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Mission & History

St. Vincent de Paul is...

Fall-Winter 2016 newsletterLane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization. Founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1955, the Agency helps more than 84,000 individuals and families each year with emergency and homeless services, and affordable housing. 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.

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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 accomplishes its mission in six core areas...

  • Affordable Housing: more than 1,300 units of housing have been developed since 1988.
  • Emergency Services: In 2015 helped approximately 8,400 households in 2015 and provided about 18,400 food boxes.
  • Homeless Services: Day services, 8,009 adults and 540 families with 1,117 children; night shelter and safe parking, 1,100 adults and families served -- all in 2015.
  • Recycling Programs: diverted in 2015 25,367,976 pounds of reusable materials and 195,461 mattresses from landfills.
  • Retail Thrift Stores: sells re-used items and generates revenue for charitable programs.
  • Self-Sufficiency Services: helps about 1,100 people with job training and placement each year.