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Stories of Hope

A Message from Our Executive Director

Bridges to Hope Program

Representatives from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan and St. John Providence, part of Ascension Michigan, have come together to offer a program that does just that, offering residents in the Detroit area Bridges to HOPE (Helping Others Prosper through Empowerment).

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron Serves at Matchan Nutrition Center

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron stopped by Matchan Nutrition Center December 22, 2015 to serve food and hand out scarves, hats and gloves to our neighbors in need.

St. Vincent de Paul helped Nadine and her family

Vincentian Bob talks about helping Nadine and her family in their time of need.

Vincentian Karoy Brooks assists Yvette

Vincentian Karoy Brooks helps Yvette in her time of need.

 Fox Run Residents Build Wooden Cars for Children

Fox Run residents Harry, Dick and Don handcraft wooden cars to distribute to children in need.

Most Holy Trinity School Raises Money to St. Vincent de Paul

The students at Most Holy Trinity School is Detroit raised $1,800 during our Catholic School Challenge in support of our Telethon.

2014 Friends of the Poor Walk

St. Vincent de Paul held its seventh annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  This annual SVdP fundraiser is unique because it gives SVdP supporters the opportunity to participate in a simultaneous nationwide walk to raise awareness and funding for St. Vincent de Paul and their mission to “help our neighbors in need”

SVdP, WXYZ Channel 7 and Balfor Construction Follow Up with Jannie Jackson

SVdP, WXYZ Channel 7 and Balfor Construction Follow Up with Jannie Jackson to see how she’s doing after a fire broke out on the second floor of her home.

Jannie Jackson Gets Help from SVdP WXYZ Channel 7 and Balfor Construction

Jannie, a single mother of 9 and a full-time student gets help from WXYZ Channel, Belfor Construction and St. Vincent de Paul, when fire ripped through the second story of her home!

St. Vincent de Paul Helps Victims of Detroit’s Massive Apartment Fire

St. Vincent de Paul helps victims of the massive apartment fire on Detroit’s west side.

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron Serves Lunch at SVdP’s Matchan Soup Kitchen

Archdiocese of Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron visited St. Vincent de Paul’s Matchan Nutrition Center in Pontiac on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 to serve food to the poor and start the season of Lent by providing a witness of caring and doing good deeds.

St. Vincent de Paul Dental Clinic Empowers Patients

Volunteer dentists and staff at St. Vincent de Paul’s dental clinic help patients smile again. With their regained confidence they feel empowered to move forward with their lives.

St. Vincent de Paul Helps People in Crisis

Every year St. Vincent de Paul helps over 150,000 people in crisis and tries to help them become self-sufficient. Too many families have empty cupboards and no beds to sleep on, or they can’t pay their rent or utilities.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Matchan Nutrition Center

Herman Moore and volunteers from Notre Dame Prep come out to spend some time helping their neighbors in need with a nutritious meal. No one goes away hungry.

St. Vincent de Paul and Alliance Team Up to Help a Neighbor in Need

Alliance Catholic Credit Union visited with a neighbor in need to donate everyday necessities. A great way to help our neighbors in need during this trying time!

St. Vincent de Paul’s Sister Caroline Helping our Neighbors in Need

Sister Caroline of St. Vincent de Paul visits the homes of those in need. She travels around by car visiting our neighbors in need to make sure they have the basic essentials and giving them financial council.

St. Vincent de Paul & Quicken Loans Team Help a Neighbor in Need

Quicken Loans – an amazing team helping a family in need in Detroit to help make the Holidays a little warmer.

St. Vincent de Paul & Detroit Police Dept. Unveil Donation Bins

St. Vincent de Paul and The Detroit Police Department team up to help families in need this winter! Citizens will be able to place their gently used clothing items in donation bins that will be placed at various Detroit Police precincts. Help the Detroit Police Department in keeping families warm this winter! Drop off a coat at any of our 12 conveniently located Thrift Stores throughout Southeast Michigan or donations bins at precincts.