The “13 Houses” Campaign is embracing the homeless in a network of charity and Vincentian collaboration, just as Frederic Ozanam wanted. In 3 years, Vincentians all over the world have housed or supported over 7000 people, and the Campaign is on track to reaching the 10.000 people goal. This shows what Vincentians are able to do when we work together. 

Although we are very happy with the results of this first strategic cycle, we want to take the “13 Houses” Campaign further. And we need you. We launched the “13 Houses” Campaign with the goal of having at least 1 project in each of the countries with Vincentian presence. Some, like India, Rwanda, Spain and the USA, feature more than one already, but we are still missing many countries! We want to see a “13 Houses” project in each of 160 countries with Vincentian presence!

We are launching the Campaign on the Feast of the Miraculous Medal, November 27th, and we hope to reach the 160 countries before the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25th. Are you a member of a Vincentian branch in a country without a 13 Houses project? Contact us! Join us to end homelessness, one house at a time!

We are also challenging countries with 13 Houses projects to bring more countries on board! 

In 47 countries Vincentians have started 13 Houses initiatives. In addition, Vincentians in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK have generously participated in the Campaign with donations to the Solidarity Fund. Even some individual Vincentian donors or local groups have sent donations from Austria, Botswana, Italy and Spain. We are grateful to all of them for their solidarity with and charitable participation to the work of Vincentians elsewhere in the world.

Join us! We are getting closer!

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Campaign Updates

France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

France, Italy and Botswana join the “13 Houses” Campaign!

Botswana, France and Italy have joined the “13 Houses” Campaign with three very different projects. We are happy to have reached the benchmark of 50 countries with at least one “13 Houses” project, and even more to welcome France, the birthplace of the Vincentian...

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity

Over 7,000 lives have been transformed thanks to the “13 Houses” Campaign. In just 3 years this global endeavour has gone from a single house in Macon, Georgia (USA) to more than 70 projects in almost 50 countries with up to 2,000 houses built. Project after project,...

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity!

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity!

Happy Feast of the Miraculous Medal!  As we celebrate the apparition of the Virgin Mary to St Catherine Labouré almost two centuries ago, in the FHA we are also celebrating three years of the “13 Houses” Campaign!  In this time, Vincentians all over the world have...