SVdP’s Teacher Trena Reaps As She Sows

SVdP’s Teacher Trena Reaps As She Sows

SVdP’s Teacher Trena Reaps As She Sows St. Vincent de Paul is known as many things, but gateway to a new community, complete with role models for a new chapter? For Trena Cleland, St. Vinnie’s has been that and more since she and her partner Robert MacConnell...
YouTube Chefs Inspire First Place Cuisine

YouTube Chefs Inspire First Place Cuisine

A well-stocked pantry gladdens the heart of Shyla Hecht who prepares about 70 home-cooked meals per day for guests of First Place Family Center, the First Place Annex, and the Youth House. YouTube Chefs Stir Inspiration for Tables of SVdP Family, Youth Shelters As...
Anne Williams: A Fond Recollection

Anne Williams: A Fond Recollection

Former SVdP Development Director Remembers A Friend: Anne Williams. Anne Williams was a study in contrasts. Elegant, long tapered fingers held a pen, or a cigarette, or a well-used trowel or a rambunctious dog. She loved her husband so fiercely and privately, that I...
A Match Made At St. Vinnie’s

A Match Made At St. Vinnie’s

February already. So far, 2021 hasn’t proved the panacea we hoped for, but now comes Valentine’s Day and an opportunity to appreciate those we love and, perhaps, have lost. St. Vinnie’s didn’t lose Anne Williams entirely when death came to her on Feb. 24, 2020. We...