Famvin Homeless Alliance

The Vincentian Family Initiative on Homelessness

That everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

Famvin Homeless Alliance

The Vincentian Family Initiative on Homelessness

That everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

Famvin Homeless Alliance

The Vincentian Family Initiative on Homelessness

That everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.

Years of Service

Organizations

Countries

Goal: End Homelessness!

Supporting refugees in Rwanda in the time of COVID-19

Supporting refugees in Rwanda in the time of COVID-19

The world is currently in the midst of a period of great difficulty due to the onset of the coronavirus. Since March 14th, Rwanda has been under lockdown in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. This includes the Mahama Refugee Camp, where our...

Vincentian Responses to Coronavirus Globally

Vincentian Responses to Coronavirus Globally

At the Famvin Homeless Alliance we are hearing stories of how different parts of the Vincentian Family are responding to homeless and vulnerable people during the outbreak of the Corona Virus. We asked Fr Robert Maloney, former Superior General of the Congregation of...

Young and old, supported by the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

Young and old, supported by the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

Vincentian women have been at the forefront of the Vincentian task of tendering for the sick and the poor. Since the time of St Louise de Marillac and St Vincent de Paul, the Daughters of Charity have been crucial to put words into actions. In Kenya, the Daughters of...

Rocco – Diaries of a Vincentian

Rocco – Diaries of a Vincentian

I knew him as Rocco, his nickname. Every week, we’d chat. His ‘patch’ was outside Sainsbury’s, the main supermarket in Cambridge. He sat unimposing, legs crossed, greying beard. He always wore a woollen hat, even when the sun was shining. Rocco was up early and stayed...

Vincentians in Nigeria join the fight against homelessness

Vincentians in Nigeria join the fight against homelessness

The Vincentian Family in Nigeria has decided to focus their work on homelessness after their annual meeting in Lagos last month. In the meeting, where six branches were present, the Vincentian Family decided to build at least one house for homeless people this year...

Vincentian Sisters empowering women in Ethiopia

Vincentian Sisters empowering women in Ethiopia

For several years now, a new branch of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy of St Vincent de Paul in Untermarchtal has been in development in Ethiopia through the engagement of Bishop Leonardus Dobbelaar - a Vincentian from the Netherlands. Today, the 12 Ethiopian...

Watch the new 13 Houses video!

Watch the new 13 Houses video!

 The “13 Houses” Campaign is changing the lives of homeless people all around the world thanks to the collaboration between Vincentian branches. A few months ago, we brought you Abundio and his family’s story from Hueyapan, Mexico, and the work carried out by all the...