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 path ahead

Our path ahead

Frederic Ozanam once said that “Charity must never look to the past, but always to the future, because the number of its past works is still very small and the present and future miseries that it must alleviate are infinite.” His words resonated with us and we kept...

Vincentian Mapping Project

Vincentian Mapping Project

If you ask Vincentians why their work with homeless people is essential, you will receive a number of answers ranging from their dignity as human beings and children of God to the importance of following in the footsteps of Vincent who, in times of war and of peace,...

Online event: Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects

Online event: Lessons learnt from “13 Houses” projects

On July 8th 1 pm CEST (9 pm Sydney, 7 am New York) the FHA organizes the first of a series of online events to learn from Vincentians working on “13 Houses” Campaign projects. Three speakers from different projects and approaches will talk about how they started, how...

First FHA online training event for the SSVP

First FHA online training event for the SSVP

Last Sunday the FHA organised its first online training event to encourage more Vincentians to join our efforts to end homelessness. We had the privilege to explain our goals and plans for the next three years to the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the biggest...

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...