Mission & History
Our mission is: "We assist the poor and those in need of consolation, seeking out and utilizing every resource. Being mindful of the sanctity and dignity of all, we know that any charitable work that advances those goals is within the mission of St. Vincent de Paul."
St. Vincent de Paul is Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization. Founded in 1954, the agency helps over 84,000 individuals and families each year. St. Vincent de Paul is committed to providing comprehensive programs to alleviate poverty and help all individuals find a path out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
St. Vincent de Paul accomplishes its mission in six core areas:
- Affordable Housing: more than 1,000 units of housing have been developed since 1988.
- Emergency Services: helps 58,500 adults each year.
- Homeless Services: helps 3,600 adults and families each year.
- Recycling Programs: diverted 15,360,00 pounds of reuseable materials in 2009.
- Retail Thrift Stores: sells re-used items and generates revenue for charitable programs.
- Self-Sufficiency Services: helps over 1,000 people with job training and placement each year.