Famvin Homeless Alliance

The Vincentian Family Initiative on Homelessness

The 13 Houses Campaign

A Famvin Homeless Alliance initiative aimed at improving and transform the lives of 10,000 homeless people around the world in 3-5 years

Years of Service

Organizations

Countries

Goal: End Homelessness!

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity

Over 7,000 lives have been transformed thanks to the “13 Houses” Campaign. In just 3 years this global endeavour has gone from a single house in Macon, Georgia (USA) to more than 70 projects in almost 50 countries with up to 2,000 houses built. Project after project,...

International Refugee Conference adjourned to June 2022

International Refugee Conference adjourned to June 2022

Our second international conference “The journey of a refugee” will happen in Seville (Spain) from the 7th to the 9th of June 2022. Covid forced the FHA Team to postpone this meeting once again due to the progress of the pandemic, travel restrictions and limited...

FHA Webinars

FHA Webinars

At a time when coming together was more difficult than ever, the FHA decided to organise webinars to fulfil our goals of building global capacity and facilitating learning opportunities in the Vincentian Family. In 2021 we organised two, but we hope to make webinars a...

Advent Letter 2021 by Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM

Advent Letter 2021 by Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM

Dear members of the Vincentian Family, May the grace and peace of Jesus be always with us! Every year, the Church offers us the gift of the grace-filled period called “Advent” that helps us to prepare our hearts and minds in a special way for the Christmas season....

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity!

Embracing the homeless in a network of charity!

Happy Feast of the Miraculous Medal!  As we celebrate the apparition of the Virgin Mary to St Catherine Labouré almost two centuries ago, in the FHA we are also celebrating three years of the “13 Houses” Campaign!  In this time, Vincentians all over the world have...

Father Pedro Opeka CM nominated for Council of Europe prize

Father Pedro Opeka CM nominated for Council of Europe prize

Father Pedro Opeka CM has been nominated to the Raoul Wallenberg Prize of the Council of Europe. The Famvin Homeless Alliance has supported this nomination, which has been officially carried out by the Slovenian Government because “his great self-sacrifice make him a...

The “13 Houses” Campaign already changing lives in Ireland

The “13 Houses” Campaign already changing lives in Ireland

Noel has lost everything during this pandemic... even his beloved Rosie. Noel was at home, looking forward to a quiet Christmas with his little dog, Rosie, when he got the crushing news from his landlord — Noel had to leave his home... At almost 70 years of age, he...

Bringing smiles to Tanzania with the “13 Houses” Campaign

Bringing smiles to Tanzania with the “13 Houses” Campaign

Hadeeja can finally smile. And she does it while holding the “13 Houses” Campaign plaque in front of her new house with her three sons and her daughter. For this widow and mother of four living in Mtindu, Tanzania, the Campaign has represented a chance for a new...

Building a wider “We” in the footsteps of Vincent de Paul

Building a wider “We” in the footsteps of Vincent de Paul

Today we commemorate St Vincent’s Feast Day with all Vincentians, a day to pray, reflect and celebrate. In the FHA, we cannot forget that as we mark St Vincent’s day, yesterday was also the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In the FHA we work daily to weave together...