On top of the World – Diaries of a Vincentian

And suddenly I felt her little hand in mine. She had stood next to me for a while; staring up at me with her curious eyes; her bright smile framed by dusty, tangled hair. We were in the middle of a small square; surrounded by little houses; a buzzing community on the outskirts of Antananarivo,...

The FHA at the #Famvin2020Roma

The Famvin Homeless Alliance was present at the first meeting of all the Vincentian branches that took place in Rome from the 8th to the 12th of January 2020 under the motto The Vincentian Family Moving Forward. More than 100 branches came together at the Patristic Institute Augustinianum, where...

An open ear at the railway station

At the heart of community life. With an ever present calling. To be close to the people and to be open to the needs of the time is the common thread running through the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St Vincent de Paul in Untermarchtal. For almost 170 years the religious...

I Know – Diaries of a Vincentian

It was freezing. I had just stepped out from the warm embrace of my hotel and needed a moment to adjust to the cold now filling my lungs. It was a wonderful day. Blue skies and winter sun. A thin layer of ice paved the road, some spots of frozen old snow here and there. Welcome to Kharkiv in...

14 ambassadors to spread the word about the Alliance

Our 14 volunteer ambassadors are already spreading the word about the Alliance all over the world. Since the launch of the FHA in 2017, it has been clear the team will need all the help possible to achieve its ambitious objectives. As a global initiative, not everything can be carried out by our...

The World’s Big Sleep Out

On the 7th of December, people around the world joined in an enormous act of global solidarity to support people who have no choice but to sleep on the streets. From Los Angeles to London; from New Delhi to Manila and Brisbane, people slept out for one night to raise awareness of the global scale...

The FHA out to meet the Spanish Vincentian Family

From November 11th to 13th 2019, the FHA team and Commission gathered in Madrid to discuss the work of the Alliance. They also took the opportunity to better understand the work carried out by the Vincentian Family in Spain and their projects with homeless people. On November 12th, they met with...

Make us count in 2020!

2020 will be a crucial year to make homeless people count. In February, for the first time in its entire history, the UN will release a report on homelessness written by the Secretary General. This is an opportunity to begin a global strategy to end homelessness – an opportunity we must seize....

12 months of 13 Houses!

The 13 Houses Campaign is one-year-old today! In these 12 months, the Campaign has grown from a single house in Little Rock, Arkansas (USA) to 37 projects in 28 countries. And this is only the beginning! We are expecting 24 new countries to join in the coming months! A year ago, we launched the...

Sharing the Word and a Meal – Diaries of a Vincentian

Like almost any other Friday for the last six years, Ramona arrived drunk, hugging and kissing her friends, her breath smelling like cheap rum and drugs. There’s always a volunteer waiting for her at the playground in the St Peter Apostle parish school, to listen patiently and offer loving...
On top of the World – Diaries of a Vincentian

On top of the World – Diaries of a Vincentian

And suddenly I felt her little hand in mine. She had stood next to me for a while; staring up at me with her curious eyes; her bright smile framed by dusty, tangled hair. We were in the middle of a small square; surrounded by little houses; a buzzing community on the...

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The FHA at the #Famvin2020Roma

The FHA at the #Famvin2020Roma

The Famvin Homeless Alliance was present at the first meeting of all the Vincentian branches that took place in Rome from the 8th to the 12th of January 2020 under the motto The Vincentian Family Moving Forward. More than 100 branches came together at the Patristic...

read more
An open ear at the railway station

An open ear at the railway station

At the heart of community life. With an ever present calling. To be close to the people and to be open to the needs of the time is the common thread running through the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St Vincent de Paul in Untermarchtal. For...

read more
I Know – Diaries of a Vincentian

I Know – Diaries of a Vincentian

It was freezing. I had just stepped out from the warm embrace of my hotel and needed a moment to adjust to the cold now filling my lungs. It was a wonderful day. Blue skies and winter sun. A thin layer of ice paved the road, some spots of frozen old snow here and...

read more
14 ambassadors to spread the word about the Alliance

14 ambassadors to spread the word about the Alliance

Our 14 volunteer ambassadors are already spreading the word about the Alliance all over the world. Since the launch of the FHA in 2017, it has been clear the team will need all the help possible to achieve its ambitious objectives. As a global initiative, not...

read more
The World’s Big Sleep Out

The World’s Big Sleep Out

On the 7th of December, people around the world joined in an enormous act of global solidarity to support people who have no choice but to sleep on the streets. From Los Angeles to London; from New Delhi to Manila and Brisbane, people slept out for one night to raise...

read more
The FHA out to meet the Spanish Vincentian Family

The FHA out to meet the Spanish Vincentian Family

From November 11th to 13th 2019, the FHA team and Commission gathered in Madrid to discuss the work of the Alliance. They also took the opportunity to better understand the work carried out by the Vincentian Family in Spain and their projects with homeless people. On...

read more
Make us count in 2020!

Make us count in 2020!

2020 will be a crucial year to make homeless people count. In February, for the first time in its entire history, the UN will release a report on homelessness written by the Secretary General. This is an opportunity to begin a global strategy to end homelessness – an...

read more
12 months of 13 Houses!

12 months of 13 Houses!

The 13 Houses Campaign is one-year-old today! In these 12 months, the Campaign has grown from a single house in Little Rock, Arkansas (USA) to 37 projects in 28 countries. And this is only the beginning! We are expecting 24 new countries to join in the coming months!...

read more
Sharing the Word and a Meal – Diaries of a Vincentian

Sharing the Word and a Meal – Diaries of a Vincentian

Like almost any other Friday for the last six years, Ramona arrived drunk, hugging and kissing her friends, her breath smelling like cheap rum and drugs. There’s always a volunteer waiting for her at the playground in the St Peter Apostle parish school, to listen...

read more