How to get involved

by | Feb 26, 2019

There are many different ways to get involved in the 13 Houses Campaign!

First, you can sign up to receive updates from the FHA here; and follow us on facebooktwitter or instagram to get regular updates on what is happening.

Find out how to get involved in a specific way:

Create a 13 Houses project

No matter how big or small – any idea could eventually turn into a 13 Houses project. If you have seen people in your community experiencing some form of homelessness, we invite you to reflect on that archetypal Vincentian question: What must be done?

Bring your ideas to paper and talk about it with other groups within the Vincentian Family and/or partners that can help to make the idea a reality. You can use our Project Development Tool to help you structure your thoughts and assess what needs to be done. This might be taking your project to the next level or creating an entirely new one.

The 13 Houses Campaign encourages global collaboration across the Vincentian Family so think about how that might help you. For example, you may need support to “market” your project to a broader audience, or write up a realistic budget. It may be the first time you are working to help a specific group of people, or the first time to develop a housing project. The Vincentian Family has a wealth of expertise in all of these areas and there could be people in other countries able to share their experiences of similar projects with you.

The FHA is in place to link you up and to support you along the way so please get in touch with any questions you may have – we are always happy to help!

Solidarity Fund

Give to the Solidarity Fund

The Solidarity Fund has been set up to support poorer countries and branches to receive vital funds needed for them to realize their 13 Houses projects. By donating money to the Solidarity Fund, you help us to offer financial assistance to the countries and branches that need it most; it is held and distributed by the Congregation of the Mission International Fund.

Our ability to provide funds for specific projects depends entirely on the generosity of Vincentian Family members and groups, and we are hence incredibly grateful for any gifts.  

If you would like to support the Solidarity Fund, please contact us on fha.info@famvin.org

Apply for a grant

Thank you for your involvement in the 13 Houses Campaign and for your interest in applying to the Solidarity Fund.

The Famvin Homeless Alliance is currently finalising eligibility and assessment criteria for the Fund as well as this section of the website. However, we are already accepting applications for 13 Houses projects.

To receive further information on the Solidarity Fund and an application form, please contact fha.info@famvin.org

We also have a step-by-step guide for applying to other Trust and Foundations here.

Volunteer your expertise

If you have in-depth knowledge in a specific field, why not make that expertise available to the wider Vincentian Family? Many individuals, groups and branches have big ideas but lack the resources to bring them to life. Your expertise might be exactly what is needed and could help to bring a 13 Houses project to the next level. Get in touch with the FHA to let us know about your professional background and we will let you know when we think a Vincentian in another country could benefit from your skillset.

To make your expertise available, please contact fha.info@famvin.org