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Welcome to the 13 Houses Campaign!

The 13 Houses Campaign is a Famvin Homeless Alliance initiative and aims to improve and transform the lives of 10,000 homeless people around the world in 3-5 years from 2018. More than that, we want to see 13 Houses projects in each of the 156 countries where the Vincentian Family works!

The 13 Houses Campaign takes its inspiration from St. Vincent de Paul who built 13 small houses close to St. Lazare, the motherhouse of the Congregation of the Mission, to care for abandoned children. It was a true collaborative project between the Ladies of Charity, the Daughters of Charity and the Congregation of the Mission; all doing their part to ensure that thousands of children were cared for. It was a truly Vincentian collaborative project! You can learn more its history here.

Download our 13 Houses Booklet to learn more about the Campaign in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish or Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

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   Help us end homelessness – One house at a time.

Supporting refugees in Rwanda in the time of COVID-19

Supporting refugees in Rwanda in the time of COVID-19

The world is currently in the midst of a period of great difficulty due to the onset of the coronavirus. Since March 14th, Rwanda has been under lockdown in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. This includes the Mahama Refugee Camp, where our...

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Vincentian Responses to Coronavirus Globally

Vincentian Responses to Coronavirus Globally

At the Famvin Homeless Alliance we are hearing stories of how different parts of the Vincentian Family are responding to homeless and vulnerable people during the outbreak of the Corona Virus. We asked Fr Robert Maloney, former Superior General of the Congregation of...

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Young and old, supported by the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

Young and old, supported by the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

Vincentian women have been at the forefront of the Vincentian task of tendering for the sick and the poor. Since the time of St Louise de Marillac and St Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity have been crucial to put words into actions. In Kenya, the Daughters of...

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Watch the new 13 Houses video!

Watch the new 13 Houses video!

 The “13 Houses” Campaign is changing the lives of homeless people all around the world thanks to the collaboration between Vincentian branches. A few months ago, we brought you Abundio and his family’s story from Hueyapan, Mexico, and the work carried out by all the...

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From Lebanon to Rwanda – in solidarity with refugees

From Lebanon to Rwanda – in solidarity with refugees

The chaplaincy of the Mahama Burundian refugee camp received a visit from the Lebanese Missionary group for Charity from the 15th to the 25th of August last year. The visit was part of a collaboration inside the Famvin Homeless Alliance but also among FHA ambassadors...

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