About St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul has served the poor internationally for over 180 years. As a Catholic organization originating in Paris and organized by Blessed Fredrick Ozanam, we’re inspired by gospel values but independent from the church.
We have had a presence in South-central Idaho since the 1980s and the Twin Falls thrift store opened in 1986.
One of the oldest and most effective charitable organizations in the world.
There are some 700,000 men and women throughout the world who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person service to the needy and people living in poverty in 142 countries on five continents.
With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the U.S. totals more than 172,000 in 4,600 communities. Programs include home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, lodging, transportation and utility costs, care for the elderly, and medication payment assistance. Providing more than $595 million in tangible and in-kind services, SVdP serves more than 14 million people in need each year. We perform more than 648,000 visits to people in their homes, and deliver more than 7 million service hours to those in need, regardless of race, religion, or national origin.
How we make a difference:
We help people in need by assisting with food, housing expenses, clothing, furniture, and other basic human needs through your generous donations of goods, food, volunteer time, and financial support.
Together, we prevent homelessness in Southwest Idaho.
If you would like some help, please call us and leave a message with name, phone number, zip code, and how we can help you. Make sure you speak slowly and clearly. A volunteer will call you back within 48 hours. Keep in mind that the call may be from a blocked number - Please answer it! If you don't receive a call back, please call the Helpline again. The caller will arrange a visit by two St. Vincent de Paul Volunteers.
The thrift store
Opening a thrift store gave us the opportunity to take donated items, resell them and generate the funds to help those in need. It required the donation of time and energy of several dedicated church members to come together in a vision to help others as Jesus would want them to do.
It is our mission everyday to help those in need.
We could not exist without our dedicated volunteers that make this organization run. Our team also consists of a select few staff members and employees.
Every person who contributes their time to St. Vincent de Paul is passionate about preventing homelessness in our community.
We’re pretty excited about our mission, and we hope you are too.
At St. Vincent de Paul…
We help people in need by assisting with food, housing expenses, clothing, furniture, and other basic human needs through your generous donations of goods, food, volunteer time, and financial support. Together, we prevent homelessness in Southwest Idaho.