Thank you United Way for rent/mortgage assistance grant funds $6200! March 2015

Sincere thanks to the Murdock Trust for approving the top off grant in the amount of $150,000 for our Facilities Purchase! SVDP now owns its building which will save several thousand dollars per month in lease payments, enabling the additional assistance to those in need in our community and the creation of new programs towards self sufficiency.

Fact: Our organization provides more meals in the Redmond community area than any other organization - 18,000 - 26,000 per month! Fact: we provide $4000-$5000 per month in rent/mortgage/utility/propane assistance. Fact: our thrift store provides between $4500 - $7000 per month in vouchers allowing for free clothing, furniture and household items!

ID Clinic at our Social Services Wed. and Thurs.
Do you need help getting important documents such as an ID card - birth cert. - social security card or other vital records? Walk-in appointments are welcome...provided through a grant by Partnership to End Poverty

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Supporting Our Neighbors in Need

St. Vincent de Paul of Redmond, Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. St Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. 

The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is endless. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."

History and Overview

St. Vincent de Paul of Redmond (SVDP) has been in the Central Oregon area for many years and was first part of a larger Conference. In 1979, Redmond and the other St. Vincent Groups incorporated into individual Conferences. Redmond SVDP is part of the Baker Diocese and the National St. Vincent de Paul Conference in St Louis, Missouri. There are St. Vincent de Paul's in 139 countries, 6 continents, over 50,000 conferences and 700,000 members.

St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) was the founder of the Congregation of the Mission, Daughters of Charity, Confraternities of Charity, and Ladies of Charity. A man of deep faith, keen intellect, and enormous creativity, he has become known as the "Apostle of Charity" and "Father of the Poor".

The St. Vincent de Paul Organization was founded by Frederic Ozanam in 1831 in Paris, France. His vision was to embrace the world in a network of charity.

Members of St. Vincent de Paul, or Vincentians, are men and women of all ages and races who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. It is known that we are not alone, we are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit poverty, humilty, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic rule.

St. Vincent de Paul Redmond assists thousands of individuals each year in the Redmond community, including families and those that are homeless. Our goal is to provide direct assistance to those who are in greatest need and to provide education and life skills necessary in building a better life.

Neighbors helping Neighbors!