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!

Our return from Kenya to Germany – Diaries of a Vincentian

Our return from Kenya to Germany – Diaries of a Vincentian

At the end of March this year we were told, all of a sudden, that we - Sr. Lucia, Sr. Dorothea, Sr. Zeituni and I - had to leave Kenya as soon as possible. The Corona Pandemic had spread unexpectedly quickly. The news took the four of us by surprise. Sr. Zeituni, Sr....

A very different Vincent’s Day

A very different Vincent’s Day

This year, St Vincent de Paul’s Day is going to be very different from what we would have liked. After these tough months, in which the Vincentian Family stepped up to Covid-19 and the tragedy in Beirut, we want to remember both what we have achieved and the brother...

Slum Dwelling: Annual Theme 2020

Slum Dwelling: Annual Theme 2020

Over the past two years, the Vincentian Family’s annual theme has focused on forced displacement and street homelessness. For 2020, we are focusing on slum dwellers. We refer you to our briefing paper, which outlines in greater detail the problem of slum dwelling and...

The FamVin Coming Together for Beirut!

The FamVin Coming Together for Beirut!

The August 4 Beirut blast devastated the city and added a climate of high insecurity in the country, which was already struggling with a severe economic and financial crisis coupled with uncertainty at several levels. On top and above with the huge material damages,...

Affective and effective solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Affective and effective solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic

After 10 years of work in the field of education, in Chiclayo, I was assigned to Pisco, in Peru, as the pastor of a parish. I had not settled into my new missionary appointment when I was confronted with a series of restrictions, confinement, fear and uncertainty. I...