Since 1946, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been working to feed, clothe, house and heal people in need. Programs include services for the homeless, medical and dental care for the working poor, charity dining rooms, thrift stores, a transitional housing shelter and general assistance for individuals living in poverty. As important, St. Vincent de Paul provides meaningful opportunities to people to serve, fostering human connections and a more vibrant community for all.
- Five charity dining rooms in Phoenix provide more than 4,500 meals daily.
- Over 80 volunteer-run food pantries across Arizona provide food boxes, rent and utility bill assistance, and general support for individuals and families in need.
- By partnering with public agencies and nonprofits, St. Vincent de Paul’s Resource Center is a hub for people who are ready to take steps out of homelessness.
- In addition to meeting daily basic needs, like meals, clothing, and showers, the Resource Center provides health screenings, mental health services, job search and coaching, working hand-in-hand with individuals to plan a path to self-sufficiency.
- Recognizing the unique needs of older adults and people with disabilities, St. Vincent de Paul’s Ozanam Manor is a unique shelter that provides a safe harbor to help people transition from homelessness to housing.
- Ozanam Manor is home to 60 residents, many of whom are veterans, while they receive case management and help to secure permanent housing.
- The rent and utility assistance keeps thousands of people from homelessness each year. By keeping providing these types of assistance, often during a time of unexpected crisis, families are stabilized and able to bounce back to self-sufficiency.
- St. Vincent de Paul’s Virginia G. Piper Medical and Dental Clinic provides comprehensive services to patients without insurance. Services include over 20 medical specialties and all aspects of oral care.
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