Welcome to the 13 Houses Campaign and thank you for your interest!

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.

Read more about the origins of the 13 Houses Campaign here. You can also download our 13 Houses Booklet to learn more about the Campaign.

Find out more about how to get involved in the Campaign here!

   Help us end homelessness – One house at a time.

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

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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Vincent is home

In August 2018, Depaul USA opened its first 13 Houses project in Little Rock and welcomed Vincent to his new home. Now, nine months later, we were curious to learn more about him and see how he was doing. For Vincent, it’s been a long way to get where he is now; a...

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Great Britain’s Ambitious 13 Houses Plans

The Vincentian Family in Great Britain is collaborating to plan 13 Houses projects across the country. As Fr Robert Maloney showed, collaboration was the default position of the early Vincentian Family and so it continues today. The UK-based Family members met at the...

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