. Vincent de Paul in 2015. Your kindness has allowed us to help so many right here in Metro Detroit. Will you help us this winter? I wouldn’t ask if all was well, but in the extreme cold of our winter months, […]

Join SVdP at Ladies Night at Art Van Furniture in Novi!

Art Van Furniture in Novi is holding a Ladies Night on Sunday, January 24 from 6-9pm and St. Vincent de Paul staff members will be on-hand to collect coats for Operation Coat Check!  Click here to RSVP for this fun evening of food & drinks, pampering & prizes!

SVdP’s “Operation Coat Check” partners with Art Van Furniture

St. Vincent de Paul and Art Van Furniture are partnering on Operation Coat Check, a community campaign across Michigan to collect coats to keep those in need warm this winter. St. Vincent de Paul is asking individuals to go through their closets and “check” for coats that they no longer wear anymore. From Monday, January 11 […]

Camp Ozanam is Hiring!

Are you or someone you know looking for a summer job? We are accepting applications for 2016 summer camp! We have openings for camp counselors, camp activity specialists, team leaders, health officers, and food service staff at SVdP Camp Ozanam and CYO Camps, both located near Lexington, Michigan on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. […]

How YOU made a difference in 2015…

Dear Compassionate Friends, With 2015 quickly coming to a close, I look back with gratitude – and ahead with great hope. The blessings and excitement of Pope Francis’ recent U.S. visit with us and I’m inspired by the Holy Father’s passionate call to reach out with compassion to the poor and vulnerable in our midst. […]

This is your last chance…

This is your last chance to make a tax-deductible gift for 2015! Please continue to support our good works for 2016. Together, WE, can make a difference in the many lives of our neighbors in need! This past year, because of your support, we have been able to help so many… YOU helped Julie, mother […]

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron Visits Matchan Nutrition Center

            On Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron served food and clothing to the poor at the Matchan Nutrition Center in Pontiac. The Archbishop hopes to provide a message of hope and encourage Metro Detroiters to remember the true meaning of Christmas by serving those in need. “Feeding them isn’t going […]

Vote for SVdP in Gardner White’s #Charituesday Contest!

Gardener White Furniture has chosen St. Vincent de Paul to be part of the #Charituesday campaign! Gardner White will donate a $500 Gift Certificate to two charitable organizations every other Tuesday, and our turn is December 22-29th! They will have a poll hosted on their Facebook page and the link below where you can help us […]

Operation Coats and Cars with Tom Holzer Ford

St. Vincent de Paul this week kicked off Operation Coats and Cars, a metro Detroit-wide effort to collect coats to keep those in need warm this winter. St. Vincent de Paul and Tom Holzer Ford are asking metro Detroiters to help keep their neighbors in need warm this winter by dropping off a new or […]

Merry Christmas!

Dear Caring Friends, The holiday season is here and I wanted to take a moment to say “thank you.” I wanted you to know how grateful I am to you for helping so much throughout the year. I greatly appreciate your support. There are still so many right here in our community who are in […]

2015 Christmas Hope Drive

God Bless You For Your Gift to Bring Hope this Christmas! Your Christmas gift today will allow us to share material aid – food, toys, warm coats, shelter, and more – with the very least of our neighbors. Your generosity will also ensure that this is a Christmas season filled with hope for all! Thank […]


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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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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