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Service at the heart of Vincentian charity

Service is at the heart of Vincentian charity. People giving up their time to help our poorest brothers and sisters has carried the spirit of St Vincent across the world over the past 400 years. The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia is one of the largest...

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Hope and suffering in Manila

It’s Tuesday in Manila and it’s hot. The street is bustling. Over 150 people are gathered outside the church on the paving stones. Mass has just ended and the early evening traffic buzzes past as the congregation departs. Some of that congregation are now preparing...

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Little Rock – A small house leading the way

At the end of June, I had the opportunity to visit Little Rock in Arkansas, USA, and see the very first 13 Houses project: A small house, in the middle of a leafy neighborhood, destined to become a home for people without one. Whilst walking up the driveway with Chuck...

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“St Vincent and the Homeless” by Fr. Robert Maloney

WELCOMING THE STRANGER   Homelessness was a major focus of St Vincent’s charitable work – from accommodating foundling children abandoned by their parents, to organizing aid for those displaced by conflict in Lorraine, to providing soup to thousands of Paris’ poorest...

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First ’13 Houses’ Project Announced

The first new project for homeless people under the Famvin Homeless Alliance’s 13 Houses Campaign was announced last week. Run by Jericho Way, a Vincentian resource centre for street homeless people in Little Rock, Arkansas (USA), the project involves renovating an...

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FHA’s 13 Houses Campaign

Welcome to the 13 Houses Campaign and thank you for your interest!   We are currently working to get the website for the 13 Houses Campaign up and running so please follow us on facebook and twitter to get updates on the latest status! In the meantime, we would love...

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International Conference of the Famvin Homeless Alliance

      Overview The International Conference of the Famvin Homeless Alliance will take place in Rome (Italy) over three days on 26-28 November 2018, with approximately 100 participants from across the world. The Conference brings together Vincentian experts in...

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A Systemic Approach to Eliminating Homelessness

Speech of Mark McGreevy, Founder and CEO of DePaul International, at the side event panel entitled “A Systemic Approach to Eliminating Homelessness” presented by the Vincentian Family at the United Nations, in Collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the...

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