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!

Tackling slum dwelling in Malawi, one house at a time!

Tackling slum dwelling in Malawi, one house at a time!

Annie and her seven children were homeless, although they did have a roof over their heads. “I can’t say I was living in a house; it was rather like a birds nest”. They were living in a hut and were extremely vulnerable to the weather. Annie’s story is one of many in...

A home in Namibia, beds in the Netherlands

A home in Namibia, beds in the Netherlands

“To serve and enlighten, to speak a redeeming word, to be a helping hand", this is the motto of the jubilee year of the Brothers of Our Lady Mother of Mercy (CMM), in which they celebrated their 175th anniversary (1844-2019), derived from the rule of life of the...

Homes First: Strategies to Promote Youth Empowerment Post Covid-19

Homes First: Strategies to Promote Youth Empowerment Post Covid-19

Vincentians keep bringing the voices of homeless people to the United Nations despite the pandemic. The UN NGO Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH) organised the side event “Homes First: Strategies to Promote Youth Empowerment Post Covid-19” during the ECOSOC...

Three years working together to end homelessness

Three years working together to end homelessness

The Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA) has reached three years working with the poorest of the poor and the homeless. The FHA is looking forward to the next few years, with the objective of fostering collaboration and exchange amongst Vincentian Family branches, and with...

A new way of exploring the 13 Houses Campaign

A new way of exploring the 13 Houses Campaign

13 Houses Campaign keeps growing thanks to the joint efforts of more and more Vincentian branches to end homelessness! Now you can explore the different projects on our new map. You can learn more about each individual initiative, which branches are involved and...

The “St Vincent de Paul Village” opens its doors in Peru

The “St Vincent de Paul Village” opens its doors in Peru

55 people from eight families are now living in the first houses of the “Mitso Esperanza – Villa San Vicente de Paúl”, the St Vincent de Paul Village in Puerto Eten, Peru. This ambitious project is part of the “13 Houses” Campaign. The Vincentian Family has opened and...

First 13 Houses project in Nigeria!

First 13 Houses project in Nigeria!

Cecilia is a widow and mother of four living in the Imo State, South East-Nigeria, in a poor rural area lacking government investment. She and her family used to shelter in an old mud hut. For that reason, she was selected to be the first beneficiary of the 13 Houses...

A family born again

A family born again

Mihaela used to go to sleep worrying that the house would fall on her and her family. She lived with her mother and her four children, aged between 14 and 7 in a tiny house in Iasi, Romania second largest city. “We felt deprived of any hope, of protection during that...

From the basement to the hope of a new life

From the basement to the hope of a new life

The Flórez Sierra Family hasn’t had it easy since they arrived in Spain from Colombia. “We used to live in a basement, unhealthy, without the right conditions, we were suffering, mostly for our child”. Besides, were living in an unregularized situation in the country....