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.

A second chance thanks to the “13 Houses”

A second chance thanks to the “13 Houses”

My name is Flore and I am from a humble family from Côte d'Ivoire. When I was 17 years old, my life changed. My mum passed away during the 2002 civil war, and then I started a journey that took me far away from everything and everybody. After her death, life was...

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A new house for a better life in New Zealand

A new house for a better life in New Zealand

Terri and husband Tane immigrated to New Zealand from Kiribati islands in 2008 with their 2-year-old son. They initially lived with friends. After two years they moved to the rural area of Warkworth north of Auckland city. Tane had found work in horticulture. He has...

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Rebuilding hope in Mexico

Rebuilding hope in Mexico

In the afternoon of September 11th, 2017, Abundio Pérez was working in the field like any other day near Hueyapán, in Morelos, Mexico. Suddenly, he heard a frightening thunder and the earth started to comb and to break. He tried to run, but the tremor threw him to the...

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Conference on the Famvin Homeless Alliance in Rwanda

Conference on the Famvin Homeless Alliance in Rwanda

Preview (opens in a new tab) On May 11-12, 2019, 105 members of different branches of the Vincentian Family and their delegates gathered in Kigali for a conference on the Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA). The event took place at the Provincial House of the Daughters of...

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