Just one house to change a life

The FHA was launched with the goal of ending homelessness, one house at a time. That’s what moved Ana María Escaño in Malitbog (Southern Leyte) in the Philippines, to launch the “Just One House” project. An initiative that aims to be a template easily replicated anywhere. Ana María is a member of...

Over 70 people join the first webinar on the “13 Houses” Campaign

Over 70 people joined the first of a series of FHA webinars on the “13 Houses” Campaign. Vincentians from several branches all over the world joined to listen to our all-women panel explaining how they developed their “13 Houses” projects. Vincentians from Cambodia to Brasil and from Ireland to...

“Welcome Home” in Guatemala with the “13 Houses” Campaign

The “Welcome Home” project will officially open on July 3rd in Chimaltenango, Guatemala, with the presence of our volunteer Ambassador Gina Paredes. After three years of work, more than 30 families who lost their homes during the Volcán de Fuego eruption in 2018 now have a better and safer place...

Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects: Meet the Speakers

On July 8th 1 pm CEST (9 pm Sydney, 7 am New York) don’t miss the chance to hear our three speakers explaining will talk about how they got started, how they designed the project and what advice they would give to Vincentians thinking of starting their own “13 Houses” project:Sister Winnie Mutuku,...

“Building with Love” to move the 13 Houses Campaign in Ecuador forward

The Vincentian Family in Ecuador is launching the “Building with Love” fundraising campaign to finance the second stage of their “13 Houses” Campaign project and other initiatives. as well as some of their other initiatives. The Vincentian Family in Ecuador is a great example of Vincentian...

Our path ahead

Frederic Ozanam once said that “Charity must never look to the past, but always to the future, because the number of its past works is still very small and the present and future miseries that it must alleviate are infinite.” His words resonated with us and we kept them in mind when we started to...

Vincentian Mapping Project

If you ask Vincentians why their work with homeless people is essential, you will receive a number of answers ranging from their dignity as human beings and children of God to the importance of following in the footsteps of Vincent who, in times of war and of peace, dared to care for the...

From big to small, changing lives in the Philippines through the 13 Houses Campaign!

Under the most difficult circumstances, the innovative and hardworking Vincentian spirit flourishes. In the Philippines, a country battered by poverty and natural disasters, several projects of the “13 Houses” Campaign (alongside many other local Vincentian initiatives) are working to change the...

FHA Conference on Refugees, Internally Displaced People and Human Trafficking

After much delay following the pandemic, the FHA will be hosting its second conference, which will be a hybrid event combining in-person and virtual opportunities, ensuring accessibility for all members of the Vincentian Family. From 25th to 27th October 2021, the FHA is inviting the Vincentian...

Online event: Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects

On July 8th 1 pm CEST (9 pm Sydney, 7 am New York) the FHA is hosting the first of a series of online events featuring Vincentians who are working on “13 Houses” Campaign projects. Three speakers from different projects and approaches will talk about how they got started, how they designed the...
Just one house to change a life

Just one house to change a life

The FHA was launched with the goal of ending homelessness, one house at a time. That’s what moved Ana María Escaño in Malitbog (Southern Leyte) in the Philippines, to launch the “Just One House” project. An initiative that aims to be a template easily replicated...

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Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects: Meet the Speakers

Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects: Meet the Speakers

On July 8th 1 pm CEST (9 pm Sydney, 7 am New York) don’t miss the chance to hear our three speakers explaining will talk about how they got started, how they designed the project and what advice they would give to Vincentians thinking of starting their own “13 Houses”...

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Our path ahead

Our path ahead

Frederic Ozanam once said that “Charity must never look to the past, but always to the future, because the number of its past works is still very small and the present and future miseries that it must alleviate are infinite.” His words resonated with us and we kept...

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Vincentian Mapping Project

Vincentian Mapping Project

If you ask Vincentians why their work with homeless people is essential, you will receive a number of answers ranging from their dignity as human beings and children of God to the importance of following in the footsteps of Vincent who, in times of war and of peace,...

read more
Online event: Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects

Online event: Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects

On July 8th 1 pm CEST (9 pm Sydney, 7 am New York) the FHA is hosting the first of a series of online events featuring Vincentians who are working on “13 Houses” Campaign projects. Three speakers from different projects and approaches will talk about how they got...

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First FHA online training event for the SSVP

First FHA online training event for the SSVP

Last Sunday the FHA organised its first online training event to encourage more Vincentians to join our efforts to end homelessness. We had the privilege to explain our goals and plans for the next three years to the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the biggest...

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Tackling slum dwelling in Malawi, one house at a time!

Tackling slum dwelling in Malawi, one house at a time!

Annie and her seven children were homeless, although they did have a roof over their heads. “I can’t say I was living in a house; it was rather like a birds nest”. They were living in a hut and were extremely vulnerable to the weather. Annie’s story is one of many in...

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